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HEALTH PRECAUTIONS

Malaria

All of John X Safari's hunting areas in South Africa are Malaria-free.

Note that our area in Mozambique is a Malaria area. All clients must ensure the necessary preventative precautions are taken before your arrival. Please consult your local doctor regards Malaria medication.

No inoculations are required for travelers visiting Southern Africa, we do however advise clients to ensure that their tetanus shots are up to date.

General Precautions

We recommend you visit your doctor before leaving on safari if you have any permanent health issues. Bring along extra prescription drugs if required.

All our hunting vehicles and camps are set up with full first aid kits for minor field injuries. We do however recommend bringing along a general antibiotic and basic medication for headaches, colds, and flu and stomach ailments.

Please ensure you have an extra pair of glasses or sufficient contact lenses if required. Dark glasses are recommended for early mornings and late afternoons when the sun can be at a very uncomfortable height. Dark glasses also act as a form of eye protection when traveling on open vehicles.

We recommend bringing along a good sun block of at least SPF 30, as the African sun is something to take seriously.

If you have any doubts about medical issues, check with your local doctor or travel clinic. As neither may be fully conversant with the different African regions always use John X Safaris as a backup as well.

Liability & Travel Insurance

Although every possible precaution is taken to safeguard you and your property, John X Safaris accepts no liability for any accidental injury or illness that you may incur or loss or damage to your property during or after your safari. Ensure that you have medical insurance to cover any medical assistance you may require while on safari with John X Safaris.

From past experience John X Safaris recommends Global Rescue. Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security, and evacuation services worldwide. Their deployable teams of physicians, paramedics and special operations veterans will get to you wherever you are, by any means necessary, and bring you home.

Global Rescue is an important part of any hunter’s check list and a proven life-saving service for sportsmen worldwide.

Membership Benefits:

  • 24hr medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
  • Specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine available in real-time
  • Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
  • Evacuation back to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • Global network of medical Centers Of Excellence
  • Paramedics deployed to the member’s bedside
  • Evacuation services provided to $500,000
  • Available upgrade to include extraction in security emergencies
  • Memberships starting at $119

You may acquire travel insurance directly from Global Rescue.

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What People Are Saying

"This was my first African Safari and the best trip I've ever been on in my life. Carl & Boy made the hunting great and very enjoyable. The staff made you feel like you were at home. Loved every minute! The accommodations were superb! I'm already planning my return!"

~ Brandon Graber '12 from USA

After listening to my husband rave about Carl and John X Safaris for years, my son and I had the opportunity to join him on a trip to South Africa. I saw first hand the beauty of the country and got to experience the hospitality of Carl, Trish, Lee and their wonderful staff. I am already dreaming of my next visit.

~ Haylee Travis '15 from

"Had a wonderful time with Rusty. The experience of a lifetime. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories. I will always remember my time in South Africa. The entire group is totally an A+ TEAM."

~ Tom Ingstad '13 from

"I wanted to express my deep appreciation to you and your staff for making my first African Safari a HUGE success! Your staff, the accommodations, food and hunts were first class! My PH, Louwrens Lombard, was fantastic and I enjoyed our time together. His experience and skill allowed me to take the trophies I desired. This was my first trip to South Africa, it will not be my last and I will one day soon visit old friends at John X again."

~ Jay Pippin '14 from

"My fourth hunt with John X Safaris and they just keep getting better. I just don’t know how they keep doing it….. Thanks again my friend!"

~ Jeff Edland '13 from USA

"I had a great time!!!! Could not have been better. The staff were friendly and so helpful. Schalk was superb and put in endless effort to ensure our hunt with bow and rifle was a great success."

~ Josh Wilde '12 from USA