This period of lockdown has allowed us and our industry partners to grow and adapt to our ever-changing world. Now more than ever our long-standing ethos of building relationships based on trust is what drives us forward. For more than 20 years, our guests have placed their trust in our hands, allowing us to create incomparable travel experiences that surpass and overcome any initial travel fears or challenges and today is no different. As we navigate these times, our philosophy remains true, to ensure an enriching and seamless travel experience for every one of our guests.
Premier Africa Founder, Andrew Whitelaw, on the implications of COVID-19 on the industry and how we utilized this time to create new and exciting offerings
Everything, yet nothing has changed! Our team has worked tirelessly with our carefully chosen partners to ensure that only properties are selected that offer complete peace of mind when traveling. Those that combine flexible booking terms, medical assistance and best practice with the utmost privacy and luxury have made our shortlist of the top destinations for you to visit. Every traveler receives an unmatched level of excellence from our team of local traveling hosts and journey specialists, assisting with every arrangement as we move from one destination to the next. This added level of guidance will ensure that any eventuality will be dealt with efficiently and decisively to ensure your experience is seamless.
Globetrotting will be different now that COVID is a part of our daily lives, but this has brought about some unexpected benefits. Cities and tourist attractions that were once crowded are now more accessible with social distancing becoming the norm. Destinations that offer open spaces and solitude will now become the top destinations to choose from. According to Virtuoso’s Wanderlist and Tourlane’s top destinations, Southern Africa is the destination to visit now that international travel has commenced and we agree wholeheartedly.
The call of the wild is strong, folks are ready to spread their wings and jet off to a country that offers wide-open spaces, not to mention luxury accommodation, safari options, and the peace of mind in knowing that the country they have chosen is travel-ready in terms of health and safety protocols.
Currently, South Africa has one of the highest recovery rates in the world which is due to the fast-acting lockdown protocols that were put in place early in the year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced earlier in 2020 that South Africa’s efforts to stem the spread of the virus have been amongst some of the best in the world.
Protect your investment with the right insurance policy
Most Travel insurance companies are now offering the “cancel for any reason” policy upgrades again, which were initially unavailable at the onset of COVID. This policy add-on is now available if purchased within 14 days of the initial deposit being paid and covers you for 50% of the cost of your trip should you cancel for any reason.
Our journey specialists can guide and assist you with the right insurance cover to match your needs.
Southern Africa offers you the unique opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in the open air, low density, and opulent safari lodges, an experience that should undoubtedly be on top of anyone’s bucket list. Open-air dining and game drives are synonymous with social distancing and this means that you get to enjoy the quiet moments and wildlife encounters the way it was meant to be experienced.
Rest assured, when you travel with Premier Africa you will be in good hands. We endeavor to ensure your health and safety at all costs so that you may enjoy your much-needed break away from the daily stresses of modern life.
We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country.