5 things you can do to ensure your African Safari goes without a Hitch

An African Safari basically means going into the wild to see the vegetation and wildlife. There are a lot of things that can go wrong on such a safari but if you follow the instructions of your guide, it should be a pretty smooth experience. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your safari is without a hitch.

Take your anti-malaria tablets

You do not want to get sick in the wild. The African jungle has a lot of anopheles mosquito that transfers plasmodium from an infected host to one that is not. The anti-malaria tablets ensure that even if you get bitten by the mosquito, you will not get infected.

Never smoke in the jungle

The guides will obviously instruct you not to do so. The jungles are highly susceptible to wild fires. You do not want to be the one to cause a fire that destroys the animals' habitat, do you?

Be a generous tipper

You might believe that the guide, the driver and other staff members assigned to you are well paid. This might not be necessarily true. A generous tipper is much more likely to get more premium services. A guide will go out of his way to make your safari as informative as he can if you are a good tipper.

Never get out of your tour vehicle in the jungle

Note that the wild animals you will be seeing are not tamed. You are seeing them in their natural habitat. You wouldn't want to witness an animal getting shot by the rangers just because you cannot follow instructions?

Walking around at night is dangerous

If you camp deep into the jungles for the night, keep close to camp. Although the larger carnivores such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs will not come close to a human inhabited camp; the smaller carnivores such as hyenas and jackals will not have any qualms with attacking you right in the vicinity of the camp.

These are some of the few things you can do to help the guide keep you safe. Your African Safari will go without a hitch if you observe the small rules that the guide will give you before embarking on the safari.


By Kennedy Runo on 11/22/2013 in Africa

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