Going on safari to East Africa? As you research your trip, you will no doubt come upon an organization with the dramatic name of ‘The Flying Doctors’. Conjuring up images of dashing, Hollywood-style adventures, the name excites the imagination as you anticipate your exotic journey on the savannahs of the great continent.
So who are The Flying Doctors, and should you learn more about them for your upcoming trip? Definitely. They are perhaps, the ultimate form of protection in a vast rural landscape.
Put simply, The Flying Doctors is an air ambulance service carrying out emergency medical evacuations throughout East Africa. With their own team of doctors and pilots, they are on call 24/7 every day of the year. Their reach throughout the region is deep, providing emergency services for people in the rural areas of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda.
And For Tourists As Well
As a tourist traveling throughout the rural areas of East Africa, The Flying Doctors can provide you with emergency evacuation should the unthinkable occur. They’ll come and whisk you back to a hospital in Nairobi for immediate medical care.
At Africa Kenya Safaris, we’ll arrange for a membership with The Flying Doctors which assures they will be there for you should the need arise. In Nairobi, your air transport will be met with a ground ambulance, efficiently bringing you to a hospital.
The cost for membership in this transport service is amazingly affordable, between twenty and forty dollars per person, money well spent for peace of mind.
And Your Membership Will Help Others
Back in 1971, The Flying Doctors was established to facilitate medical outreach to all regions of East Africa. The idea was to bring resources to people who were far removed from these services. Additionally, training was provided to local health workers to supplement care for those in extremely rural areas.
By joining The Flying Doctors, you are not only protecting yourself and your loved ones, but you also help fund the organization’s charitable endeavors. All unused funds in the insurance plan are not only directed to charity evacuations but also support the medical outreach program.
This successful effort works cooperatively with 150 hospitals in seven countries, touching the lives of over 25,000 people every year. That includes more than 7,000 life-changing operations carried out annually.
So as you get ready for your East African safari, we’ll help you sign up with the good offices of The Flying Doctors. Protect yourself and your family as you help and save the lives of others.
The adventure of your safari demands nothing less.