Tips – What To Do And Not To Do During A Safari
When you decide to go to Africa, you are bound to go on a classic safari. It is one the main reason why many travellers choose to travel so that they can witness animals in their natural habitat roaming free.
Whether your make reservations for Kruger National Park, Serengeti National Park or Masai Mara national reserve safari, you need to keep these tips in mind.
When you confirm all the travel plans, make sure that you purchase travel insurance as well. This insurance policy should cover important aspects such as hospital treatments, illnesses, flight delays and cancellation. You need to provide your telephone numbers and also get the telephone numbers for any emergency and have the policy details.
Your safety is another important factor. You need to be very careful about your security and measures can be made. Remember:
- Do not to carry a lot of money in stacks.
- You should take your passport and cash in a pouch that can be hidden under your t-shirt. You can keep it in your camera bag you should have your eye on it all the time.
- Hold on to your bags in any crowded area.
- If you need to go out in the night, do not go alone.
- You can put your air ticket, cash and passport in the security safe in the hotel if available.
- You can altogether leave your jewellery back home.
It is always best to carry one credit card and maybe carry currency in different currencies, which can be exchanged in Africa. Many countries in Africa do not accept travellers cheques. If you need to get some cash from the ATM, then make sure you get an international PIN which can allow you to withdraw cash from anywhere in the world. Many bank ATMs accept VISA cards. Carry just the correct amount of funds during a safari in Kenya or any other African country.
Africa uses 220 to 240 volts which is pretty similar to UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia in additional to Asian countries. Travellers from America should carry an adapter to use electricity.
Because the weather is very hot and you will be outside most of the time, you need to drink water. It is important that you drink bottle water only. It is better to use bottled water to clean your teeth as well rather than using tap water if the water has not been purified.
Bear in mind that between the months of June and October, the reserves become very dusty. Therefore, you should take your eyeglasses rather than wearing contact lenses and bring eye droplets if needed. Bring a clean cloth to clean the lens of the camera.
Hope these few tips will help you during your trip!