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Best news in eight months! On 11 November 2020, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would reopen its borders to all international travellers.
As more African countries open up, each with their own COVID-19 restrictions and travel requirements, it's hard to keep track and choose a suitable destination for your next safari. We sum up what you need to know for each of the most popular safari destinations in Southern and East Africa.
The government of South Africa has reduced the number of high-risk countries whose travellers are banned from entering the county for leisure travel purposes. Can you travel to South Africa right now?
South Africa finally announced on 30 September which countries' citizens would be allowed to enter the country on 1 October 2020, when our international borders reopen.
South Africa is reopening its borders to international travellers from low risk countries on 1 October 2020. Which countries are deemed high risk? What restrictions can visitors to the country expect and what measures have been put into place to ensure their safety?
"I wouldn't call it a passion. It's way beyond that." We sat down with award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer, Wim van den Heever, to talk about his craft and where his love for fine art wildlife photography comes from.
Wild Wings Safaris has won a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since these awards were started. We have won the Hall of Fame Award twice, and we are proud to have once again received recognition from the TripAdvisor community.
Tanzania is open for business and welcoming tourists. Botswana and Namibia have hardly any cases of Covid-19 but remain closed. What is happening in Africa and where can you go on safari right now, or soon?
Unsubstantiated news reports have been doing the rounds that South Africa might only open to international tourists from February 2021. Is this accurate? When exactly will South Africa open again for inbound tourism? We discuss what we know at this point, and why South Africa might reopen for tourists as soon as September 2020.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa went into lockdown. The result was devastating. Overnight, visits to national parks and game reserves stopped, safari lodges closed their doors and millions of people lost their livelihoods. One of those affected, wildlife guide Frank Watts, put pen to paper and documented his emotional experience of life in South Africa during the lockdown.
Our handpicked list of the 5 best African safari tours gives you five great safari options to choose from, each of them "best" for a specific reason. Right now, during the Covid19 pandemic, you can book any of these tours without paying a deposit. This is a great time to start planning for next year!
We care deeply about the safety of our guests, safari guides and employees who are more than simply individuals to us, but members of a worldwide family whose enthusiasm for exploring Africa is heartwarming. With this in mind, we'd like to share with you how we are managing the Covid-19 crisis.