International flights are now coming into Nairobi again and we are delighted to announce that our camps are open and ready to welcome visitors.
Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda have all been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) "Safe Travel Stamp" after adopting its global health and hygiene protocols. International flights resumed to Tanzania a few weeks ago, and started again into Kenya and Rwanda from 1st August.
Airlines including Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Emirates Air, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Turkish Airlines and Egypt Air are now operating to our key locations and we have re-opened all of our Porini Safari Camps, Rhino River Camp and Nairobi Tented Camp.
Our teams are happy to be welcoming guests and sharing with them some unsurpassed wildlife-viewing in and around our conservancies.
Here in Kenya the government took early measures intended to avert the spread of the virus by restricting international arrivals, early testing of anyone with a temperature or flu symptoms and promoting hygiene, hand-washing and social distancing. Kenya has been fortunate to have experienced a relatively low level of fatalities as compared to most other countries in the world to date. This is attributed to the fact that Kenya has a relatively young population with 95% aged under 60, and to the effectiveness of the containment measures which have been enforced over the last four months. With a Covid-19 fatalities rate of 3 per one million people, Kenya is below over 140 other countries that have rates that are much higher.
To ensure the safe health and security of our guests, team members and business partners, we have taken various measures to avoid the spread of coronavirus based on the protocols recommended by the World Health Organization and the Government of Kenya. These include social distancing, regular deep-cleaning of all areas of camps and vehicles, strict rules on staff hygiene, regular staff temperature checks and temperature checks on arrival for all guests.
In addition, our teams have now completed "Covid-19 Sensitization" training with the Kenya Red Cross Training Institute.
We have introduced specially-reduced accommodation rates (Reduced Rates for 6 Nights) and in order to alleviate any concerns we are offering a new flexi-booking policy with relaxed Terms & Conditions regarding future changes / postponement should their travel plans be adversely affected by COVID-19.
No Amendment Fee Guarantee for 2020
In order to alleviate any concerns we are offering a new flexi-booking policy with relaxed Terms & Conditions regarding future changes / postponement should their travel plans be adversely affected by COVID-19:
• Those booking a 2020 safari staying at our Porini Camps can opt to postpone their travel dates if they have an concerns relating to COVID-19 and no amendment fee will be charged.
• We will allow any payments already made for travel dates in 2020 to be carried forward to later dates in 2021 or 2022.
• The new travel dates will be subject to availability and any added cost if there are any price differences from the date originally booked (apart from Porini Camps and Nimali Camps where the same price will apply to the new date so long as travel is in the same season as the original booking).
Plan Ahead Now for 2021
If you are researching your options for 2021 then do get in touch now and our expert Safari Consultants can help you secure the best deals and offers.
By booking early you’ll make savings on your international flights and you can take your pick of the very best camps and lodges whilst they still have availability for your choice of travel date.
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