We're all in the same boat when it comes to the coronavirus.
It's difficult, worrying and frustrating for all of us, but booking your African Safari Holiday now is doing more than just giving you something exciting to look forward to in the future. Even though booking a holiday might not feel like the right thing to do right now – we can assure you, it really is.
Many industries have taken a massive hit, but with travel currently accounting for 10% of global GDP, we're unfortunately expecting to see around 50 million jobs cut worldwide in the travel and tourism industry alone.
African Tourism and an African Safari Holiday are all about Community
That bleak thought aside, we feel truly blessed to be working in the travel and tourism industry, which is warm and passionate – and this is even more obvious when it comes to the African continent. Our partners on the ground have shown such resilience, even though things have been tricky for them to say the least. Rather than thinking about their own pockets, they have just one concern: to continue to support their local communities as they have been and minimise the impact on them during the crisis.
As we all 'stay home', our partners are still working hard day-in-day-out to keep supporting their employees and their families, as well as the projects they have been contributing to as a result of guests visiting them.
A great reason to book your African Safari Holiday
Want to be a part of the solution? Take a look at some of our Hero Partners below who are heavily discounting to get bums in beds and keep their communities thriving
We just love Wilderness Safaris who have helped to create the first community conservancy in Namibia at their Damaraland Camp in partnership with the Torra Community. More than 85% of Wilderness Safaris camp staff come from remote, rural communities and each camp staff member directly supports seven people as a result of their employment. Wilderness Safaris have positively impacted the lives of more than 10,000 children in seven African countries.
African Bush Camps is another partner of ours that we just love for their incredible community work. Their dedicated Foundation has been striving since 2006 to empower the communities by given them tools to become self-sustaining and independent, whilst also promoting conservation and community spirit. 100% of donations given go directly toward the projects and this can only happen because of people visiting their camps in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Moving East and to Asilia Africa, who have a very passionate programme in place which focuses on improving the lives of local people and the surrounding nature. They have taken an area approach to ensure that they empower crucial wilderness areas in East Africa, with the goal of sustaining the integrity of the entire ecosystem they work within and create benefits and opportunities for the local people. In 2014 they set up an online donation platform called Asilia Giving, which allows philanthropists to connect to projects that are tested and are making a meaningful and measurable difference on the ground, many of which are also directly impacted by visitors staying in the Asilia Africa camps.
The upsides to booking a trip with us now?
These collections of camps are in some of the most pristine, remote spots and are therefore ideal to really immerse yourself in the beauty of Africa – worry-free.
By booking a trip with us, you know you will be helping the communities on the ground who need it most, all the while having a well-earned break yourself.
If you book now for late 2020 or 2021 and have to change your plans, these camps are being very flexible with changing dates to accommodate the situation in the world so you really can't go wrong.
You're in good hands
So, while we understand the hesitance to book a safari now with all of this ongoing uncertainty, we can assure you that Tailormade Africa will be there to support you no matter what happens. We urge you to look at our gorgeous itineraries which we have put together in collaboration with our Hero Partners, Wilderness Safaris, African Bush Camps and Asilia Africa.
It's time to think about what excitement the future has to offer you, and these deals really are once-in-a-lifetime. You may never have the chance to book such an exclusive African Safari Holiday at such a great price ever again.
Feel free to pick up the phone or pop us an email, and we can help you to plan your bespoke African Safari Holiday with us – and by doing so, help us to support those most in need on the ground.