THE DISABLED TRAVELLER
Outposts Travel Africa believes that every holiday to Africa should be inclusive, irrespective of mobility.
We strive to make the seemingly impossible, possible for our clients with disabilities. We care about access, no matter the difficulties or barriers. Whether you use a cane, crutches, have a slight limp, use a manual wheelchair or permanently use an electric chair, we can show you various destinations within Africa that you might not have thought possible.
Our aim is to ensure you still receive a full African experience from bush camping to 5-star luxury. Although there are natural obstacles to full accessibility in some places, there is usually a solution. We can recommend locations with ground-level accommodation close to main facilities for those with limited mobility. In some instances, complete independence might be difficult to accomplish depending on which country and which location you are travelling to. There is such a varied field within disability, so we tailor each holiday according to your requirements and the level of adventure you prefer.
Whether you are completely independent, travelling on your own, or with friends and families, or groups or associations, we encourage you to contact us and enquire about what we have available, or what you would like to achieve from your holiday to Africa.
Accessible Safaris in Botswana
Botswana is well set up for accessible safaris. For guests with limited mobility, there are adapted vehicles available including 4x4’s, boats and mokoro canoes used to traverse the lagoons and waterways of the Okavango Delta. We can suggest suitable compact accommodation where tents are pitched close together, so you don’t have many long journeys to make. Massages are available in some lodges too, which offers a very pleasant way to unwind after a day on the trail. We highly recommend Desert & Delta Safaris who have partnered with Endeavour Safaris to provide accessible safaris at their lodges. They are going above and beyond to make the wheelchair safari experience the trip of a lifetime for people with disabilities. Push your boundaries with a memorable accessible safari holiday in Botswana. You can also combine with a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls over the border in Zambia & Zimbabwe.
Contact us to arrange your tailor-made accessible safari in Botswana suited to your budget and personal requirements.
Accessible Safaris in Kenya
No two camps, hotels or lodges in Kenya are the same and their accessibility varies too. Some camps are much more accessible than others, so we’d need to know your level of mobility in order to carefully select accommodation based on your individual needs. We can arrange wheelchair accessible safari vehicles complete with securement straps so you can remain in your wheelchair throughout.
Breaks and pit-stops are important for wheelchair users, so we’d build those into your tailor-made itinerary. Safari game drives can be adapted to include frequent breaks/return to camp, or you can choose to go exploring for the full day. We would only recommend suitable camps and lodges for accessibility and any adaptive equipment you need could likely be rented.
Contact us to arrange your tailor-made accessible safari in Kenya.
Accessible Safaris in South Africa
Wheelchair accessible safaris are possible in South Africa and the number of safari lodges with level access is increasing. Wheelchair accessible or open plan, ground floor rooms are available in many locations now. We can arrange door-to-door transfers for convenience and can tailor make an itinerary for you according to the level of your disability. This will ensure that the activities, attractions and the restaurants that you visit are all accessible too.
In many cases wheelchair users are physically lifted into and out of the safari vehicles by your guides. However, adapted vehicles are still few and far between, so it is important that you let us know your specific requirements before we begin the holiday planning process.
Contact us to arrange your tailor-made accessible safari in South Africa.
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