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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a travel insurance?

Meet Africa highly recommends taking travel insurance. Anything can happen from the day you purchase your tour to the day you are back home. Travel insurance allows us to deal with the unexpected.

Do I need a visa?

This depends on your passport. Most ECOWAS countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) require a visa for non-ECOWAS passports.

Visit our destination pages for more details (Benin, Ghana, Togo).

What are the vaccination requirements?

Vaccination for yellow fever is the only requirement for most West African countries.

Visit our destination pages for more details (Benin, Ghana, Togo).

Do I need any medication?

We recommend that you consult with your doctor, particularly regarding suitable ways to prevent malaria.

Can children travel with Meet Africa?

Absolutely! We encourage guests to bring children along. The experiences we offer will be valuable to children as well. We believe that the earlier people are exposed to different cultures, the better. The activities are not physically strenuous. Children just need to be willing to hike (two hours max). If not, we can always slightly tweak the schedule to accommodate children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Also, read our blog post Why traveling to Africa with kids is a good idea.

How large are the groups on Meet Africa tours?

The maximum number of guests per group is 10. This allows us to minimize our carbon footprint while traveling and improving the interactions we have with the local communities and within the groups.

Is it dangerous to travel to Africa?

There are dangerous places all over the world, even in your home country. The trick is to be aware of hazardous situations and to avoid them. Meet Africa is continuously monitoring security in Africa. We design itineraries that ensure the safety of our guests and our personnel.

Do I need to bring local currency?

You can exchange money before your arrival if you wish so. Otherwise, you can either carry cash that you can exchange locally or a debit card to withdraw local currency at ATMs. Don’t forget to check with your bank if your card will work at your destination. We recommend you carry both. A bit of cash in EUR, USD, or GBP will be handy in case ATMs don’t work or are not available. Credit cards are rarely accepted in stores.

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