The 4 ‘P’s of luxury safaris in Kenya post-COVID-19
The 4 ‘P’s of luxury safaris in Kenya post-COVID-19. We are more hungry than ever to marvel at the wonders of the world, because the “dryness of travel” has made our desire to travel even stronger and made us itchy. The time will come when the new standard will again include some of your old vacation favorites as well as different and more meaningful experiences.
Confidentiality, purpose, protection and care. This is what the new era of African safaris will need to combine to ensure that when you travel to a distant destination, you can do so safely, exclusively and in a way that satisfies you and reduces any environmental or social pressure. on your destination host.
Traveling can be more than just ticking off a checklist. It can feed your soul with passion and purpose, while giving back meaningfully to those who lack resources. A safari experience in a luxury tent camp or private residence in one of Kenya’s famous private game reserves or hunting parks can be an exciting and inspiring vacation.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control, luxury safaris in Kenya will be the best antidote to cabin fever and blockage blues. These are the four principles that will make safaris a safe and memorable outdoor vacation experience.
Luxury safaris in Kenya have always celebrated quality over quantity, emphasizing authentic connections to local people and nature. The focus on intimacy and exclusivity when you travel gives you and your travel partner a real bonding time when you enjoy new experiences together. Off the beaten track, away from the crowds, you can really disconnect from the world and get in tune with nature.
How vast and wild the great outdoors are without a collection of other play vehicles in your field of vision while enjoying an exhilarating encounter with wildlife. National parks offer broad appeal – and the crowds that accompany it – while a private game reserve and conservation area should only be shared with a handful of others who seek personal experiences, rather than mainstream attractions.
Whether you are walking in the bush or sharing an isolated breakfast just beyond the camp, your loved ones are the only business you need when you are in the bush. The only other people you want are those who live and breathe all that is safari and have a thorough knowledge of your chosen Kenyan game reserve. Friendly camp staff and highly trained guides will be able to read you intuitively, ensuring you end your vacation with a fulfilled sense of satisfaction from having a truly local experience.
Travel has always been a wonderful privilege rather than a guarantee, something we have all been strongly reminded of lately. By choosing luxury Kenya safaris that focus on sustainability, you will exercise the responsibility you have as a traveler by making a positive difference in wildlife conservation and community empowerment initiatives. Goal-oriented travel gives you the power to give back into your hands, giving you the opportunity to have a meaningful and thoughtful trip that improves your host’s destination for your visit.
The open green spaces and incredible wildlife of Africa is what turns travelers into safari enthusiasts. Without adequate protection and management, endangered species are vulnerable to increased poaching and trafficking, and wilderness areas are threatened by human encroachment. By visiting game reserves within the Grand Maasai Mara, your funds support the important work accomplished by anti-poaching units, park rangers and various organizations in the field.
Goal-oriented tourism also means contributing to the livelihoods and social development of local communities in a sustainable, empowering and respectful manner. Travel to foreign destinations should abandon the idea of just looking and photographing Aboriginal people. On the contrary, as responsible travelers, we should get involved and learn from people who have a culture different from ours.
Although tourism will most likely happen again, it will not just pick up where it left off – it will not be completely the same as before. As restrictions on movement relax at the national level – and possibly at the international level – trips to the time of COVID-19 will continue to see extensive risk mitigation procedures put in place for your safety and that of your loved ones. .
Private trips, such as charter flights from city to camp, offer you additional protection. The luxury safari experience will include social distancing, tents being further apart than before, strict health procedures in place, and all camp staff practicing high levels of disinfection.
Meals taken in remote locations and private observation of the game in a vehicle, on foot or in a hot air balloon are just some of the advantages of the luxury camps, which had to increase their level of privacy and security for your protection.
It has been a difficult time for everyone around the world. So once it’s all over, a vacation to pamper yourself and your loved ones will certainly be well deserved. There is no better place than the great outdoors to recharge your batteries, refresh your perspective and reconnect with yourself far from the stress of the outside world. Some indulgent scrunchies really do the trick and luxury safaris in Kenya are well known for stacking them in all the best ways.
Relaxing massages with natural lotions and oils, open-air bubble baths with breathtaking views and personal yoga and meditation sessions are just some of the special delights to pamper yourself. Sipping gin and chilled tonics while watching the sunset is a Kenyan safari tradition that will surely remain on the list of must-sees. Simply sitting and watching in the desert or losing your thoughts in the stars dazzling in the night sky are therapies provided daily by Mother Nature herself.
As we move forward, the need for private and safe luxury safaris that balance their natural surroundings and the communities with which they share them will be some of the most important principles in traveling the world, in Africa and Kenya more specifically.
Calvin Cottar is director and owner of Cottar’s 1920s Safaris. Cottar’s 1920s Safaris is an award-winning 1920s luxury safari camp and private bush villa located in the world famous “seventh” natural wonder, the Maasai Mara in Kenya, owned and operated by the oldest established safari family and continues in Africa.