Travellers around the world are choosing to go on safari during Covid-19 times because it is a relatively risk-free holiday option. Safaris are already great for social distancing with the majority of time spent in the open air and in national parks. Its also a pertinent time to reconnect with nature and our wild world, (especially if you have experienced lockdowns) a perfect opportunity to feel some sun on your face and sand on your feet. A reduction in tourist numbers means less people on safari – so you have the pick of accommodation and the best wildlife viewing.
Taswira Africa Safaris specialise in private tours, so your exposure to anyone outside of your group is minimal – just your guide and hotel staff. Taswira Africa’s itineraries are flexible; therefore, we will make any changes needed to ensure your comfort and safety. The Tanzanian government has released standard operating procedures for all tourism stakeholders, including Taswira and our camps and lodges. These detailed protocols advise on mask wearing, cleaning and sanitization, social distancing, food handling, client numbers and so much more. Taswira Africa adheres to both these procedures and advice given by the WHO to minimise any risk.
Our lodges and camps have worked hard to care for their guests, with incredible attention to detail with cleaning, social spacing and staff training. With carefully selected accommodation, you can enjoy seclusion in vast national parks, private dining, and even private plunge pools – so you really don’t need to see anyone else at all if that suits you!
With so many people relying on the tourism industry for work, Tanzanians have taken a big hit during the pandemic, and families are struggling. Know that when you book with Taswira you are directly keeping families afloat during this challenging time.
Another bonus is the availability of Wi-Fi in lodges and camps - so if you are working from home – why not work remotely while gazing over the plains of the Serengeti or at the edge of turquoise waters of Zanzibar?!
Posted 23rd July 2021
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