What It’s Like to Safari Now
Travel in these times is a very personal choice, and— just to pile one bit of obvious truth on another—the best choices are informed choices. So: if you’re thinking about safari and would like to chat with some of the Micato staff who’ve recently travelled to Africa, tell us, and we’ll put you in personal touch. Meanwhile, here’s some good information:
Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda have been open to travellers—very much including Americans —for some time now. Our Southern African destinations, Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa are also open and welcoming. Frankly, many thought Africa would be particularly devastated by the pandemic. That didn’t come close to happening. The continent has experience in these things and has met the challenge with humanity and efficiency. More frankness: If you research Covid cases per 100,000 population, you will be amazed at how low our African countries rank.
Worth noting: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa have all received the Safe Travel certification from the World Travel and Tourism Council, an indication that these countries “have met or exceeded standards set out by the WTTC to ensure safe travel during this time.”
As this is written, late in 2020, Micato has scores of guests happily on safari. We—and they— think this is an unusually great time to visit the great game lands, where the air is clear, the breezes beneficent, and the animals are going about their business as they have for millennia.