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COVID-19 Information

As the world emerges from the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, questions on safe travel begin to arise. Here, we’ve outlined how a Kusini Safaris adventure will look after the peak of COVID-19.

The New Normal for Luxury Safari Travel

With coronavirus under control in African safari destinations, international flights are coming back and borders are opening for tourism. With new government health and safety protocols in place, you can safely explore Tanzania with Kusini Safaris. 

We understand the importance of remaining vigilant during these times, and with this, the new reality will work differently from now on. Safaris are no exception.

With thanks to our guests and partners, Kusini Safaris have rescheduled almost all our 2020 safaris to 2021. We have learnt that when faced with a situation as unpredictable as this, our guests didn’t want to cancel or refund. For most, a luxury safari adventure is the trip of a lifetime.

As a small independent operator with great relationships with our suppliers, we act as principal and take care of your safari adventure from start to finish. This means we take full responsibility for making sure your safari trip goes ahead successfully, you deal with us throughout and we do the ground work for you, not a series of agents and separate bookings. 

Booking your Luxury Safari Break during COVID-19

If you’ve booked a luxury African safari with us and you experience COVID-19 related complications leading up to your trip, we will reschedule your safari break up to 12 months ahead, free of charge. Your deposit will remain and the balance is paid in time for the new dates.

If you switch from low season too high season, there will be a charge for the difference. Rescheduling within 30 days may incur a charge, so the more notice you give us, the better.

For example, if you book a safari for December 2020 and there is a second coronavirus spike 3 months prior to your trip, resulting in a travel ban, you can rebook your safari for an appropriate date up to December 2021, free of charge.

Keeping you Safe on Safari

There are a wealth of health and safety procedures in place to keep you safe whilst travelling through the airport, at your hotel and out on safari. We will brief you on these procedures before you go, to keep you and your family safe and informed.

Staff on the ground have been thoroughly trained and are carrying out deep cleaning throughout the camps, with temperature checks being taken on arrival. There will no longer be buffets until advised it’s safe, and there will be a limit to the number of people on a game drive. 

To further keep you safe, you will be in small camps outside in the wilderness, located away from the hustle and bustle of the world, especially so on our privately guided safaris. 

For more information on our coronavirus safety procedures, be sure to download our COVID-19 Safety on Safari guide.

Enquire about your Bespoke Safari Trip

Many of our partners are offering low seasons prices for the rest of 2020 and into 2021, some camps are offering 50% rates during high season. It's never too early to plan for your dream, luxury safari experience with Kusini Safaris.

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For additional information on the latest updates concerning the COVID-19 situation in Tanzania and elsewhere:

WHO COVID-19 Tanzania Page

US Department of State Tanzania Travel Advice

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Tanzania Travel Advice

Kusini Booking Terms and Conditions