COVID-19 – Update 03 July 2021. As the world continues to be gripped by the covid-19 pandemic our first thoughts go out to all those who have been touched by the virus, and especially to those who have lost loved ones. We fully support the efforts being made around the world to combat the virus, and at the same time we are painfully aware of the need for tourism to return to Africa. Worldwide lockdown measures are highlighting the difficulties faced by both human and wildlife populations in Africa. As a company specialising in wildlife tourism we are acutely aware that with no tourists there is a rise in poaching of Africa’s iconic animals and the sooner tourism can restart the sooner protection for the wildlife will strengthen once more. There is a delicate balance between irresponsibly promoting tourism to return too quickly and waiting so long that the conservation infrastructure collapses.
As the vaccination process is gaining pace in many areas around the world there are also worrying signs of new waves and new variants, particularly the delta variant, of the coronavirus springing up almost daily.
The delta variant in particular is beginning to place a high level of strain on the health systems in several of our destinations, and travel to much of southern Africa is not advised in the next couple of months. We are now accepting bookings, however, we want to be honest up front and say that for the next few months to “proceed with caution”. Countries are changing their regulations frequently and often with immediate effect. In some ways there has never been a better time than right now to have an amazing African safari please be aware that travel anywhere is not as simple as it was. We discuss all issues and eventualities with each client before making any definitive arrangements. Along with your personal safety it is also imperative at this time that your financial wellbeing is protected. We will discuss in great detail with each client the full implications of bookings and in many cases have negotiated bookings with NO CANCELLATION FEES until as little as 2 days to a week before travel.
We would love to welcome you to experience the warmth and wonder of Africa, and believe with the right planning the continent is ready to shine once again.