COVID-19 Safety

Wanderful Tanzania COVID-19 Policy

Africa is open and ready to welcome back travelers with Health and Safety Guidelines in place. With most safari lodges situated in remote areas, these accommodations are about as safe as possible. Wanderful Tanzania (WT) outlines each country’s Entry Requirements, and our travel experts are here to help you every step of the way during your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

COVID-19 Policy Requirements in Tanzania

USA Entry Requirements (updated 3/7)

  • All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must produce negative PCR or ANTIGEN test within 1 day of departure to the U.S.
  • Always check airline rules, as some airlines require PCR test.
  • Check the CDC website before traveling

Updated 11/30

  • A negative PCR test must be taken within 96 hours prior to departure to Tanzania.
  • All travelers will be subjected to enhanced screening including a rapid test on arrival at a cost of $10 U.S. per person to mainland Tanzania or $25 U.S. per person to Zanzibar.Cash payment is recommended.
  • Traveller Surveillance Form must be filled out online by ALL travelers within 24 hours of arrival. Travelers will receive a confirmation code, including a Unique Health Code, to be presented during primary screening upon arrival.
  • For Zanzibar arrivals, use this form.
  • A negative test result within 14 days is required to enter Mahale National Park in order to protect the primates.

Social Distancing is the Nature of Safari


The allure of safari is being in a far-away place in an exclusive setting, which makes it the perfect location for a socially-distanced getaway. In addition, most safari properties have open-air walkways with rooms that are spaced well apart and allow for natural airflow. Protocols are in place at all WT camps and lodges with regard to sanitization, distancing, and other preventative measures.


If you’d like to completely avoid crossing paths with anyone outside your own travel party, we recommend focusing on exclusive-use accommodations. This will eliminate any common areas that could be shared with other guests.


There are a number of ways to enhance the exclusivity of your experience on safari, such as upgrading to a private game drive, organizing a private charter, or booking a private tour.

Your Impact on Communities and Conservation in Africa

In Africa, an average of seven people are dependent on one salaried family member to sustain them. Imagine the ripple effect of the loss of employment due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. The lack of activity within the camps and their surrounding wildlife reserves also makes it easier for poachers to move through normally protected areas without being noticed. This has resulted in a spike in poaching incidents within Africa in recent months. While this is certainly sobering news, it is not irreversible.

One of the greatest ways you can have an impact on Africa’s wildlife and its people is simply by traveling and being aware of where your money goes and what it supports. If you are interested in contributing directly to staff members or to anti-poaching initiatives, we invite you to make a donation to our nonprofit, Alluring Impact.

We are forever grateful for the generosity of our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back to Africa soon.

If you have any questions, please reach out and our experts can assist you.