When traveling to a place you have never been to, there are several things you have to research about the region before you pack your bags and make it your home for a few weeks depending on how long you will be there. Here are some travel tips from us at Jovago.com, Africa’s leading hotel booking site.
Location: Of course you are not just going to jump onto the next flight to nowhere without planning, it takes a whole lot of planning when you want to travel to some of your dream destinations. You need things like Visas and a booked flight just be ready and not be stranded at the last minute because all travel means are fully booked. Always book your means of travel early especially before peak season when all the prices are too high or the buses over-booked. The best part about traveling through East Africa is unless you are a foreigner, you do not need Visas to move through the different member countries.
Budget: Your budget for traveling matters quite a lot, actually your whole trip can been defined by how much you have in your account especially if you are traveling to another continent. Always make sure you have a budget that caters to transportation, shelter and majorly any emergencies that may arise when you are enjoying your trip. There is nothing scarier than being stranded on another continent far away from home.
Accommodation: The first set of questions you always have to consider will be “where am I going to stay? Is the place affordable? Is it good?” It’s possible to make a hotel reservation from anywhere in the world just by clicking a button via online booking site with services available in almost every country you travel to. These services enable you to be well prepared and not have to worry about moving through the destination on arrival.
Contact: Social media has made it easy to make friends all over the world even before you travel there meaning you can have a couple of friends that can help you and act as your guides when you get to visit their country, even better they will save you a lot off of food or any other expenses during your stay. Take care to always inform your family and friends for safety reasons especially when travelling to unstable countries.
Vaccinations: Most countries around the world, need proof of vaccines for certain medical issues just for the safety reasons. So before you leave your home, research on what vaccines are needed then proceed to making an appointment with your doctor a month before to plan a vaccination schedule. When travelling to extremely remote areas, be sure to carry a first aid kit on you in case emergencies arise.
The last thing you need with you on vacation trips, is FUN! Try as much as you can to remember why you wanted to go on a vacation in the first place so that you let go and have a time of your life. Travel, learn and live.
Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya) and Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as its investors. Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. Jovago.com has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.