Travellers Share Their Safari Experiences During COVID-19

Africa continues to see positive momentum with most safari destinations now open to international visitors – stay up to date with the latest requirements here.

In the past few weeks we're fortunate to have had a handful of intrepid clients travel through Kenya and Tanzania, as well as our own staff travel within South Africa to experience safari in our new reality.  We're happy to share some reports and pictures from the bush where the necessary health measures are in place to ensure your safety on safari...

Hello! Our Tanzania trip is amazing so far. The first two camps have been very good with safety – hand sanitizer is always available, you wash your hands upon arrival at camp, and everyone is wearing masks. Roho’s employees quarantine prior to going to work at the camp too.

– Jonathan, September 2020

Jonathan & Lisa stayed at:

Health and safety protocols were spot on in Kenya. All staff wore their face masks and hand sanitiser was always available in the restaurant, safari vehicle, etc. Social distancing was also adhered to. We were so lucky to have had a private safari experience with a fantastic guide, Agnes. She made us feel so welcome and she had a wealth of knowledge. Furthermore, we felt extremely safe at all times and she certainly went that extra mile to ensure we had a fantastic experience..... It was a very special holiday; one I will never forget.

– Beverley, September 2020

The airport experiences were pretty seamless. In Cape Town, as you enter the doors, you submit your health form, have your temperature taken, and then move to the check-in counters. On arrival in Johannesburg, we were met by our driver who transferred us to Marataba. All our transfer vehicles were clean and stocked with water, sanitiser, wipes, masks, and had onboard Wi-Fi. Safety measures at the lodge included temperature checks on arrival as well as every morning. The staff all wore masks, and sanitiser and wipes are readily available.

– Tracy, Go2Africa, September 2020

Tracy stayed at:

Daily temperature checks and sanitser at Marataba Safari Lodge.

Sanitiser, wipes and masks in the transfer vehicle.

Health checks at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.

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