The turbulent year of 2020 is well behind us, but the circumstances around travelling remain uncertain. Although we all have destinations we are eagerly waiting to visit, planning is key to travel success, and planning for a safari in 2021 is without a doubt going to look vastly different to years gone by.
To help you with your planning and to give you some helpful information, so that you don’t have to spend hours researching each and every little thing, we’ve compiled some of the most asked questions about safaris in 2021, and how best to navigate this seemingly brave new world.
Africa is the world’s most beloved safari destination. Although there are safari parks all over the world, Africa is home to the original safari and as such it remains tremendously popular with countless safari conservation parks on the map. The 2020 pandemic might not have run like wildfire through Africa’s populations, but it has all but decimated tourism. So if you are willing and able to travel to Africa in 2021, your support for the local economy will be more than welcome.
From the great migration of the Masai Mara, to the rolling plains and hills of the Kruger National Park, Africa is so diverse and has so much to offer that you will have a hard time selecting the destination. It is safe to say that the best safari in Africa will be the one that you choose. And when choosing your safari, make sure that you know which animals you’d like to see, what accommodation you’d like to have at your disposal and which activities you’d like to indulge in.
Absolutely! So long as you make sure that you have made enough time to really soak every moment of the adventure. An African safari should never be rushed. You should also make sure that you have planned all of the finer details and that if you are travelling with a safari company, you have chosen the most reputable.
Most definitely the winter months, between May and September. This way you’ll avoid the intense heat, and the vegetation won’t be so overgrown that you will be unable to see wildlife. If you are planning an African safari in 2021, travel in winter.
With almost a full year without many international visitors, the Kruger National Park has been surviving on an enthusiastic local community of Park visitors. Now with the 2021 tourist season fast approaching, the Park as well as local tour companies are hoping that the New Year will be better than the last.
The Kruger is open right now, although international coronavirus measures will determine whether or not you will be able to travel to the Park. When making your plans, be sure to find out what your country’s travel restrictions are.
The Kruger is run by SANParks, South Africa’s national park management association. They ensure that they Park is well maintained and fully functional.
What vaccinations do you need to enter the Kruger National Park?