COVID-19 Information

We are happy that all the destinations we operate in; Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania are open for tourism.  Travellers are exploring the diverse nature, wildlife and beauty while engaging in gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, wildlife safaris, birding tours and community tours. We do well to remember that  COVID-19 is still here and thus it is still important to combat the spread of this virus.

Different governments from time to time issue guidelines on how to reduce the spread of this virus. We share the information from each destination as received from the government. Our focus is to operate our memorable experiences in a responsible way for the safety of our travellers and staff.

Please consider these health and safety protocols as you plan your trip with Kagera Safaris. We know these will continue to evolve and change as we receive new information and guidance from the health authorities.

Concerning Vaccinations and COVID Testing Requirements
We encourage travelers to be fully vaccinated before their travel. Most destinations make it hassle free for travellers who are fully vaccinated. Pre departure COVID-19 testing may be required by some destinations, you will be informed depending on the destination.

When you book a safari together and have gone through pre – travel testing, you will then interact with each other without masks or physical distancing. Wearing of face masks will depend on the local laws and regulations especially for indoor activities. Generally face coverings are optional during outdoor activities except when viewing primates – gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys.

The vehicles used on safari will be cleaned before transportation is provided. Tour guides will self – screen their health daily. You will be subjected to body temperature screening at most Public facilities. At the point entry and at  health facilities you will also be screened for COVID-19 signs and symptoms.

Because of the anxiety that most travellers have in this pandemic, we have provided a temporary update on our Cancellation Policy. We encourage travelers to purchase their own travel insurance including trip cancellation, trip interruption, evacuation insurance (we offer evacuation to Nairobi from AMREF) and medical coverage.

COVID-19 is a high contagious disease and there is a high risk of exposure while in public places. This disease can lead to severe illness and death in certain instances. By traveling with us, you voluntarily assume all the risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

In case of illness

In case of any illness or you exhibit signs of COVID-19 while on your safari,  you will be required to isolate and get tested for COVID-19 at a recommended health facility at your own cost.

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