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Booking Information Wilderness safaris + Crystal skye

Trip Booking & Cancellation Information

  • U.S.A. Department of Transportation Public Charter approval number is PC-20-067
  • Based on February 1, 2021 itinerary start date in Sarasota, Florida and an itinerary end date of February 14, 2021 in Sarasota, Florida
  • Minimum 50 guests for this departure to travel
  • Maximum 66 guests to travel this departure
  • $10,000.00 per person deposit required to secure your space on this departure
  • Fully refundable deposit until 75 days prior to departure
  • Final payment due at 75 days prior to departure. Thereafter non-refundable.
  • To secure space on this departure call Your Travel Professional

Every detail of this departure has been planned with travelers' safety and comfort in mind. All aspects of the itinerary including Covid-19 testing, Sarasota Airport check-in and boarding process, flight, debarkation in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and time at the three safari camps have been very carefully considered and will continue to be adapted based on current information to ensure traveler comfort and safety. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions and Covid-19 specific information for your review and consideration.

We remain available to provide additional health and safety information on request.

Pre-Departure Guest Requirements

  • We would strongly encourage & anticipate that 14 days prior to departure, guests practice some form of self-quarantine to ensure they minimize COVID-19 contraction.
  • Guests are required to be carrying fully comprehensive medical & travel insurance through the provider of your choice. The policy purchased must cover the traveler should they test positive in the weeks leading up to the departure and the day prior to departure. A copy of the policy confirmation is to be provided to Admiral Travel within 21 days of deposit payment.
  • All aircraft Crew and Guests will be required to be tested for COVID-19 only 36 hours prior to departure, and produce negative results in order to travel.

On Safari Guest Requirements

  • Guests must be aware they will be required to wear face-masks when in public areas & on light aircraft transfers
  • If a guest were to contract an illness while traveling, they will be self-isolated away from the group and other guests will be re-tested**
  • Bottles of hand sanitizer will be placed, and easily visible, in all public areas (reception, bar and dining, lounge and bathroom areas) as well as guest rooms
  • Bottles of hand sanitizer will be provided on all game viewers for use during game drives, particularly before and during drinks/coffee stops
  • Masks (cloth and medical grade) should be worn where social distancing is not possible (i.e. small aircraft and transfer vehicles).

Wilderness Safaris Covid-19 message to guests by Keith Vincent, CEO

For 37 years, Wilderness Safaris’ vision has been to conserve and restore Africa’s wilderness and wildlife. Today, as we face the uncertain ramifications of what the coronavirus pandemic will mean to our global family and business, we want to assure you that we have the best interests of our staff, guests, Government partners and communities at heart, and that our vision remains as important to us as ever before.

We understand that once travel restrictions are lifted, there will be concern around global travel. With this in mind, we have placed the health and safety of our wider community first and foremost, through a variety of proactive measures. As a company we have bolstered already existing hygiene and cleanliness measures in all our offices, camps, aircraft and vehicles to be in line with the WHO guidelines, and are continuing to refine our health and safety procedures in accordance with best practice. We have increased training for all staff through a dedicated task team, and are driving all COVID-19 related matters with the input and support from “Park Doctor” – a not-for-profit medical organisation working to initiate and support partnerships between medical professionals and conservation professionals.

Our commitment to protecting Africa’s wildlife and people – both internal and external communities – remains a central focus for us, and we are working closely with our camps on a number of conservation and community projects.

We hope your desire to connect with the natural world, wide open spaces and with new people and cultures will be stronger than before. We look forward to welcoming you back to experience the African wilderness and life-changing journeys that make a difference.

Safari Staff Requirements

  • Staff will arrive to camp, be tested, and monitored prior to guest arrival.
  • Daily temperature screening
  • Housekeeping additional cleaning agent use
  • Face-masks will be worn by all staff members at camp & on game-drives
  • After the activity all surfaces and objects used will be sprayed with disinfectant i.e., car door handles, roll bars, boat railings, seats, binoculars or guide books used by guests, pouches behind the seats etc
  • Bag handles will be wiped down with alcohol wipes prior to and after taking these to the guests’ rooms
  • Frequently was hands with soap & water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap/running water are not available, use alcohol-based hand run with at least 60% alcohol
  • Maintain a social distance of 1-2 meters
  • Avoid touching face with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with ill guests

Credits:

(c) Ryan Hilton