Traveling During the Covid Pandemic
Updated: Jan 7
Traveling during COVID 19 can be daunting, however, one of the best places to visit while it is still available is Africa.
Africa is one of the best places to go during COVID because you have vast open spaces and the ability to seclude. That is not the only reason to travel during this COVID, however.
Here are the top 6 reasons to travel during COVID-19 - a) you will see a Safari from a visitors perspective, b) you will be able to donate during COVID-19, c) you will have more time for less traveling , d) you can combine COVID with an office retreat, e) it's easier to take your family on safari during COVID-19 and f) the prices of safaris during COVID-19 are better
Here are six reasons to book your safari trip before COVID
Here's the 1 thing you need to know about safaris during COVID
You should consider going on a Safari during COVID-19 because Safaris are built for social distancing.
Traveling during COVID is not always an option. Safari trips by definition offer a type of social distancing that may be essential for your mental health - open-air adventures with plenty of space.
Travel consultants are taking more on private vacation planning, rather than organizing large groups for luxury safari trips. Happy customers note that interest in these more intimate experiences has only grown.
This year, for the first time, many safaris will be expanding or updating their campgrounds to prepare for the influx of COVID 19 visitors.
2. Remote work is a possibility with the advent of wifi
Luckily for travelers attending COVID 19, most luxury safari resorts have Wi-Fi, allowing them to disconnect from the outside world.
During COVID 19, a lot of business travelers will be traveling during the U.S. summer. However, for those of you fortunate enough to do so remotely, there is a great opportunity to make some really unique connections with locals and even turn your mobile office into a pseudo safari viewing deck while catching up on emails.
3. How traveling during COVID 19 supports families in rural communities
Travel is the world's largest industry, employing one out of every 10 people. Travel is a luxury and a privilege for travelers, but it is a source of income for hotel-workers in hotels, lodges, and mobile camps; cooks; meeting room attendants; drivers; kiosk operators; security guards, maintenance workers—everyone from housekeepers to general managers.
One of the most important reasons you should go on Safari during COVID-19 is that travel generates cash for governments, allowing them to invest in infrastructures such as roads, airlines, shipping routes, water supply, and waste disposal. This investment immediately benefits the local community.
4. Traveling During COVID 19 Health and Sanitation Considerations
Leading tourism organizations and governments provide travelers with natural curiosity-spurring updates using COViD 19 micro blogs. These micro blogs guide travelers during major events to help them stay up-to-date and confident in their preparations.
Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this article provides tips on how to stay healthy when traveling during COVID 19.
Read our update on the Covid situation in South Africa here.
5. Why you need to familiarize yourself with COVID 19 travel policies
We are happy to see an increase in international visitors during COVID 19. They are welcome to travel to Africa and South Africa, but please check with the US Department of State for delayed or cancelled flights at their country's airports.
As new COVID-19 virus may affect travelers inflight, some airlines have adopted new Terms & Conditions which provide enough coverage for last-minute cancellations or postponements.
6. Better viewing of Safari Animals during COVID
Safaris during COVID will be among the most amazing of all time, with less poaching and human interactions. Booking a luxury Safari during COVID offers the best opportunity for travelers from any country.