Tanzania is Ebola-Free

With all of the reports regarding Ebola in and out of Africa by western news outlets as of late, it is understandable that people would be concerned about their safety.

First off, let us inform you that Tanzania is, and has always been, Ebola-free.

There has never been a documented case of Ebola in Tanzania, either during the current outbreak or during any of the previous smaller outbreaks.

Forecasts point to the disease NOT affecting anywhere close to Tanzania in the coming months.

Much of the time Africa is portrayed–or at least thought of by many as being one large country (which is why you usually hear of “Africa” being used to refer to any number of countries, even though a news story may just affect one or a few of them). Africa is BIG.

The Ebola outbreak is currently affecting three countries in West Africa–Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia (and to a lesser extent, Nigeria). Tanzania is in East Africa, which is thousands of miles away from the affected areas. To put this in perspective, avoiding visiting Tanzania (or anywhere in East or South Africa) because of outbreaks is like saying that you want to avoid visiting Central America because of an outbreak in Canada.

Above all, please trust that we take the safety of our guests as the number one priority, and we will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in the coming months.

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