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Written by: Johanna Höß on 7 October 2020

Where to travel despite Covid-19 (Corona): Social distancing on safari in Tanzania

Where to travel after Covid

After weeks and months at home, you’re ready to travel again. It has to be safe; it has to be physically distanced, but you’re definitely ready to take a break from the rest of the world? A safari in Tanzania might be exactly what you’re looking for. Secluded outdoor spaces are the new normal and Tanzania has plenty of that. Moreover, safaris have always been designed to “physically distance” yourself – without having to try very hard. It comes naturally!

And most importantly, Tanzania is open for international travel, with no quarantines for travellers. In this blog, we explain why you should consider a trip to Tanzania and why safaris and trekking tours are the perfect post lockdown trips in a world of Covid-19.

Travel Corona Safari

Safaris are the ideal social distancing trip

Keeping your distance in the African bush isn’t exactly hard: Picture vast landscapes, the wide openness, you and the animals – while on safari in Tanzania you don’t have to be around people if you don’t want to. Nature takes centre stage! The only place where you could meet other people is in the common area of your camp and in your game drive vehicle, so make sure to pick a tour operator that lets you travel in small groups or even privately and favours small lodges and camps.

Accommodations in Tanzania have also done their part to adapt to the new normal. Tanzania received the “Safe Travel Stamp” by the World Travel and Tourism Council, confirming that global health and hygiene protocols have been implemented successfully. We at Tanzania-Experience have always opted for unique and personal accommodations, making your experience as personal and private as possible. And luckily, the most crucial part of every safari has always been free from people: So immerse yourself in nature and enjoy solitude in the beautiful Tanzanian wilderness.

Where to travel now covid
The Kichuguu Tented Camp in Tarangire National Park

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro post lockdown

Going on a trekking tour in Tanzania is another great way to travel in a post lockdown world. Similar to safaris, trekking is by definition a physical distancing experience. When deciding where to travel during Covid, consider the health benefits of the fresh air, being active outside and recharging in the Tanzanian sun. Always wanted to conquer Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro? Now is the perfect time. On a trekking tour, you will be far from civilization and stay on remote campsites while experiencing Tanzania’s unparalleled beauty.

Social distancing: How do I stay safe while travelling?

Your safety always comes first, and safety is a key factor when deciding where to travel during Covid. Compared to the world, the whole continent of Africa only accounts for a small proportion of the global total of Coronavirus cases, namely 5%. Moreover, the WHO Africa region reported the largest decrease in new daily cases globally in the week ending 16 August. Besides that, additional safety measures have been implemented at every step of the way to ensure the safety of your adventure in Tanzania.

Where to travel now Covid

We at Tanzania-Experience have put a lot of thought into how we can make our travellers as comfortable as possible and implemented additional hygiene routines: While you’re in the car, we encourage you to keep all windows including the skylight open to ensure constant airflow. All vehicles are being sanitized by our staff regularly and, while masks are not mandatory in Tanzania, we follow our guests’ lead in wearing masks. With us, you will only ever travel in small groups or with friends and family. Your accommodation is usually remote and therefore naturally-distanced.

Besides that, we are there for you when you need us: Our safari and trekking operations office is conveniently situated in Arusha. We know what’s happening on the ground because we are on the ground.

When is the best time to go?

The best time to travel to Tanzania is now. This is the perfect time for an exclusive safari experience – the national parks are as empty as we have seen in recent history. Also in the mountains and on the beaches, visitor numbers are very low. Enjoy solitude on your once in a lifetime adventure.

Safari travel despite Covid-19

In general, your safari adventure in Tanzania will be even more intimate now, with fewer people per game drive vehicle and more personal accommodation and dining experiences. Many travellers, however, are deferring their 2020 trips into 2021, and spots for the high season are starting to fill up. If you want to travel to Tanzania after lockdown, you should start planning your trip sooner rather than later. And when you’re ready to take a break from the rest of the world, we’ll be waiting.

Still not sure where to travel after lockdown? We’re happy to help. Speak to one of our experienced travel experts and get advice on how and where to travel safely post-lockdown.

Author: Johanna Höß

Born in Germany, Johanna studied Media in Mainz before she visited South Africa for the first time in 2016. One year later, she relocated to Cape Town and has made it her mission to spread her love for Africa. Johanna writes in German and English. Besides writing, she is also passionate about photography. She has always been intrigued by travelling and is constantly looking for the next adventure.

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