Dates of safari:
Please inform us which dates will fit you best and whether you want to rifle hunt or bow hunt so that we can assist you in
choosing the best dates.
Kindly inform us whether you would like to combine your hunting safari with a photographic safari such as Cape Town or
Kruger National Park, so that we can assist in which dates will work best.
Please ensure that your passport is valid for six months after your arrival back in the USA.
Ensure that you have a minimum of three open pages in your passport.
There are no special entry requirements for United States citizens entering South Africa.
Flights to South Africa:
All flights from the United States flying into South Africa fly to OR Tambo International airport.
If you are traveling with firearms and ammunition it is advisable to not fly through Europe.
There are direct flights from Washington Dulles and New York (JFK) to OR Tambo offered by South African Airlines.
There is a direct flight from Atlanta Georgia to OR Tambo airport offered by delta airlines; this is the most popular route.
There also is various flights through Dubai and Qatar by Emirates airlines and Qatar airlines.
There is also various flights through Europe although they are not advisable if you are traveling with firearms since not all European airlines carry firearms and ammunition.
Please email us all of your flight details so that we can be sure to be ready to pick you up at the airport.
Please ensure that you spend good time on the shooting range to ensure that you are ready to shoot from both a bench as well
shooting sticks to help ensure that you will have great success on your hunt. This will also help that you feel good and
comfortable to be ready for the safari.
All clients will be picked up at OR Tambo international airport on their arrival by one of our professional hunters.
Once the client has touched down at OR Tambo airport you will clear customs and then proceed to the baggage carousel to collect your luggage.
Once you get your luggage please proceed to the arrival hall where one of our professional hunters will be waiting for you close to the overhanging electronic flight board. Look for the sign with your name on it.
If you are travelling with a firearm you will not receive it at the baggage carousel.
Once you get your luggage please proceed to the arrival hall where the
professional hunter will accompany you to the SAPS firearm office at the airport
where you will receive your firearm.
Once clients enter through the sliding doors at the arrival hall at OR Tambo airport,
immediately head to your right where a professional hunter will wait for you with a name board with the client's name on it.
Once you leave the airport it will be approximately a 2 hour and 30 minutes
drive to our camp.
Once the hunt has been conducted your professional hunter will take you back to
OR Tambo international airport and will accompany you to your flight gate.
Arriving at the Airport
Long sleeve shirts x 2 (Dark plain color)
Short sleeve shirts x 2 (Dark plain color)
Trousers x 2
Shorts x 2
Comfortable walking or hunting shoes
Relaxing clothes like tank tops
and shorts x 2
Relaxing shoes like sneakers and
International electricity currency
MEDICATION & REPELLENTS
Medication for personal / certain
Soft gun case
Rifle / Bow
Rifle cleaning kit
Travelling with kids under 18
Firearm import permits:
Firearm permit form
For further information on flying with firearms and your rifle permits
as well as getting your firearms into South Africa we strongly recommend that you
use Henry Durrheim from rifle permits.
If you are traveling with kids under 18 remember their under
bridged birth certificate as well as their valid passport.
When a child travels with both parents.
All kids under 18 will be required to travel with their under bridged birth
certificate along with their valid passports.
When a child travels with a single parent.
If a child under 18 years old travel with one parent they must produce an under bridged certificate, a valid passport in addition to an valid affidavit in which the absent parent gives consent for the child to travel, a court order granting full parental responsibilities or the death certificate of the absent parent.
The affidavit should be no older than 3 months from the date of travel.
When a child under 18 years old travels with a guardian.
They must produce an under bridged birth certificate, valid passports, an affidavit in which the parents gives consent for the child to travel, documentation
stating the person's contact details and residential address & contact details
where the child will be residing.
The affidavit should be no older than 3 months from date of travel.
When you are on your safari the last thing you would want to worry about is what will
happen if something goes wrong?
Deko Safaris recommends that you visit www.globalrescue.com for quality
travel insurance for your next trip.
Getting a membership at global rescue will ensure you that no matter what goes wrong you
will get home to your loved ones.
Global rescue membership services offers:
Field rescues from your point of injury.
Medical evacuations back to your own country and hospital of choice.
Medical and Security advisory services.
Destination reports and field updates.
Security extraction services from civil unrest, hostile environments
and natural disasters.
Travel assistance including lost documents.
Exclusive relationship with the John Hopkins Medicine and
over 200 international medical center of excellence.
Deko Safaris 3 main camps is located in a malaria free area and malaria mostly
occurs in northern Limpopo province in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania,
Mozambique and Botswana.
We do recommend that you take out medical and travel insurance before your departure to South Africa for your own peace of mind.
We also recommend that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A & B, as well as Tentatus before you leave for your trip. If you need any further health related information while traveling please feel free to visit the CDC's travel page.
· If you have any allergies, disabilities or physical limitations please let us know in advance, also bring enough medication for your allergies, blood sugar ect.
for your entire stay.