Post Covid 19 Uganda And Rwanda Safari Recommendations
The world over has been hit by the Corona Virus and travel has suffered it effects too but however we all have to adopt to the new normal to make holiday memories. Even with this obstacle dreams have to come true but SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures) have to be strictly followed.
At Arch Safaris and Tours we put our clients’ wellbeing first even amidst their dream of taking an African Safari to Uganda and Rwanda. We have included the Covid-19 SOPs rules to all our safari packages like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, game safaris, Uganda birding safari adventures as recommended WHO, Ministry of Health in Uganda and Rwanda, UWA, RDB,CAA and other travel related organizations
Arch Safaris And Tours Safari Guide And Vehicle Post Covid-19 Regulations
All our safari guide drivers have been advised to fully vaccinate against Corona Virus and regularly wear a face mask prior to taking on any safari journey. This is theirs and clients’ safety plus reducing on chances of catching and transmit the Covid-19 virus during the voyage.
Each of our safari vehicles has been equipped with handsanitisers, surgical masks and a first aid box with simple pain killers just in case of an accident. We recommend our clients to travel with a hand sanitizer that is friendly to their skin, face masks we recommend an N94, carry own medication with appropriate medical documents just in case.
We recommend regular washing and fully disinfecting the safari vehicle every time you exist the vehicle after a day on safari. This is to keep hygiene and extinguish any germs that may have come into contact with.
While on the way try not to make unnecessary stops especially in crowded places like markets, towns unless it’s inevitable. We recommend our guides drivers to look for a place less populated like hotels, gas station just in case the stop is inevitable. Very one should not get out of the vehicle to avoid pulling crowds.
Regularly wash hands with soap after being in the crowd because you may have come into contact with infectious surfaces.
For accommodation bookings during either Uganda or Rwanda safari, we are working with only facilities that have included all the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) in place. We want our clients to have a safe Africa safari and return home in one piece.
Covid-19 Recommendations For Our Clients On Safari
Before traveling for either Uganda or Rwanda safari, fully vaccinate for Corona Virus as this is one of the recent recommendations before taking any flight. Its is best to accompany this with negative PCR Covid-19 results at least taken not later than 72 hours prior to commencement of your flights.
Keep social distance as recommended by W.H.O so that to avoid contracting germs from other travelers.
Wear a face mask and carry a hand sanitizer just in case you come into contact with germs. Also try not to touch your nose, mouth and the eyes before sanitizing. These are the body opening points to carrying into the body the Corona Virus.
Travelling in small groups of about 4 people would give you enough space to practice social distancing. We do not Crowded Africa safaris experience to prevent chances of catching the virus.
Try not to share your belongings with people not known to you because you may not know there health status while on your Africa safari to Uganda and Rwanda.
In case you feel any irregular sickness visit the doctor to rule out the possibility of having caught the Covid-19 Virus. We want each client to make the best of memories during there stay in Uganda or Rwanda while on Safari.
Those taking the Gorilla trekking vacation or Chimpanzee trekking holiday in Uganda or Rwanda, try to prevent yourself from contracting any infectious disease. This is because gorilla and chimpanzees easily get affected by human infectious diseases which may lead to there massive death.
Packing an extra mask to change into when with the gorillas and chimpanzees will prevent you from transmitting any germs to these primates.
Post Covid-19 Safari Recommendations From Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) And Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
Gorillas and chimpanzees are susceptible to human infection which has been one of the rules of gorilla or chimpanzee trekking is now more emphasized. After gorillas and chimpanzees have been tested to have caught the corona virus, strictly protecting them against contracting this virus is number one priority for UWA and RDB. Volunteer to stay behind in case you feel any signs of Corona Virus.
Packing a comfortable hand sanitizer and wearing a face mask with an extra one to change into when you get close to seeing the gorillas is a must recommendation for anyone interested in gorilla or chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.
Each tourists hoping to do a primate tour in Uganda or Rwanda must have negative Covid-19 PCR test taken atleast 72 hour prior to arrival. If negative you are allowed to go gorilla trekking or chimpanzee tracking. You still need to have your temperature checked, wear a face mask and handsanitise during briefing.
Prior to entering the forest either Bwindi forest In Uganda or Volcanoes Park in Rwanda every trekker must hand sanitise and including the ranger guide.
Social distance must be maintained even in the forest while searching for the primates although you should not delay the rest of the group which may lead to finding the gorillas late.
Do not spit on the plants because the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees feed on foliage to survive. You may contaminate there food with any infectious germs
While on the way and you feel some sickness, inform the ranger guide way in advance before approaching the primates. Conserving the endangered primates is everyone’s’ responsibility so that they can see the future.
Dumping any rubbish with in the parks is highly forbidden so as to maintain nature and also keep the environment clean. Animals are always pulled by foreign bodies in the environment so lets not tempt them.
World Health Organisation (WHO) Covid-19 Recommendations
Handsanitise every time you come into contact with suspected infected surfaces.
Try to avoid touching the mouth, noise and eyes especially is you are not sure about the surfaces you have got into contact with.
Cough into your folded elbow or a handkerchief to reduce on the chances of spreading the Corona Virus germs.
Visit a doctor to test for any chances of having the Corona Virus
Vaccinate fully and get tested for Covid-19 before travelling to ensure you are safe.
Avoid crowds and try to social distance in case you are with other people.
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