How To Stay Safe During A Kenyan Safari


How To Stay Safe During A Kenya Safari

It is the danger element in every safari that makes it fun and exciting. The same goes for Kenya safari as well. While the many animals that you will come across can really be dangerous, the major four that you should take special care of are the lions, elephants, hippos, and buffaloes. You can add crocodiles to this list if you are adventuring somewhere around water. Simply because you have made good payments for the safari does not mean that the animals will be receiving a part of the profit. Remember, they are wild, and they will run only on their own time. There are specific general safety-rules that you need to watch out for during your safari expedition in Kenya.

How To Stay Safe During A Kenya Safari
How To Stay Safe During A Kenya Safari

Never Leave Your Car

Avoid being a hapless traveler. Wandering out of your car during your safari expedition will get you nothing but only fatalities. Coming out of your vehicle, with your favorite camera, only to get close to a lion or elephant, does not sound grand but silly. Always stay in the car when driving in game parks. You should get out only at designated areas or hides. Always follow safari rules and the directions of your guide.

Having A Safari Guide Is Important

During your Kenya safari, you will require a guide who has a better understanding of the place. Remain bent on going for a trusted professional who can show you around. Experienced guides will be familiar with the landscapes and the terrains. These experts also know the right time to visit certain parks. Also, you should always follow the instructions of your guide. If he tells you to back off, ask no questions and back off immediately.

Keep The Windows Up

Try to keep the car windows closed for safety. This goes special for the popular national parks that accommodate a great many wild animals. The animals in Africa are in the habit of seeing cars on a regular basis. So, they are not afraid of leaping upon them and denting their roofs. If you do not want one inside your vehicle, it is better to keep the windows up.

How To Stay Safe During A Kenya Safari
How To Stay Safe During A Kenya Safari

Avoid Wandering About At Night

You should not walk around during the night, especially in those areas that are known for their wildlife reserves. This will also include lakes and beaches where there are chances of witnessing hippos grazing between tents. Even Hyenas move about freely in the cities. Therefore, it is vital for you to be extra careful.

Avoid Safari Sleepovers

It is truly a great experience to sleep under the stars during a safari. It can be awe-inspiring to fall asleep to the chatter of hyenas, grunts of hippos and roars of lions. But avoid being fooled into this experience. You will have great enjoyment but only at the cost of being in danger as well. Therefore, go by the instructions of your tour operator. Zip your camping tent and avoid leaving food unattended.

Going on a Kenya safari in exciting and inspiring but at the same time it is wild as well, and you need to have safety concerns in mind.

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