Are you planning a wildlife holiday to Tanzania in 2021? You want to be sure of some factors, especially where you will stay and how clean is your safari car?
It is a tricky time to travel for all globetrotters, planning a vacation where you want to be 100% safe while not compromising the rewarding experiences. Out of the handful of destinations open during the Covid pandemic, Tanzania offers a unique opportunity to explore its vast safari parks, beaches, and mountains that remain isolated from the busy crowds.
If you are coming for your wildlife holiday to Tanzania as honeymooners, family adventure, group, or solo travel, here are the top 5 things you need to consider.
Time of Travel
Tanzania offers diverse activities throughout the year. We highly recommend to speak to your travel agent and discuss your budget and what you would like to see. December to March are highly favorable for the wildebeest calving season in Ndutu and swimming with the whale sharks in Mafia island. April-May is the rainy season, yet travelers can fetch great deals and discounts. June through September is the peak travel season for the wildebeest migration, and lodges can get fully occupied very quickly. An experienced tour consultant can suggest to you the best places to stay with maximum privacy and according to your budget when planning your wildlife holiday to Tanzania.
The Northern Safari Circuit offers plenty of accommodation options from standard to mid-range camping and luxury lodges. The Southern and Western Circuit is isolated and has limited stay options. Depending on your travel style, budget, and time of travel, it is preferable to discuss with your travel consultant and ask for his opinions. A tour operator will offer you 2-3 options based on the client feedback and include all the essential details including, meal quality, service, room hygiene, guest comfort, etc.
This is one of the top factors to consider while planning your wildlife holiday to Tanzania. Speak to the hotels or lodges on what kind of safety protocols are implemented. Your tour operator should also give you the confidence that your transfers will be managed with utmost care. Although most hotels, lodges, and resorts have taken utmost precautions and adapted COVID-19 safety protocols, we would recommend choosing reputed lodges, camps, or resorts that attract a handful of travelers or have spacious areas where social distancing is practiced naturally.
Experience and honesty are two essential qualities to look for tour operators while traveling during the pandemic. Your consultant should answer your questions without hesitation and give you a clear picture of the current travel situation. The last thing you want is to be left clueless is about your flights, emergencies, and all the necessary measures that you expect to be handled with precision. We highly recommend you to read reviews, converse with the tour operator, and book your safari with confidence.
Your Travel Companions
Traveling with kids and the elderly requires special attention this year. Medication and insurance are a top priority. Checking on what kind of conveniences do your operators and lodges offer adds to the comfort of your travel. If you are traveling as a couple or honeymooners you can check on properties that offer exclusivity and privacy. Traveling in small groups requires you to check on facilities, availability, and safety protocols implemented for your group. Feel free to converse with your travel partner and make sure to get all your questions answered while planning your wildlife holiday to Tanzania.
Traveling with confidence is a priority in 2021. You can count on Kearsleys, a reputed tour operator with 73 years of experience as a Tanzania and East Africa travel specialist, and write to us about your most specific travel requirements. Travel Safe. Travel Happy.