Safari Health and Safety

Remember the other Safari essentials.Medical kit

Load up on sunscreen and mosquito repellents to protect your skin. Pack a medical kit complete with antiseptics, bandages, painkillers, medicine for travel sickness, skin cuts, allergies and diarrhea to just mention a few. It might be a good idea to visit your doctor for a thorough medical check-up and perhaps even a dental check-up before leaving.

If the area you are visiting is known to have cases of malaria, pack some malaria medication. You can ask your doctor about it. Make sure you ask about the drinking water quality in the location you’ll be staying in. If you are not positive that it’s potable, try to drink only bottled water.

Keep yourself hydrated

Don’t forget to plenty ofwater with you. It would be good to take in liquids every couple of hours even if you don’t feel thirsty yet. This will allow you to avoid becoming dehydrated in order not to having a heat stroke.

Think of your safety first

In a unfamiliar country, it is easy to get lost especially if you’re a first time visitor. The culture may be not the same as what you are accustomed to. There are a few things we must think carefully about doing in a unfamiliar country such as driving.

Unless you are very familiar with the and local driving culture, do not try to drive without someone else except when you are with someone who knows the country well. Also be careful with your cash and other costly things such as digital cameras and laptops. Do not attract attention by taking out your cash in public. Keep valuables in an plain bag and keep it close to you at all times.

Keep these things in mind when start preparing for a South African Safari. Good organization and planning are the secrets to enjoying a wonderful, hassle-free vacation.

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