In the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, I have received questions about the safety of travel to Africa. Here are the facts:
- There are no reported cases of Ebola in East Africa or southern Africa, the areas where Ujuzi offers safaris. Travel in these areas is unaffected by the outbreak.
- East Africa and South Africa are as far from the affected area as London. There are fewer direct flights from the affected area to East Africa than to Europe.
- According the World Health Organization, “Transmission of Ebola requires direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other body fluids of infected living or dead persons or animal, all unlikely exposures for the average traveler.”
- In each of the countries where Ujuzi offers safaris, health care workers and points of entry are being highly vigilant. This will enable prompt detection, notification and appropriate management of any suspected cases.
Ujuzi is committed to ensuring that our safaris remain as safe and carefree as possible. We offer safaris in eastern and southern African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Namibia, and Mozambique.