Above all, Amka Afrika LTD is committed to the health and safety of our guests. We can assure you that we are doing everything in our power to manage the situation and ensure the health and safety of all our guests and staff. In order to do so, we have put in place our “stay safe” standard operating procedures in accordance with guidelines issued by international public health authorities including the CDC. This initiative is focused on enhanced camp and vehicle cleaning practices, social distancing and workplace protocols.
Because we only operate customized private tours with a limited amount of guests, we will be able to incorporate frequent cleaning and sanitizing into our daily routine. Each of our safari guides is equipped with disinfectant sprays, disposable paper towels for single-use, hand sanitizers for guest use, masks, as well as all of the latest emergency contact details. Due to the nature of private safaris in general, we generally do not visit enclosed places where large numbers of people are gathered.
While the safety of our staff and guests have always been the primary priority for Amka Afrika LTD, we have been reviewing every element of the Amka Affrika LTD guest experience to ensure that our guests can feel 100% reassured when they are traveling with us.
We share our guests’ concerns about upcoming travel. As such, we have created a revised cancellation and rebooking policy until the situation has stabilized. It is our every intention to monitor the situation as it unfolds in Tanzania and to update our terms and conditions accordingly. We are committed to maintaining as much flexibility as possible whilst we navigate our way through these very trying times.
Please note that our version of tourism is about connecting worlds and changing lives. A cancelled trip has a massive social and environmental impact all the way down the supply chain. It limits community and concession revenue, and hurts the efforts underway to protect ecosystems. While elevated levels of travel clearly help Amka Afrika LTD, it also provides huge support to our communities, our wild spaces and the Tanzanian government. Delay is clearly better than cancellation for all of our key stakeholders, so delaying rather than cancelling a booking helps the local communities, the wildlife, our staff and our industry partners.
You now have the flexibility to rebook for when you can look forward to your trip without fear for your health and safety. You may apply the full value of what you have paid toward future travel.
*These amendments shall be implemented and will remain in effect until such time that the worldwide travel restrictions are lifted and COVID19-related concerns are resolved.
Postponing your safari means that you will get to enjoy the full Sababu Safaris experience at another time – without any change fees. We encourage guests who plan to defer their tour to get in touch as soon as possible, as tours in the 2022 season are booking up fast. Please note that the terms and conditions in effect at the time of your new departure date will apply.
We require all people traveling anywhere to have full travel insurance that will cover medical expenses, travel costs, and cancellation fees. We would of course assist in producing any required documentation as required for an insurance claim.
We advise checking with your insurance company if they have a Government Travel Advice Benefit (or similar) which you can add to your policy. In addition, Amka Afrika LTD suggests that guests check with their insurance companies for all related travel cover including flights and any additional accommodation outside of your Amka Afrika LTD tour.
We will continue to monitor this changing situation and we will follow the advice issued by national and international bodies. The above may be adjusted at any time, and if there are any changes, we will let you know.
The following international airlines are currently flying to Tanzania (last updated on November 22, 2021).
*Subject to change. Please check directly with airlines.
If you are taking a domestic flight, we still recommend that you bring a soft luggage bag weighing no more than 20kg/44lbs.
It is possible to get a visa on arrival but we highly recommend getting one in advance: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/. This will limit contact on arrival at the airport, and you will avoid long lines.
Only unvaccinated travelers are required to show proof of a negative PCR-COVID-19 Test taken no longer than 72 hours before departure.
A few insurers who we understand are providing a range of Covid-19 friendly travel arrangements, dependent on your needs and requirements, are as follows:
USA: Trawick International (Q&A)
USA: Generali (Q&A)
UK: Allianz Assistance (Q&A)
UK: Staysure (Q&A)
Travel insurance provider battle face have recently joined Atta. Battle face covers travelers to destinations in Africa, including regions under FCDO and government essential travel advisories. This includes 24/7 access to on-the-ground field agents who can assist with emergencies, which include COVID-19 medical expenses for those 59 and under, coverage for medical evacuation and accidents, adventure sport and travel to isolated places.
Here is also a list of independent travel insurance reviews.
Tanzania’s international airports are well prepared for the arrival of visitors. These measures include:
All our guests are covered for medical evacuation (Amref) and will be transferred to a specialist center which has been implemented to arrange testing and identify appropriate health support.
There have always been comprehensive measures in place to protect the chimps from human viruses but there are now a few extra procedures for any guests able to visit the chimps this season: