If you’re bringing a CPAP machine with you on tour, please read this article so you can feel prepared and know what to expect. You should also mention traveling with a CPAP machine in the “Health notes” section of your online account or mobile app. This way, we can get in touch should we need to set specific expectations with you depending on your tour itinerary.
- Like other personal belongings, bringing a CPAP machine on tour is the traveler’s responsibility.
- We ask that you only travel with a CPAP machine if you’re able to transport it without assistance.
- Travelers are responsible for packing or purchasing their own distilled water. Your Tour Director or hotels can assist in finding nearby stores that sell this.
- If you choose to check a bag, we recommend packing a small bottle of distilled water to use during your first night.
- Check if your CPAP machine has dual voltage. If it does, you’ll only need a plug adapter. If it doesn’t, you’ll need an adapter that also includes a built-in voltage converter, or you can buy one separately. Learn more about adapters and converters.
- If you need to use your CPAP machine on the airplane, call your airline ahead of time for information. You may be asked to provide a note from your doctor.
- On safari tours, most lodges turn off their electricity at night. If you’re booked on a safari tour, it’s especially important that you update your health notes to mention you’ll be traveling with a CPAP machine. We’ll contact each property to request that they keep the power turned on overnight. This type of request can normally be accommodated, but is never guaranteed. If one or more lodges are unable to leave the power on overnight, we’ll reach out to you before departure. Please update your health notes as soon as possible if bringing a CPAP machine on a safari tour.
If you have any questions about this information, please send us a message.