Wild Gaze Safaris: putting safety first

Are you looking ahead and planning where you’ll be travelling when restrictions are lifted? Wild Gaze Safaris are doing all they can to keep their clients safe and well on trips to Tanzania

Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) in cooperation with Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGE), has presented detailed protocols regarding preventing the spread of COVID-19.

SCRUM spoke to Ernest Legalla, of Wild Gaze Safaris, to find out what they will be doing to protect clients.

“We provide hand washing and sanitizing facilities such as soap, sanitizers and running water to both guests and our crew and we ensure that it’s used regularly,” he said, while adding that hand sanitisers and masks will be made readily available. Staff members will be given Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when coming into contact with guests, and they will ensure that “all contact surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with approved disinfectants on a regular basis”.

Ernest added that they would be creating a “disposal mechanism for masks, and other protective equipment that comply with recommended national health and safety standards and environmental considerations.”

Their vehicles will display the country’s emergency 199 code, while their vehicles will undergo thorough checks.

“Thermal screening will be applicable frequently,” Ernest continued, while explaining some further measures, as outlined below.

  • Our administration has selected one member to present the company and to have all basic details concerning the prevailing situation of COVID-19 and be updated on all designated approved hospitals for COVID-19 testing and treatment, medical clinics and mobile clinics stationed across the country.
  • We will ensure that updated COVID-19 precautionary measures are continuously observed and communicated accordingly with international booking agencies to make transparency for better booking decisions.
  • Wild Gaze Safaris will have an insurance mechanism for assisting guests to reach a designated hospital as approved by the MoHCDGEC or, where applicable, to enable evacuation arrangements.
  • In visiting cultural sites, hotels, or any other place of interest, the guide will make sure that clients are not in contact with anyone else, meaning there will be only one-on-one interactions.
  • Furthermore, we will make sure that we take our clients to stay in trusted accommodations, before booking certainty of their health procedures will be our priority.

With all of those arrangements in place, Ernest feels they are ready to begin welcoming guests who can – once restrictions around travel are lifted – visit Tanzania and enjoy what Wild Gaze Safaris have to offer.

“We are very ready to welcome our clients to book with us and they don’t have to worry about their health.

“We will use all means possible to keep our promise which is ‘health, safety and security’. ”

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