F1S: What advice do you have for others who might want to travel to Africa right now?
WG: Just go! Travel is safe. These safari lodges are not messing around with Covid protocols and your safety as a guest is paramount. Tourism is their livelihood, so they do not take anything Covid related lightly. Plus, there are no crowds.
F1S: Anything else we should know?
WG: Lastly, after checking out of One & Only Gorillas Nest we had one glorious night at the new Singita property, Kwitonda Lodge. Singita very much feels like a safari lodge. It is very intimate and casual but beautifully appointed and elegant—just what you would expect from the Singita brand. There are 8 stand-alone suites as well as a four-bedroom villa located within Volcanoes National Park, at the base of the Volcano. Due to its size, there is no spa, but massages can be done in the room (there is a permanent table set up in the very large expansive bathroom). The nature walks are amazing and all of their fruit and vegetables are also grown on the property. A great place to stay—and I’m glad we were able to end our trip there!