We Test-drive A Covid-19 Safari During South Africa's Lockdown

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WE TEST-DRIVE A COVID-19 SAFARI DURING SOUTH AFRICA'S LOCKDOWN

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Last week I spent several days at a safari lodge in Timbavati (Greater Kruger) to test-drive a safari under South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown levels 3 and 2 regulations. I had contacted the Tanda Tula Safari Camp team a few days before and challenged them to treat my group as lab-rats to test their readiness to host guests right here, right now.

This is my subjective report-back about the experience, educated by feedback from my two travel companions – my wife Lizz, who manages team logistics at Africa Geographic, and freelance guide and photographer/videographer Villiers Steyn (aka The Safari Expert – watch his video trip report here). We all live in the bushveld town of Hoedspruit, a 20-minute drive from the Timbavati. I cannot extrapolate this experience to make a statement about the entire region’s readiness to get back to safari operations immediately. Still, I can try to give you a feel for a safari experience under this level of lockdown.

One more contextual note: once lockdown is lifted, your safaris are likely to continue as they did – with minor changes relating to personal hygiene matters. Again, this story covers a safari under South Africa’s current level 2 & 3 lockdown regulations.

So here goes…


Read more here: https://africageographic.com/stories/covid-19-safari-during-lockdown-we-test-drive/#bluesky
 

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