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Planning a Last Minute Trip to Africa

It’s just 10 days to Christmas, and the borders to South Africa are open, at least from the UK side. If you had to (again) put your much deserved safari travel plans on hold earlier this month, with the announcement of the Omicron COVID-19 variant resulting in a Southern Africa travel ban, and you are still wanting to and able to travel to South Africa for a holiday, we are going to help you plan your last minute trip.

A last minute Christmas safari could be just what you need in order to get rid of those winter blues while also just enjoying the fresh African air. But to throw all of those travel plans together, in the space of a few days, can take some quick, expert planning. Luckily, with our immense experience in the safari business, and the fact that we have plenty of guests looking to arrange a Kruger safari now that they can travel again, we can help you out.

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  1. Find out who is flying

Although travelling is once again an option, not all airlines are offering access to the Southern African nations. There are all sorts of reasons why various airlines have various rules about travelling, but when you are looking for a flight to South Africa, make sure that you are booking with someone who will actually fly you out. The upside to all of this is that airlines have been without business for almost a whole year, and so many are likely to be more than happy to offer flights out.

  1. Book your safari

Safari companies throughout South Africa are rejoicing at the news of the lifting of the travel ban and believe us, we are all so excited to welcome you back to the Kruger. The park has been tourist free for the past two years, and now is a great time to visit the beautiful green park.

Once you have made your flight booking and you are sure that you will be able to actually get here, you should find a suitable safari company to take you on your trip. The safari company that you choose, should ideally be able to ensure that your trip will include things like accommodation and meals. This kind of inclusive safari experience will reduce the amount of planning that you will have to do overall.

  1. Read up on South Africa’s COVID situation

Each country has its own restrictions and its own situation going on, so when you are planning your trip, read up about what you can expect in terms of the various regulations that are currently in effect. This way, you will be mentally prepared and you will also be able to put other plans in place to ensure your comfort and your safety throughout the trip.

We here at Kurt Safari can’t wait for the safari industry to be back in full swing, and we can’t wait to guide you around our favourite place in the world. We hope to see you soon!

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