The high season for tourists to Tanzania normally begins in July and lasts until late into October and even November but this year, things are very quiet. Many people are reluctant to travel as they do not know what will happen if they have to cancel their tours.
The good news, however, is that Tanzania is open and many travel insurance companies are now offering policies with full Covid-19 cover, meaning that you can book with confidence knowing that you’ll get a full refund if your trip doesn’t go ahead as planned. And the upside of all of this is that the main tourist areas are quiet. Kilimanjaro has hardly anyone on it and the safari parks are still except for the resident game. So, if you want a quiet trip without the throngs of people, now is the time to go!
So what do you need to know?
To enter Tanzania non-residents must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test performed within 72-hours of them boarding their flight, and they will be subject to temperature screening on arrival along with medical forms to complete. There are also no mandatory quarantine requirements meaning that you can arrive, and start your climb or safari the very next day. However, anyone showing symptoms of the virus on arrival may be required to quarantine, either at a government facility or at their own expense. Another reason why travel insurance is mandatory on all of our tours.
At Nomadic, we have changed our terms so that clients who have booked for Kilimanjaro can defer their trips for up to 12 months from the original trip start date with no fees, provided notification is given at least 30 days prior to the trip start date. If we are notified within 30 days of your trip start date, there will be a $200 fee per person to reschedule.
Returning From Tanzania
Depending on where you live in the world, you may need to self-isolate for 14-days upon your return from Tanzania. UK residents are also required to provide government officials with their journey and contact details.
The guides and porters of Kilimanjaro are waiting for you and as one of our clients said….Come Climb!
Finally, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all of our clients who have continued to book trips, or are scheduled to travel with us in the coming months. We look forward to hosting you!