power adaptor on safari

Old Aug 5th, 2008, 03:04 PM
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power adaptor on safari

What kind of power adaptor do I need for the wildlife lodges and Serena hotels in Tanzania?

I have a three prong adaptor with rectangular prongs. I was told that some places in Africa still use the older type of British outlet that has three prongs with circular prongs.

What kind of outlets did you come across?

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Old Aug 5th, 2008, 03:42 PM
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All the places we stayed at in Kenya and Tanzania (including several Serena properties) used the one you have, "a three prong adaptor with rectangular prongs".

So I think you are fine.
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All Serena properties in Tanzania use the standard United Kingdom style plugs, but I have heard that some of their properties are starting to phase in the universal outlets. It is always safe to bring something that allows you to plug in 3 devices into 1 outlet, as most rooms do not have more than 1 outlet.
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We took a UK PowerStrip that we bought online. Worth every penny. Saved time and worry. Worked great as we had many batteries to recharge.
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Can anyone suggest where a canadian could purchase a UK Powerstrip? That is such a great idea as I am sure everyone on a safari will be in need of charging camera batteries when power is available.
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We used www.Traveloasis.com
and bought the UK Powerstrips w/surge protection. Also bought a couple of adaptors for the specific countries we were visiting.
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