Safari tours were made for social distancing. Between the expansive space, the fresh air and the solitude one finds on safari, it’s no wonder experts are predicting safari tours to be the next big thing. While travel regulations are changing often in this time of uncertainty, 2021 is looking to be the year of the safari tour. If you’re interesting in an African safari tour, act quickly! These trips are in high demand.
Business Insider ~ ” For many, a safari is the pinnacle of bucket-list vacations. Trips are planned years in advance, and travelers often spend even longer daydreaming about the adventure. Insider spoke to five experts who own or work at companies that design and plan every aspect of a luxury safari vacation, from flights to camps and experiences for their clients.
‘If you talk about social distancing, a safari is the best thing you can ever do,’ Kent Redding, the founder and president of Africa Adventure Consultants, an 18-year-old luxury safari consultant company focusing on Eastern and Southern Africa, told Insider. ‘You’re out in the middle of nowhere in the fresh air all day away from everybody else.’
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In terms of the luxury safari experience, the consultants aren’t booking massive group tours. Instead, they’re often helping families, couples, or small groups design private vacations. Interest in those experiences has only increased, the experts shared. But outside of the luxury sector, safaris are still likely to be small.
‘If people do want to go to Africa in 2021, they should really act now,’ [Emily Baldwin, public relations director for Micato Safaris] said. ‘I’m not being alarmist. I’m just being accurate.’
Redding agreed, saying: ‘Start your planning now or start it early because there’s a lot of pent-up demand for Africa already, and there’s going to be even more.’
Click the link below to read more about taking a safari trip and how safari company operators are ensuring the health and safety of travelers during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
** Please note: Due to the impact of COVID 19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.