The 2014 Ebola outbreak and proximity to safari travel destinations by Luke Hardiman

Is Safari Travel Safe During Ebola?

Africa is the world’s 2nd largest continent. At 30 million square kilometers, it is large enough to comfortably fit the United States inside of it 3 times over.

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak

The ebola virus is currently a huge problem on the West coast of Africa - specifically the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. 

Click here to view our Ebola map to see where the outbreak zone is, in relation to the rest of the world.

The Ebola virus is not partial to Safari Travel

The people most at risk from Ebola are West Africans in the outbreak zone, and the courageous health workers caring for people suffering from the disease.

When on safari, you are going to be a very, very long way from these countries - in many cases, even further from them than you were before you left home.

Places closer to Ebola than safari destinations

Here are some places that are closer to the Ebola outbreak than the popular safari countries, such as South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and so on.

  • London, England - 2924 miles / 4707km from Ebola
  • Paris, France - 2780 miles / 4474km from Ebola
  • Rome, Italy - 2794 miles / 4497km from Ebola
  • Barcelona, Spain - 2292 miles / 3688km from Ebola

Is Ebola keeping you from travelling to these places?

Only a crazy person would warn you against visiting Rome, London or Paris because of Ebola, yet they are both closer and receive a higher volume of West African travel than typical safari destinations.

Get a clear perspective on where the Ebola outbreak is happening

Have a look at our map below for a clear, realistic perspective on where Ebola is, in relation to where you would travel to on safari.

Luke HardimanThe 2014 Ebola outbreak and proximity to safari travel destinations - Luke Hardiman

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