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African Safari 2007
ELECTRICITY

INFORMATION ON ELECTRICITY USE AND AVAILABILITY

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Kenya: The power supply is at the UK/ European standard voltage of 220/240 , and power sockets are the U.K. square pin type. Remember that if you want to use U.S. appliances you will need a voltage converter as well as a plug converter. Mains power supply is subject to cuts and voltage fluctuation. On safari, most lodges' power supplies are from generators, and these are often turned off during parts of the day and night to reduce noise and fuel consumption

Tanzania: The power supply is at the UK/ European standard voltage of 220/240 , and power sockets are the U.K. square pin type. Remember that if you want to use U.S. appliances you will need a voltage converter as well as a plug converter. Main power supply is subject to cuts and voltage fluctuation. On safari most lodges power supplies are from generators, and these are often turned off during parts of the day and night to reduce noise and fuel consumption.

Electric Current
Electricity in Africa is generally at 220 volts AC, therefore, for most 110 appliances you will need both an adapter for the proper plug configuration and a converter for the correct current. Both round and rectangular three pronged plug sockets are in use. Most safari camps do not have individual electrical outlets in the tents.

Most every piece of electronic equipment made today are dual voltage. If, in particular, this converter is for your camera equipment, do check that your battery recharger is dual voltage (it probably is) - no need for converter.

Hair blower - they're available in dual voltage, though many high-end properties often provide these. What you might need is the plug adapter - 3-sq. plug, if I recall for most of Africa (double check your country and plug requirement). This adapter plug can be used for your battery recharger also.

6/10--Everything you ever wanted to know about elec plugs around the world:
http://kropla.com/electric2.htm

I want to make sure I am clear on "the 4 outlet power pack worked like a dream as it only requires one adapter." A basic surge protecter that is dual voltage?  think you are on the right track. We used the simple 4 outlet board(not current converter) you would use at home when running multiple appliances from one power point with the plug adapter. We didn't need to worry about voltage as our appliances all run on both 110 & 240 volt.


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