September 11, 2020
The migratory herds of wildebeest and zebra are criss-crossing the Mara River in their endless quest for fresh grazing in the northern Serengeti and Masai Mara as I write.
This year you could witness the spectacle of the greatest wildlife show on earth pretty much by yourself and Tanzania would welcome you with open arms: (See KLM arriving into kilimanjaro) her borders are open with just a temperature check and some form-filling on your arrival. But of course you do have to quarantine on your return, and currently the general Foreign Office advice is against non-essential travel to nearly all of our African destinations.
Looking forward to 2021, there are some very flexible booking conditions in response to covid-related issues, so you can have the confidence to book ahead now for a wonderful safari experience. There are carefully thought out protocols to protect you in the safari camps and hotels and I can supply specific information on request.
There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a devastating impact on millions of people in tourist-related activities all over Africa. Livelihoods are threatened as are the lives of endangered animals such as the elephant, lion and rhino. Ride4rangers is a brilliant initiative to raise funds for those at the front line of conservation. Every dollar donated will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund.
I am sure you are looking forward to travelling again and I am ready to curate those special journeys for you.
Meanwhile, in the African bush you can rest assured that the moon still creeps across the glittering star-studded sky and that the ebb and flow of the natural world continues unabated beneath.
Pictures courtesy of KLM, Lewa Downs, Bud Mclintock, Miles Barber, Time and Tide Zambia, Etendeka, Namib Desert lodge and Skeleton Coast safaris in Namibia, Nomad Tanzania, Chris Schmid, Wanderlabs/Unsplash: TAp9HueSlKQ-unsplash and vKTxINZcvbE, sergio-rodriguez-portugues-del-olmo, redcharlie, sam-0K8f4RRMFhA, geran-de-klerk, guruprasad-ghadigaonkar, anika-mikkelson and finding-dan-dan-grinwi.
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