Passports, visas & health

Getting you ready for Africa

Passports visas and health

This general information on passports, visas and health requirements is to assist you with the planning process to ensure it’s easy from the outset!



All Australian citizens require a full passport for all holidays with Encompass Africa and this should be valid for at least six months from the date you return home. If you are not an Australian citizen, other regulations may apply and you are encouraged to check with the nearest embassy of the country you intend to visit.

Please note that for certain trips, Encompass Africa requires your passport details prior to accepting your booking. Importantly, should you renew your passport after you  have booked, you are required to provide us of the new details as soon as possible.



You are always responsible for securing visas for your travel to Africa with Encompass Africa. The visa information contained here may change without notice so again we encourage you to check with the nearest embassy of the country you intend to visit. We are always on hand to help you with any questions you may have when you are completing visa forms.

You can also refer to our country help sheets on the safari concierge that is made available to guests upon booking.



We are not qualified to give specific health advice. What we recommend is that you visit your GP or a specialist Travel Doctor at least 2 months prior to travel. This allows time for any necessary vaccinations and medication.  Please remember to take your itinerary with you to the doctor’s visit.



Your health and safety are paramount to Encompass Africa and your specialist will ask questions to better understand your abilities. You should be in reasonably good health and in a position to participate in activities without assistance. Should you need assistance with activities, it is important you let us know well in advance so we can make necessary arrangements.

Guests with existing medical conditions and any food allergies must advise Encompass Africa no later than 60 days prior to departure from Australia.

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