Answers to most frequently asked questions
Who travels with Africa Wild Truck?
In our expeditions we have had both, groups of friends who decided to travel together as well as single travellers who have come and become part of the group. There are no age limits; we just ask that everyone would have the common desire to explore other cultures, to travel, discover and share the adventure of the trip.
Will we always sleep in tents?
For the most part, during the expeditions that we organize, we usually stay at campsites which allow us to be more connected to nature or we stay at small, local hotels. What we offer is always the best according to what each individual place has to offer. This comes from an expert knowledge of the territory due to long and frequent previous trips.
What are the campsites like?
We will find campsites of various degrees similar to the standards of European campsites; those equipped with the best comforts even up to the point of basic structures while still keeping at high priority close contact with the nature of the wild.
Is there a meeting place for the departure?
The round-trip flights are arranged at your own convenience and need. However, upon request, we can arrange flights with those also interested in travelling together.
In Africa, do I need to arrange my own transportation to and from the airport?
Upon your arrival in Africa, you will be picked up at the airport and at the end of the expedition you will also be dropped off at the airport. During your stay in Africa, all the transportation will be in our truck or in a 4x4 vehicle with the crew of Africa Wild Truck.
Which currency should I use for my personal expenses? Dollars or Euro?
The dollar is probably preferred over the euro because it is accepted almost everywhere. We will rarely be able to find ATM machines to take out money, but it will also be possible to exchange both dollars and euros into the local currency. Take note that it is easier to exchange smaller notes. Remember that nobody will except US dollar notes issued before 2000.
Will it be possible to do laundry?
For the most part throughout the trip, there will be the possibility to do laundry or to use a laundry service at the hotels or campsites.
How can we keep in touch with home?
Your personal cell phone will have service not just in the major cities, but almost everywhere we will be travelling. During the expedition, we will also have a satellite telephone available for use when cell phones don?t have service. (the cost is 5 euro/minute).
What is the likelihood of catching malaria or any other tropica disease?
We think that malaria and/or any other tropical disease, if precaution are taken, is difficoult to catch during our trips. Regarding malaria we will not see big quantities of mosquitoes and WHO (World Health Organization) declared that : “Mosquito nets are an efficient preventive tool in global malaria control”.
Do I need to worry about insects?
We will see the same quantities of insects that we might see in Europe.
Will we see many dangerous snakes?
Generally snakes are shy creatures and they are more afraid of us that we should be of them so sightings are rare. We will explain the different behaviour of different species of snakes.
I still have some doubts. Who can I call to get more infos?
You can contact Africa Wild Truck crew directly through the contacts page in this website or phone at +39 3476484951.