Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is Tanzania still safe to visit ?



 


By Marc Harris, Managing Director of Tanzania Odyssey – a long established Tanzania specialist tour Operator


There have been no cases of Ebola reported anywhere in East Africa and the epicentre of the current outbreak is 5,500 km away from Tanzania.  Indeed Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are closer to Madrid, Paris and London than they are to Tanzania in East Africa


The current UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Tanzania travel advice as well as the US Department of State travel advice does not mention Ebola as a risk: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tanzania & http://www.state.gov/p/af/ci/tz/


As one of the longest standing Tanzania Tour Operators in Tanzania we have built excellent relationships with our partners on the ground in Tanzania as well as being a member of ATTA (African Travel and Tourism Association) where we are kept informed and up to date about any changes which we can inform and act accordingly on our clients behalf.

We do not have a crystal ball and cannot predict whether Ebola will reach East Africa.  However, we have considered the situation extremely carefully, and are completely unconcerned.  In our opinion the problem of Ebola in Tanzania is simply that of perception and miscommunication


We have many thousands of tourists in Tanzania at any one time and we are delighted to note that we have only received a handful of enquiries about Ebola – the message from our side is that it business as usual in Tanzania


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For further information please contact Marc Harris – The Managing Director of Tanzania Odysseywww.tanzaniaodyssey.com 

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