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COVID-19 Safari Update

Feel safe while traveling with us! There are strict health and safety protocols for the tourism industry. The WHO approved those practices implemented across the continent. The nature of safaris usually comes with a natural social distancing, due to low human population densities in the wildlife areas, where you will spend your time.

 

Some travel insurers now cover COVID-19 related incidents. Nevertheless we try to keep our terms and conditions as flexible as possible, so that you can book with confidence. Should the worst happen, we will find a solution with you. 

The below information is provided in good faith but we advise that the details are checked with the travel advice from your home and destination country as the situation can change rapidly.

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa announced on 16 September 2020 that the country's borders will reopen for tourism on 1 October 2020.

All traveller have to be in line with the following health screening and COVID-19 protocols:

  • Download, print and complete the Traveller Health Questionnaire (Entry) not more than 2 days before arrival. The same applies when leaving South Africa.

  • All unvaccinated travellers older than 12 years are required to present a valid, printed certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. The test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and the certificate must have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted the test.

  • All vaccinated travellers are exempt from taking a PCR test prior to departure for South Africa, and must present a valid vaccination certificate that includes a QR code.

  • Undergo screening for any COVID-19 symptoms and/or for contact with people who have been infected with the virus.

  • Travellers who recently recovered from COVID-19 may be requested to present a letter of exemption.

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Who are the Walking Safari Adventures for?

Nature Lovers; Adventurers; Safari-Addicts (People, who have been on Safaris before but are looking for something else); Explorer; You!

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Why Walking?

Walking allows you to experience nature in a more in-depth and detailed way. You have the possibility to see things more up close and to use all your senses. It makes it possible to encounter everything from the biggest elephant to the smallest insect. It allows you to experience it all.

Encountering wild animals on foot without having the barrier of a car is an unforgettable moment. This makes you feel more like a part of the whole ecosystem and brings an intimate connection with nature. 

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Are Walking Safaris safe?

Yes, It is safe.

Your guides are well qualified and experienced. They can read the animals and the situation to make informed and safe decisions.

It is seldom the animals that are dangerous, but rather how the people behave around them. That is why it is very important to us that we treat nature and all the animals with due respect.

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What is the Required Fitness for a Walking Safari?

Intermediate


Expect to walk between 2 km to 15 km a day. This requires you to have some level of fitness. For our walks we will bring enough water and some snacks, which you will carry in your backpack.

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What do you need to bring to a Walking Safari?

To enhance your walking experience we highly recommend that you bring the following items. It will make your stay a lot more comfortable while still adding to the adventure. If you need any assistance contact us for advise.

Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Instrument

Walking Stick

Hat

Backpack

Binoculars

Torch

Hiking Boots

Gaitors

Camera

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The following items are important

  • Water Bottle / Bladder
    (recommended about 3 liters)

  • Backpack

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking Boots

  • Sandals for around camp

  • Binoculars

  • Torch / Headlamp

  • Hiking Clothes

  • Gaitors

  • Camera

  • Insect Repellent

  • Walking Stick, if you have one, otherwise we love to show you how to make one

  • Musical Instruments are always welcome

Clothes - Dress like an Onion!

The simplest answer is dress like an onion and think in terms of layers.

 
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What can you learn on our Safaris?

During your Walking Safari we will teach you about the following subjects and skills:

  • Animals and their behaviour

  • How to approach animals on foot

  • Tracks and Signs

  • Tracking

  • Bird Identification and Bird Calls

  • Navigation and Orientation

  • Bush Craft - How to make fire

  • Situational Awareness

  • Trees and other plants

  • Astronomy

  • Geology

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Before and after our Walking Safari

If this is your first trip to South Africa and you would like us to help you with your travel itinerary before and after the Walking Safari, we can gladly assist you with recommended destinations and accommodations.

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