Not sharing your safari with total strangers is the ultimate way to explore the wilderness and remoteness of the Zambian bush.
Doing what we always do – focusing on the needs of our guests – means we’re taking some extra precautions and ease up our booking conditions to avoid any additional stress for people who already made reservations with us or to those who thankfully look forward to book a dream safari in South Luangwa in the future....
This new world we seem to live in brings an unprecedented situation for travel and travellers. That means it is business as unusual for us at Personal Touch and for tourism in general.
One thing is certain; it is pretty easy to avoid big crowds in the great outdoors of South Luangwa on your private safari.
At Personal Touch Safaris, we are proud to showcase the Global Safety Stamp. Ensuring you that we work according the Safe Travels Protocols set out by the World Travel & Tourism Council.
This specially designed stamp is allowing travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
Only eligible companies will be able to use the stamp once the health and hygiene protocols, outlined by WTTC, have been implemented.
And yes, we do!
We all know and feel the many health benefits whilst being outside in nature, and the current risks seem low and manageable, by keeping a good distance to people and wild animals alike.
Mask-wearing is mandatory for everyone in public places, so although you don’t see the bright Zambian smile, know it is there.
We highly recommend avoiding group activities that involve close contact with strangers and practice social distancing at camp sites or your accommodation supplier.
Know that all Personal Touch safaris are fully private, so you will not be joined by strangers.
While clean safari vehicles and 4x4 hire cars are important, more so is keeping distance from others you don’t share your life with.
Travel planning is good for your mental health and we all are longing for a break. So, why not head into the splendid isolation of nature, or at least make plans to turn your dreams into reality?
We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization regarding the spread of the virus and our focus is to ensure we meet customer needs whilst doing our part to keep you and our employees safe.
Remember why it so nice to have your own wheels? No car or safari vehicle will be shared between parties who are not known to each other. So no, absolutely 100% certain, your safari will NOT be joined by complete strangers and is exclusively, thus privately for you and your party!
Here’s what we are doing currently and in the future......
Long before these current concerns, our team at Personal Touch has been following specific cleaning protocols to ensure the health and comfort of our safari guests and staff.
We have enhanced our already robust cleaning techniques of our vehicles after each rental, have the same protocols in our workshop and encourage all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.
Your private safari guide will wear a face mask and remains with you throughout your stay per your booked itinerary.
As the car is for your private use, we expect you to maintain social distancing requirements between your family and friends. Upon arrival you will be asked about possible signs of illness. Hand sanitiser can be made available for use on guided drives if you forgot your own.
As our guest in Zambia, we expect you to arrive with your own face masks in line with Government recommendations. To support our local community we are happy to direct you to purchase some locally made face masks to add to your safari kit.
Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust you place in our team and our company.
Read more about our flexible booking conditions
For all our existing and new bookings, there will not be any penalties for changes in dates made up to 14 days before the start of your rental or safari package. Changes in dates can be made for up to 18 months after your original travel plan.
We are easing up final payment arrangements for the entire year of 2021 for all bookings.
Final payments no longer need to be paid 30 days before arrival. To ease the stress, balance payment can be paid 14 days before arrival, so you are sure about your flight and travel plans.
And most certainly, you are more than welcome to book provisionally.
That means without costs, without any obligations, but with peace of mind that your private safari or car hire is in the books, awaiting all your other travel arrangements.
It remains our privilege to serve and take care of each of you.
Providing private safari possibilities in the splendid isolation of South Luangwa!
Start safari dreaming now!