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Tanzania Safari COVID-19 updates

While we cannot control what people fear.  our wilderness is safer than the US (and most western countries) and other countries of the world right now just in terms of the intensity of the pandemic. We have been working closely with the government of Tanzania to accommodate a safe safari for all guests who wish to travel and escape the craziness of COVID-19 from their home countries. The tourism sector in Tanzania has taken measures to ensure that travelers are infection-free both upon entering and exiting the country.

Travel to Tanzania and Africa is now possible following an update to the Foreign & Commonwealth Offices advice.  Alongside that, a change to the countries you can now visit Tanzania without needing to quarantine for 14 days in Tanzania and when you arrive back home.

This advice is being closely monitored by our office.  So wherever you live, we can advise you of your travel options.

New inquiries and bookings

At the moment, we are taking new bookings for tours & safaris in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro trekking, Mount Meru, Zanzibar any time from  June 2020 onward.

We are working closely with the hotels, camps, and lodges to ensure they meet our minimum requirements.  For increased hygiene, safety, and social distancing measures. We will only book customers to travel to hotels, camps, and lodges that meet these minimum standards. To allow time for these checks to be completed and to ensure that destinations can operate to our full satisfaction.  We accept bookings for travel is from June 2020.

However, you can book your upcoming Tanzania trip with us. And we will make it happen while things will be normal. If you have already booked your trip then please reschedule them and don’t cancel.

Our team of travel experts will be happy to talk to you about the travel options available. Whether this year and in the future and are being kept fully updated on which destinations are open and safe for travel. Contact us for the new inquiries online.

What to expect when going on safari

We are working with all our partners to make sure that the necessary hygiene and safety measures are implemented in line with COVID-19 protocols, set by the Tanzanian government and WHO.

Before and upon arrival in Tanzania
  • All entry points in Tanzania are prepared with COVID-19 preventive measures.
  • As per the updated travel advisory of 5th August 2020, all travelers whose countries or airlines require a negative COVID-19 test, will be required to present a certificate upon arrival.
  • You must complete a Traveler’s Surveillance Form (distributed by your airline) and undergo screening upon arrival.
  • You will also be requested to adhere to the hygiene measures including using hand sanitizer dispensers , wearing face masks and keeping physical distance at all times.
  • There is no mandatory (self) quarantine unless you are showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Please remember that it is possible to obtain your visa online to shorten the waiting time at the airport as much as possible.
  • Outside the airport you will be awaited by your private guide. He will welcome you with a warm smile but no hand shake.

During your safari
  • You will be accompanied by your own private guide from the start till the end of the journey.
  • Your safari guide will be tested a few days prior to arrival and will be given a certificate valid for 14 days. Our team of guides are also fully trained on the latest health protocols.
  • Your private guide will maintain social distance and wear a face mask. If you prefer, you are welcome to wear a face mask in or outside the vehicle but it is not mandatory in Tanzania.
  • A digital no contact thermometer is available to carry out health checks during the safari.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available in the car.
  • The car will be disinfected regularly including the blankets, seat covers, floor mats, etc.
  • The vehicles are spacious, have large windows and a pop up roof to ensure natural ventilation.
  • Special activities such as a visit to a traditional Maasai family or local school may be subject to change. In case we confirm that it is possible, kindly do wear a face mask.

  • The lodges and tented camps during your journey are carefully selected by us: small-scale, personal, located in the most remote and stunning places in the middle of nature.
  • Meals are generally taken outdoors or in a mess tent with lots of ventilation and ample space between the tables. Lodges may reduce the capacity even further by offering different locations to serve your meal.
  • All guest areas and rooms will be sanitized regularly.
  • Bed linen is washed at 60º degrees temperature.
  • Restaurants will offer a la carte menus or active cooking to reduce the handling of food.
  • Some facilities in your room may have been removed, such as the coffee station or hair dryer. Please do not hesitate to request for these services.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the lodge areas.
  • The staff will be wearing face masks while on duty and have a daily health check.