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Useful Information for Travellers

When travelling to unfamiliar places, be sure to do your research well in advance. Listed here is some pertinent information:

Responsible & Sustainable Eco-Tourism
Passports/Travel Visas
Travel Insurance
General Travel Resources
Luggage Allowance within Africa
Canadian Airport Parking Coupon
Electricity – Plugs worldwide

Contact Vancouver Travel Expert
Christine Boecker
to plan your own Adventure!


About Responsible & Sustainable Eco-Tourism

What is Ecotourism?

TIES (the International Ecotourism Society) defines Ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”.

We seek out travel suppliers that follow these TIES guidelines:

  • Minimize impact by minimizing water and atmospheric pollution
  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
  • Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
  • Raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climate
  • Support international human rights and labor agreements
  • Where possible, use locally owned and run services and businesses

“We don’t inherit the earth from our parents – we borrow it from our children.”


Christine Boecker completed the RTTF course

“Fair to All: Ensuring a Sustainable Future for Local People and Animals

TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES supports local communities by arranging visits to villages and schools en route, and we can help get you involved in community work projects too.


Passports/Travel Visas

Canadian Passport Office to obtain passport applications on-line
Travel Visa Service to obtain travel visas easily, quickly and securely
South African High Commission


International Travel & Health
Health Canada Information for Travellers
Malaria Protection world-wide

Travel Medicine & Vaccination Center – in British Columbia

Ask us about Malaria Risk Areas in Southern Africa:



Travel Insurance

If you need cancellation insurance, travel medical & health insurance or any other travel insurance e-mail Christine Boecker for a free quotation.
Click here for the Coverage Summary.


Government of Canada Travel Information & Advisories


Currency Converter
MasterCard/Maestro/Cirrus Int’l ATM Locator
Visa/Plus Int’l ATM Locator


World Climate
Yahoo! Weather

General Travel Resources

Seat Guru – find the best seat on your flight
Travelling with Pets – a useful pet travel resource
Real Time Flight Tracking
How Far Is It? – distance calculator
Journeywoman – travel resource for women
Your Dictionary.com – directory of 250+ online dictionaries
My Trip Journal – create your ‘on-the-go’ photo album


Luggage allowance for inter-camp flights in Africa

  • Maximum luggage weight is 20 kg (44lbs) in Southern Africa or 15 kg (33lbs) in East Africa, including all carry-on luggage if more than one bag and camera equipment
  • Soft (all sides) luggage / duffel bags* – with no rigid sides or wheels. No hard suitcases or bags with wheels can be transported as they physically cannot fit into the aircraft.
  • The maximum dimensions of the soft bags which can be accommodated are as follows:
    10 inches wide (25cm) X 12 inches high (30cm) X 24 inches long (62cm)
    Please keep in mind that the baggage compartments on the light aircraft are only 10 inches high, so the pilots must have the ability to manipulate the bag into the compartment.
Safari Luggage

These Canvas Duffel Bags (22″ x 9″ x 13″) are available for purchase at C$120 + GST. Matching Backpacks (13″ x 8″ x 19″) available for C$80 + GST. Eight weeks’ notice is required. Description: 16 oz. Cotton Canvas, synthetic PU leather base, fully lined – plaid cotton pattern, interior and external zippered pockets and organizer pockets, adjustable shoulder straps, antiqued brass hardware.

These luggage restrictions appear minimal however please bear in mind the following:

  • Most safari camps / lodges and hotels provide basic toiletry amenities.
  • Laundry can be done on a daily basis (some camps provide this service free of charge, and some do charge a nominal fee)
  • Mainly casual clothing is required.

If you need to bring luggage in excess of your allowance, you may have the option of buying an extra seat which will allow an additional 154 lbs (soft bag only). The additional cost of this varies depending on your flight schedule so please contact me  for further details . We cannot guarantee that the excess luggage will be on the same aircraft.


World Airports


Electricity – which plugs to take on your trip:


Contact Vancouver Travel Expert
Christine Boecker
to discover your own Adventure!


TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES offer a complete range of Travel Insurance, underwritten by Manulife Financial.

Coverage Summary:

All Inclusive Package – choose Single Trip or Multi-Trip Annual coverage

This is our most popular coverage as it offers the greatest protection.

Protect yourself from a broad range of travel emergencies that may bring stress to your trip, with comprehensive coverage that includes:

  • Emergency Medical Insurance up to C$5.000.000
  • Cancellation & Interruption (up to sum insured)
  • $100.000 Flight Accident
  • $50.000 Travel Accident
  • $1.500 Baggage & Personal Effects and up to $500 Delay of Baggage & Personal Effects

Non-Medical Package choose Single Trip or Multi-Trip Annual coverage

Enjoy your trip knowing we’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week in case you need insurance that covers:

  • Cancellation & Interruption (up to sum insured)
  • $100.000 Flight Accident
  • $50.000 Travel Accident
  • $1.500 Baggage & Personal Effects and up to $500 Delay of Baggage & Personal Effects

Emergency Medical Coverage choose Single Trip or Multi-Trip Annual coverage

Are you under 60 years of age and only require medical coverage? Get up to C$5.000.000 for eligible emergency medical expenses that your government or private health insurance plan doesn’t cover.

Emergency Medical Coverage includes:

  • Covered medical provider expenses including those of a hospital, physicians and nurses
  • Toll-free assistance centre to provide assistance and managed care
  • Have covered medical bills pre-paid where available
  • Arrangement of air ambulance services when necessary and arranged by the Assistance Centre

Cancellation & Interruption Insurance

This coverage ensures you don’t get caught paying for the high cost of cancellation and interruption expenses. We protect you from over 40 specified risks that could unexpectedly cancel or interrupt your trip or cause you to delay your return. Some of the covered risks are:

  • Reimbursement of non-refundable pre-paid trip costs, up to the Sum Insured, when an unexpected medical emergency strikes you, your travelling companion or immediate family members, causing the cancellation or interruption of the trip
  • Travel advisories issued that affect your insured trip
  • Weather delays
  • Missed connection expenses due to a covered risk
  • Trip delay expenses due to a covered risk

Contact Vancouver Travel Insurance Agent
Christine Boecker
for complete coverage information


This information is offered without any endorsements, guarantees, representations, or warranties.