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Mango African Safaris: Seven Reasons Why Now is the Time to Go on Safari

In these unusual times, we’re all looking for fresh ways to deliver memorable but safe travel experiences for our clients. Enter: The African safari. At Mango Safaris, we have road-tested our expertise to make sure all covid testing and safety measures run smoothly, so you and your clients can go with confidence. This is why now is the time for Africa:

  1. You’re always outside – Even with extensive safety measures, the safari experience remains largely unchanged since they’re already covid-friendly by nature. You’re always outside – eating al fresco, going on open-air game drives, on walking or boating safaris or sitting around the campfire.
  2. Private accommodation – We only use intimate camps and lodges with a small number of tents, so it never feels busy, and you’re always able to social distance from other guests in the open-air common areas.
  3. No crowds – With the low number of international travelers, you practically have these iconic natural parks to yourself. Your sightings will be uncrowded, and you can always get great positioning for photos. These special times won’t last with more people traveling every month, so now is the time to go!
  4. Last minute bookings are actually possible – Normally we recommend safaris be booked at least a year in advance to get space in all your top-choice camps, but right now it’s possible to book last minute trips and still find great space.
  5. The safety precautions measure up – Americans have flocked to destinations like Hawaii because of the sense of safety that testing requirements have given. Africa has been operating under the same measures since the pandemic started, so travelers can go there with just as much confidence.
  6. In-camp safety measures don’t feel disruptive – Masked staff, hand sanitizing and contact-free temperature checks feel common place these days, so you’re unphased by their presence and the experience is uninterrupted.
  7. The communities and wildlife need ecotourism back – With hundreds of thousands working directly or indirectly in ecotourism across Africa, and all conservation groups reliant on ecotourism funds, they desperately need people back traveling.

Thanks to consistent safety measures from entry testing to temperature checks, the Safari Professionals of America have sent nearly 6,000 travelers to Africa in 18 months with only 16 people testing positive – that’s 0.002%. By comparison, over one-third of Americans have tested positive. Numbers don’t lie – if you’re comfortable traveling, Africa is a safe bet and there’s never been a better time.