Safari business in North Vancouver badly hit by Ebola crisis

unnamed-16The safari areas in southern and eastern Africa, shown in dark blue, are on the other side of the continent and far from the areas affected by the Ebola outbreak, shown in red.

North Vancouver tour company Heritage Safaris says panic over the Ebola outbreak has caused business to plummet, and the company could shut down as a result.

The company says business has declined by 80 per cent, despite not providing tours to Ebola-affected areas of the continent.

Heritage Safaris offers tours to eastern and South Africa, thousands of kilometres away from the nexus of the Ebola outbreak.

Company owner Thierry Cellier says business has been “a disaster” since the Ebola outbreak started receiving media coverage, and he blames a lack of understanding of African geography…

Checking for online photos for Heritage Safari shows this is a pretty upscale operation. So we downscale types can relax — we couldn’t afford it anyway.