It’s a common fear for many travelers. You’re halfway around the world and there is no way to get in contact with your loved ones. What happens if there is an emergency? The thought of losing touch with your friends and family can be terrifying. Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about this problem during your safari. Read on to learn about your communication options on your trip.
Using Your Cell Phone
We live in an increasingly connected world, which means people have more communication options today than ever before. That being said, cell phone service varies considerably depending on the country you are visiting. In East Africa, auto roaming is available throughout the country. You can expect good service in the cities with less reception available in rural areas. If you would like to use your cell phone abroad, call your provider and ask about international options. Keep in mind that you might need to set up different international plans if you are traveling to multiple countries.
Using a Landline
Landlines will be available in most lodges during your safari, making it easy to reach home. These phone lines will cost money to use, so be sure to ask the lodge staff about rates before placing your call.
Traveling With Peace of Mind
While phone service might be less reliable than it is at home, you can be sure that communication will be available in the event of an emergency. Radio communication will allow you to reach help if needed, and you will be traveling with seasoned local guides who will work to keep you safe during your adventures.