Many potential travelers interested in a trip to Africa have been asking about COVID-19 precautions taken on safari. Health and safety are on the top of every traveler’s mind, now more than ever.
While still one of the safest ways to travel anywhere in the world, it’s important to know that the highest levels of COVID-19 safari protocols are being followed at camps and lodges – keeping you safe while on vacation and giving you the peace of mind that will allow you to relax. Hear from our clients who’ve recently been to Africa as they share their experiences of the COVID-19 precautions taken on safari.
Local, International & WHO Guidelines for COVID-19
COVID-19 precautions and protocols implemented across our trusted network of safari camps are not only in line with country-specific government procedures and guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO), they also follow:
- The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
- The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
- Park.Doctor (an NPO that connects doctors and conservationists)
Vigilant personal hygiene is the single most important priority at safari camps. Staff have been trained in the correct sanitizing and personal hygiene procedures, with a strong focus on limiting any possible transmission of communicable diseases.
Thanks to our direct line of communication with our trusted, 3 000+ on-the-ground partners throughout Africa, we’ve compiled a one-stop informational resource on COVID-19 safari camp protocols. Here’s the latest on how our partners are keeping you COVID-safe on safari…
COVID-19 Precautions on Safari: Camps & Lodges
African Anthology COVID-19 Safari Camp Protocols
African Anthology guarantees safety for tourists visiting Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe with its effective COVID-19 preventative measures.
Safari Activities & Transfers
- Strict social distancing during transfers, game drives and boat cruises.
- Ample hand sanitizing and washing facilities in tents as well as all public areas like lounges, dining areas and bomas.
- Guest tents are spaced widely apart and en suite facilities are equipped with amenities for personal hygiene.
Dining Facilities & Kitchens
- Social distancing protocols are implemented in dining areas, with tables set apart from each other.
- All meals are individually prepared and plated under strict hygiene standards.
Health Monitoring & Protection
- Daily health screening and temperature checks for all guests and staff members according to the Botswanan government and WHO standards.
- Access to a doctor on call and healthcare facilities should a guest needs to be hospitalized.