The world we live in has changed, but that’s no reason to stop exploring it.
Across the globe, lockdowns are slowly lifting, and borders are opening. In the new post-pandemic era of tourism, we’re here to help you travel responsibly by choosing your destinations with care.
Today we’re listing 10 reasons why a safari should be your first post-covid vacation.
For this list, we’re looking at Tanzania, a country in East Africa that is known for its classic safari experiences, unrivaled wildlife viewing, and world-class lodges.
Kicking off at number 10: No crowds
By now, we all know how important it is to practice social distancing and the same is true on vacation. When choosing your next travel destination, experts recommend opting for less-crowded places to limit the risk of a resurgence.
There’s nowhere less crowded than the African wilderness, which makes a vacation in the wide-open spaces of Tanzania the natural choice!
Number 9: The Serengeti
One of the Wonders of Africa, the Serengeti is a great grass sea with views for miles and no sign of man. Except your guide, that is! It’s home to abundant wildlife and the nomadic Maasai tribe.
But the main attraction is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration. Which brings us to …
Number 8: The Great Migration
One of the highlights of a Tanzania safari is witnessing the Great Migration. This is when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle make their way north into Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of new grazing.
The cyclical nature of the Migration means that depending where you are and when you’re visiting, you’ll experience different aspects of the event. December through March is calving season in the Southern Serengeti, while the dramatic Grumeti River crossings can be seen during July and August.
Number 7: Ngorongoro Crater
Another Natural Wonder of Africa, the vast Crater is a worthy addition to your Tanzania itinerary.
This ancient caldera, filled to the brim with a diverse array of wildlife, protecting the endangered black rhino and giant tusked elephants within its rim. Approximately 25 000 large animals live in the crater, also thought of as “a natural enclosure”, where you can see plenty of African buffalo, hippos, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, and of course has a dense population of lions.
Number 6: Amazing accommodation
In Tanzania, you truly have a choice of incredible lodges and luxury camps to choose from. These exclusive lodges are far-flung and remote, and, most lodges’ rooms and villas are set apart, completely removing the possibility of crowds.
Plus, there are great portfolio collections of properties, which allow for combination packages that are excellent value for money.
Number 5: Private game drives
Another reason to choose a safari in Tanzania is that private guided game drives are a given. Not only do you benefit from the knowledge of your guide, but safari vehicles also don’t accommodate more than 4 or 6 guests at a time, further promoting social distancing.
Number 4: Private charters
You’ll arrive in Tanzania at Kilimanjaro Airport, an airport so small you’re in and out within moments, limiting the time you spend amongst other travelers.
And because lodges are situated in such far-flung corners of Tanzania, they offer their guests private charter flights and transfers from the airport. Besides the social distancing benefits, the views from the aircraft are pretty amazing!
Number 3: The Big 5
No safari is complete without seeing the Big 5 in the wild. Lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino.
On a private safari in Tanzania, where the wildlife is so abundant and your guides are so knowledgeable, you are pretty much guaranteed sightings of all five during your stay.
Number 2: Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, which attracts thousands of climbers every year to its three thousand six hundred-mile-high summit. Luckily, you don’t have to climb it to appreciate it! In some regions of Tanzania, it forms an ever-present unique snow-capped backdrop to your game viewing.
Number 1: Zanzibar
Most people don’t know that the island of Zanzibar is part of Tanzania, which makes it the ultimate destination for a bush-and-beach vacation.
When you’ve had your fill of luxury lodge living in the wild, you can head to the Spice Island to soak up the sun on a private beach. Sunset cocktails included!
Have we convinced you to choose Tanzania for your first post pandemic vacation? We can help you plan your socially distant safari to ensure your peace of mind. So, get in touch!