African Travel Inc. will require all travellers to be fully vaccinated on its small group safaris in 2022.
Starting Jan. 1, 2022, guests travelling in non-family groups of 10+ and on African Travel’s set group departures will need to provide proof of an approved COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or one dose of Johnson & Johnson), before joining their safari and upon arrival to their destination.
Guests will also need to comply with specific PCR testing requirements imposed by airlines and/or governments, which may differ from country to country.
“This decision ensures our commitment to our guests that their well-being is our top priority,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “It is essential that we take responsibility to help protect each other, the people and the places we visit.”
To show proof of vaccination, all guests will be asked to provide an authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate - electronic or paper showing date and time of the vaccination(s) - with the final dose given at least 15 days before the start of their safari.
Any testing required pre-travel will be the responsibility of the guest to organize, and our safari specialists will facilitate any additional testing requirements for travellers while travelling.
African Travel’s safari vacation packages which feature set group departures to Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Southern Africa are truly intimate, averaging no more than 12 guests.
Each of African Travel’s journeys are tailor-made and clients can add additional experiences based on interests.
“Guests can feel safe knowing when they join a set departure or group hosted by their advisor, they are travelling with others who are vaccinated,” Banda added. “If clients prefer a different style of travel whether that’s a private vehicle or in their own bubble, we can customize experiences unique to each traveller’s well-being needs.”
African Travel’s peace of mind promise includes a dedicated and experienced team of safari specialists who look after every detail, providing a safe, worry-free experience.
Pre-departure tips and links to paperwork as well as itineraries with time saving testing allows more time to relax or safari.
Vetted preferred partners ensure adherence to strict security, wellbeing and hygiene standards. Safari investments are protected with options for travel insurance that include cancel for any reason and Future Travel Credits.
The promise also includes 24/7 concierge care.
With local offices in Africa and experts based across North America, advisors and guests can always reach local hosts and safari specialists who rapidly respond and make changes to any services or itineraries if the need arises. For more information on African Travel’s well-being commitment, click here.