Your African Safari – Covid19 Update

Dear Ultimate Africa Clients,

 

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve we are working diligently to stay updated in this changing environment, and to be sensitive to the needs of all our guests, our staff, and the many safari camps and lodges that support / finance the rural communities and wildlife of Africa.

 

If you are concerned about your travel plans, please call us at 1 800 461 0682. We are working with each traveler on a case-by-case basis and are here to help you make well-informed decisions.

 

As of November 2020 all African safari countries are open: 

 

Botswana: fully open / present a negative PCR test result, not older than 72 hours before boarding your first flight.

 

Kenya – fully open / present a negative PCR based COVID-19 test carried out within 4 days before arrival date – starting from date of sample collection.

 

Malawi – fully open / present a negative test taken within 10 days of arrival.

 

Namibia – fully open / present a negative PCR test result, not older than 72 hours before boarding your first flight.

 

Rwanda – fully open / all travelers arriving in to, and departing from, Rwanda must teste negative for COVID-19 within 5 days of departure (meaning that you get tested and get results no more than 5 days before your first flight). Additional PCR test upon arrival in Kigali and wait at hotel up to 24 hours for results… additional test before departure flight and must visit gorillas within 72 hours of a negative test (so do the gorillas right after your stay in Kigali).

 

South Africa – As of November 11, 2020 – fully open / present a negative PCR test result, not older than 72 hours before boarding your first flight. The list of banned countries has been removed.

 

Tanzania – fully open / no Covid testing required

 

Uganda – fully open / present a negative PCR based COVID-19 test carried out within 3 days before boarding in bound flight to Uganda. Another test must be taken within 3 days of departing.

 

Zambia – fully open / present a negative PCR based COVID-19 carried out within 14 days of arrival. Negative Covid test to depart the country.

 

Zimbabwe – fully open / present a negative test taken within 2 days of arrival.

 

Stay well,

 

Ian Proctor
Ultimate Africa President
“I first visited Africa in the late 1980s. I came face to face with a wild elephant, and fell in love with being on safari! I made it my goal to create an African travel company that was all about authentic wildlife experiences. Many years later we are one of the top African travel companies in the Americas – known for arranging custom safaris to East and Southern Africa; personal trips, no cookie cutter stuff.”

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