Update 24th March 2020
At the moment 12 cases have been confirmed in Tanzania, with no deaths so far. Meanwhile, additional measures have been instituted to limit the spread of the virus. All travelers arriving in Tanzania must go into quarantine for 14 days and will be closely monitored before leaving the facility. The national labs and hospitals have increased their equipment and supplies, and are in upmost readiness. Also at Zanzibar, tourist flights have been banned and all hotels are closed.
We are happy to confirm that our last guests were able to travel home safely, so we can now fully focus on the best possible solutions for the safaris ahead.
Update 19th March 2020
Sadly, the number of corona has increased from one to three. In response to this, Tanzania has now also closed all schools in the country. Public places like supermarkets have set up places to wash hands before entering. And an increasing number of restaurants and shops have started home delivery. International flights to and from Tanzania will come to an almost complete stop effective this weekend.
We very much understand that you may be worried about your booked safari. For now we focus on all safaris departing in April, and we will be in touch for trips planned the further future should the need arise. Please rest assured that we will do anything to make sure that you can still travel with us! And remember that we still have the 2020 guarantee running!
For future updates please check the website World Health Organization or contact us directly.
Update 17th March 2020
Regretfully, on Monday 16th March the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Tanzania. The patient is currently in good condition and being kept in quarantine in a hospital, while officials are tracing people she may have been in contact with. Meanwhile, the country is taking a step further in terms of the preventive measures. Apart from ongoing temperature screenings, ceremonies and events have been cancelled. Hand sanitizers have been installed at all public places and citizens are being educated about their individual responsibilities to prevent further outbreak.
It may be possible that measures will be further tightened in the coming days. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and in case of any changes we will update you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our safari experts.
No Corona in Tanzania
In the light of the recent events around the Corona virus (COVID-19), we first of all would like to express our sympathy with everyone who has been affected, either directly or indirectly.
We are happy to confirm that up till now Tanzania has no single case of Corona reported. Nevertheless, the government has introduced a number of measurements to ensure the safety of its populations and visitors. Screenings are taking place at every point of entry, tests are available and isolation centers have been set up should the need arise.
At this time, safaris are being operated as normal. Our current guests enjoy their private safaris in the national parks, far away from the crowds, and staying in remote, small lodges. However, we are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you updated in case of any news.
As developments change from day to day we have decided to handle any questions or requests based on the particular situation and time. Accommodations and airlines have already confirmed to be more flexible and of course we will also do all that is possible to support you in this challenging time.
We fully understand that it is a very uncertain situation and that you may be doubtful about your travel plans or reluctant to commit. For this reason we would like to offer the 2020 guarantee:
Book your safari to Tanzania for 2021 between now and 1st June
and we guarantee you the current prices of this year!
So no worry if the Corona virus will be over in three weeks, three months or six months, and may affect your travel plans. No worry that you will incur additional costs by postponing your desired dream tip. Instead, start planning now and benefit from the current prices. And you may even save up some extra money for that once-in-a-lifetime balloon safari or special dinner in the bush!
Wishing you all the best during these turbulent times. And hope to welcome you soon, safe and healthy, in Tanzania!