6 to 10 September 2004
Africa Scouting Reaches out beyond frontiers
Le Scoutisme African s'ouvre au dela des frontières
The Mauritius Scout Association
Africa Scout Committee,
Africa Regional Office of the World Scout Bureau
6th to 10th September 2004
International Convention Centre, Grand Bay, Mauritius
The Conference will be held at the International Convention Centre, Grand Bay and very near the village and commercial centres. Hotels selected for residential purposes are all within walking distance of the Conference Centre.
The working languages of the Conference will be English and French . Simultaneous interpretation will be provided as usual during all plenary sessions of the Conference. All Mauritians can easily express themselves in English.
Kindly note that flights to Mauritius come into the SIR SEEWOOSAGUR RAMGOOLAM International Airport at Plaisance. As participants will be met on arrival in Plaisance and conveyed to the hotels (about an hour's drive) kindly send your flight details to the Local Organising Committee (address below) well in advance for the necessary transport arrangements to be made on time.
A Registration form can be downloaded from here. Registration fee is US$100 per delegate and observer. This covers conference documents, lunch and tea/coffee breaks on conference days and copy of conference proceedings. Each National Scout Association can send up to six delegates to the Conference. Accredited observers will be also welcome. An accompanying person Programme is also being set-up. Our registration form also caters for accompanying persons. Please fill in the registration form and send to the Conference Secretariat with copy to the Africa Regional Bureau (addresses below) as soon as possible.
Conference Centre Main Entrance
|COST OF TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS|
Participants are responsible for their travel to and from Mauritius, accommodation, extra meals, and any other hotel expenses (laundry, phone calls, secretarial services, etc.) incurred during their stay in Mauritius. The Local Organising Committee will not assume responsibility for any unpaid bills. Group lunches, tea/coffee breaks on conference days only, are covered by the conference registration fee.
Arrangements have been made with our national carrier, Air Mauritius, for special discount prices for Conference participants on all direct lines from African Airports to Mauritius (20 % discount). Similar arrangements are being made with other international carriers such as Air France and Kenya Airways. Any update will be posted on this site.
|ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENTS|
Generally entry visas are required prior to arrival except in the following cases:
- FOR A STAY UP TO THREE (3) MONTHS:
Participants MUST HOLD:
Part of public beach at Grand Bay
A YELLOW FEVER Vaccination Certificate is required from participants coming from infected areas. The countries and areas included in the endemic zones are considered as infected areas. The list of countries is as hereunder:
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Sao Tomé & Principe
It should be pointed out that the Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever is valid ten (10) days after the date of vaccination or in case of re-vaccination as from the date of re-vaccination. Furthermore, participants from the above listed countries will be under health surveillance after their arrival and to this effect, they may be visited by an officer of the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life.
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Block reservations have been made at the following hotels and participants are to indicate their preference to the Local Organising Committee or contact the Hotel directly.
|PLEASE NOTE THAT
|Self-Catering bungalows or flats are
also available and very near the Conference Centre. They offer as from
double bedrooms and may be attractive and practical for delegations
of two people or more. This can prove advantageous budget-wise.
Prices start as from Rs 400 (US$ 16) /person/day for two double bedroom
flats . Please do not hesitate to request more information.
Breakfast/Diner facilities are available in restaurants very near these flats and studios.
In September the climate is generally cool and the island is safe from extreme temperatures. During the end of the winter season, i.e. September, the temperature varies from 18º C to 23º C on the Central Plateau and from 23º C to 28º C on the coast. Specifically, for the northern area of the island, where the Conference venue and Hotels are located, the average temperature in September varies between 25º C during the day and 20º C at night. The coast is generally 5º C warmer than the Central Plateau.
This inter-season period is normally quite dry. Cyclones occur generally between November and February.
Daylight hours are approximately from 06.00 to 18h30 during this period. Light clothing, including a light suit or jacket will be ideal.
Le Mauricia Hotel from the bay
The Conference Centre is just at the back of the Hotel
|TIME IN RELATION TO GMT|
+ 4 hours.
The currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee and the rate of exchange as against the US$ is approximately 28 Rupees to US$1.
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|The exchange rate is set by the Government so all banks will provide the same rate. Please keep all exchange paper work as this will be needed to reconvert remaining rupees at the Airport on departure. Mauritius is one country where travellers cheques get a better rate than cash. It is advised to use banks rather than hotels to get the best available rate. Banking hours are from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm on weekdays and 9.00 am to 11.00 am on Saturdays. Most major credit cards are universally accepted. The Local Organising Committee will arrange for foreign exchange facilities. The main banks are within 15 minutes walk from the Conference Centre.|
Current regulations require that everyone must pay a departure tax of 500 rupees. This tax is normally already included in the price of the return air ticket.
|FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE
PROVIDED TO YOU BY THE LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE MAURITIUS SCOUT
ASSOCIATION AND AFRICA REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE WORLD SCOUT BUREAU AT THE
|The Chairman||The Regional Director|
|12th Africa Conference Organising Committee||Africa Regional Office - World Scout Bureau|
|Mr Dominique GRACIEUX||City Square|
|35 Avenue des Palmiers||P.O. Box 63070|
|Tel: (230) 466 9006||Tel: (254) 2 57 71 23|
|Fax: (230) 454 3471 - Cell: (230) 755 2966||Fax: (254) 2 56 97 95|
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