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 Post subject: Re: Expecting moms to be and Malaria prevention
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:10 pm 
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Why don't you try asking, if need be supply a medical certificate stating that she is pregnant and request a transference of the booking to your Sept trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Expecting moms to be and Malaria prevention
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Thanks all for the Help and thanks to SANParks for assisting.

This has all been sorted out. Reservations could see from our Client number that we are regulars not only to Kruger, but also Addo, Karoo, Garden Route etc and have agreed to transfer the payment to our visit in September, which we booked on the same call.

This is the reason why I hope we never go the fully automated way, because it’s good to be able to talk to someone who understands that these things happen.

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This is great to hear LL. I have always found the operators very helpful when it comes to amending bookings.
Agree and hope that they will always play a part

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 Post subject: Re: Expecting moms to be and Malaria prevention
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Leaping Lizards wrote:

This is the reason why I hope we never go the fully automated way, because it’s good to be able to talk to someone who understands that these things happen.


I agree with that Leaping Lizards :clap: :clap:
The staff at the call centre are always extremely friendly, efficient and helpful :thumbs_up: They have helped me on numerous occasions :thumbs_up: I love talking to them when I make my booking, or changes and they have never disappointed me :D
Glad you have been sorted out :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Expecting moms to be and Malaria prevention
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Good news LL! :thumbs_up:

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I am pleased that you have sorted everything out. :thumbs_up:

I must say that I have always found Sanparks to be very accommodating in situations beyond our control.

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 Post subject: Re: Expecting moms to be and Malaria prevention
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There are means of preventing getting bit, if they are followed then I see no reason for you to cancel your trip. We have been there with my SO pregnant and not one mozzy bit her or me and the family.

now I will run and hide :wink:

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 Post subject: Malaria in Kruger in June
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My wife and I used to visit the Kruger Park a few times a year before we had our kids. It has now been more than 5 years since our last visit as we have been avoiding malaria areas to be safe for our children's sake.

We are planning a visit to Boulders and Satara in June with our two kids as well as our extended family. The kids will be aged 3 yrs and almost 6 yrs.

We specifically decided on June due to it being winter and hopefully much lower risk of malaria. Can anyone advise if we are being silly and taking a chance?

Any idea of how safe these two camps are in terms of the malaria risks?

I realise any doctor would recommend taking malaria drugs but from my experience the side effects are too many and I wouldn't give these drugs to my kids, I would rather cancel the trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria in Kruger in June
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Altho the Winter months are of a lower risk, it's still there and IMO one needs to take as many precautions as possible especially where children are concerned.

There is a lot of info for you to have a read through to give you more advice Here and a lot of reading Malaria
also Kids/babies in the park which you might like to have a read through.

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria in Kruger in June
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Thanks for the links, I've read through each of those threads......difficult decision! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Malaria in Kruger in June
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It is a difficult decision I agree but after reading all the info its really a personal choice and up to the individual.
Good luck and have a wonderful and safe trip if you decide to go for it. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria in Kruger in June
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Do you think your children would be fully able to explain to you if they felt ill? i.e. how ill they felt, where they hurt etc.

But yes it is a personal decision. Read all the literature you can get hold of and talk to your GP. Then make an informed decision.

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria
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We decided to only use Repellents and stay inside in the evening to prevent from being bitten.

But we wanted to make an early morning game walk. Is there still a danger early in the morning right after sunrise?


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 Post subject: Re: Malaria
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Noby, once the sun is up, the infected mossies pretty much disappear. There can still be a few mosquito bites in the transition from just before dawn to sun-up, so don't take any chances. Remember, too, that there are usually lots of mossies in the various stages of dawn, so there is a fair risk of malaria there. The key to safety is when the sun is good and risen. :thumbs_up:

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Leaping Lizards wrote:
We have decided to go to a non SanParks park which suites our guests a little more.


Assumedly you were in a non-malaria park too, LL? And that you're now back and had a fabulous time?

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That aside, we are finalising our 2 week visit to Kruger for September and will book this week.


I see that you did change your booking successfully to September 2014, LL. Congratulations. :clap: I wanted to ask if that same pregnant lady will be going with you in September and if she will then be bringing her young baby with?

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