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Safety in South Africa on a safari holiday

Posted by on August 23, 2019

If you are considering booking a safari holiday to South Africa you may be concerned about the safety aspect of it. Safari holidays are actually quite safe, despite the number of wild animals you may come in to contact with, as long as you book with a reputable company and follow all the instructions you are given.

When on a safari, tour guides and staff members always have safety at the forefront of their mind and will not put you at risk just to get a better glimpse of an animal. They often have many have years of experience in safari trips and know where to go and where not to go. They can often pick up on signs that animals are not happy or feeling vulnerable and therefore likely to attack in which case they will keep you at a safe distance.

The main concern when going holiday to South African is actually the crimes committed by people not being attacked by animals. Unfortunately the crime rate in Africa is quite high and there has been a rise in gun point hostage situations over the last decade.  You need to ensure that you have thought carefully about your travel arrangements and try and pre book your travel rather than using “black cab” taxi firms.