Asilia Africa, East Africa’s leading safari operator, is offering discounts of up to 75% on a safari of a lifetime for healthcare and emergency service workers from anywhere in the world when travel resumes. Asilia has 19 camps across Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar in some of the continent’s most spectacular wild places.
In recognition and gratitude for their service, healthcare workers globally can travel with a plus one (and children) to an Asilia property at the discounted rates until 31 May 2021. Anyone in the health care sector; from doctors to carers, nurses to receptionists are welcome. Furthermore, all members of the emergency services as well as anyone involved in the fight against COVID-19 are welcome.
The remote locations and complicated logistics of planning a safari often makes the trip a bucket list holiday and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Asilia hopes that with this offer, they can welcome the heroes who have given so much to help and protect others. Commercial Director Gordie Owles says “We know that this gesture is not much compared to the sacrifice that so many have made during this pandemic. But we hope that by opening our doors and taking people out to the wilderness to recharge and reboot it goes some way to saying thank you for their heroic work.”
Asilia’s flagship Kenya camp, Naboisho Camp, usually costs US$1,065 per person per night. Healthcare workers will be offered a rate of US$247.00 per person per night for travel at any time until 31 May 2020, a saving of 75%. A typical 6 night safari with Asilia staying at Naboisho in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy and Ol Pejeta Bush Camp in Kenya would usually cost US$5,136.12 per person. Healthcare workers will be able to enjoy this wild adventure for US$2,958.12 including all internal flights to and from Nairobi, park and conservancy fees, 6 nights accommodation and all game drives.
For those who are able to travel once travel restrictions are lifted and flights resume, a safari will be an incredibly rewarding trip. Never have we craved the great outdoors as much. After months of restriction on movement, reconnecting with nature and the great outdoors will be a balm for the soul. With visitor numbers down, Africa’s national parks will be blissfully quiet, meaning the wildlife will easily outnumber the safari cars making the chance to spot iconic animals like the Big Five extra special.
Guests can also be assured that travelling with Asilia is using tourism as a force for good. And where tourism has suffered as a result of the coronavirus, so has conservation. By bringing tourism back to East Africa, Asilia is proud to be helping communities and conservation thrive again. On average, across the region, 11% of the population is employed in tourism. Tourism provides jobs to rural communities where it is the only alternative to poaching and subsistence farming. US$5 per person, per night from an Asilia safari is donated to conservation and community projects in the areas where they operate. Last year, Asilia donated US$300,000 to projects across the region.
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