Amazon Jungle - Essence of Peru

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Amazon Jungle - Essence of Peru

Postby lorne » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:37 pm

Our travel doctor has advised us to find out if the mosquito nets on the jungle part of our trip are treated? Apparently it makes a big difference. The other question is just how BIG!! are the spiders in the jungle? And will the guide be able to carry a terified 200 lb man on his shoulders? (joking, I hope)
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Postby cjs123 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:45 am

Good point--about the mosquito nets; going to Africa in April/May and I understand tent nets are provided but didn't think about if they were treated or not--maybe the GAP people can find out for you? Or is there something to bring to spray on the nets? I'm going to ask about this next time I'm at the outdoor store; made so many trips back and forth they think I live there. Seems there is always one more thing...

Your spider comment made me laugh--had a similar thought, i.e. waking up one fine morning with a "visitor" atop my sleeping bag...yikes... :shock:
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Postby yyztraveller » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:31 pm

Hey Lorne and cjs123

in regards to both question

Amazon Lodges
On our GAP trips in the Amazon, the lodges do have mosquito nets in the rooms that are hooked to teh ceiling. However I would always suggest finding a good enviromentaly friendly bug spray that you can use as extra protection. If you visit a adventure outfitting store I am sure you can find some.

Africa
Regarding Africa mosquito nets, no there are no nets provided on our tours however it is recommended that you bring some sort of a net with you. This is not a must however, after being in Africa several times, I say bring tons of protection with you, hopefully the enviromentally kind but if not deet is always good in small doseages.

At the end of the day, make sure you look into what annoculations are needed for the region you are travelling to.

Hope this helps

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Postby cjs123 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:38 pm

Regarding Africa mosquito nets, no there are no nets provided on our tours


Jerry, I found the following on the Serengeti-Masai Mara Dossier:


NOTE: Insect netting covering windows and door of tent is provided. We also recommend to bring individual mosquito nets for better protection.

Has this changed? No insect netting is being provided at all?
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Postby Sabine » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:12 pm

I was at Lake Sandoval (Amazonia) with GAP. As indicated above, the nets were attached to the ceiling. Are there spiders? Sure, it's a jungle out there. There are also other creatures of nature. That's the whole purpose of the stop. Being one with nature as best possible without getting hurt. I felt save, and some of the bug encounters made for a lot of laughter, and great stories! Don't be afraid of them, just cautious, as you would be at home :D
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