Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
8:00 AM 9th October 2020

Wilderness Safaris Rwanda Welcomes Guests To Bisate And Magashi

Now that Rwanda has re-opened its borders to international travellers, Wilderness Safaris has also started welcoming guests once more to Bisate Lodge at Volcanoes National Park, and Magashi Camp in Akagera National Park.

“Our experienced teams at both Bisate and Magashi are thrilled to be welcoming guests back to these extraordinary locations once again, and to offer life-changing experiences – from the minute guests arrive in Rwanda until they return safely home”, said Wilderness Safaris Rwanda MD, Rob Baas.

“As people rethink how they travel going forward, we strongly believe that the luxury of space and the ability to explore pristine wilderness areas in relative privacy, makes journeys to Bisate and Magashi some of the most appealing options for travel during this time.

“ Furthermore, it is through these journeys to Rwanda’s pristine wilderness areas that we are able to continue conserving precious intact ecosystems and biodiversity, while supporting local communities at the same time”, Rob adds.

By managing the whole journey, Wilderness Safaris and its local ground-handler partner, Thousand Hills Africa, will ensure that guests are taken care of every step of the way, in line with Wilderness Safaris’ stringent health and cleanliness standards.

The small size of Bisate, with only six rooms, and Magashi, just six airy tented suites, makes them ideal for physical distancing, while transfers with a private guide and vehicle reduces contact with others.

Following the Rwandan government’s guidelines to ensure a safe destination for guests, all Wilderness Safaris staff working at Bisate and Magashi will be tested for COVID-19 every two weeks. Only staff with a negative test result are on the premises, and will remain at the lodge and camp for the two weeks that their test is valid.

Being able to host guests once again at Bisate and Magashi will help Wilderness Safaris continue its community support, as well as its reforestation efforts at Bisate, and its protection and wildlife monitoring programmes in Akagera, that have remained a key focus for the company during this time.

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