Wildlife Viewing Precautions While on Africa Safari : Wildlife viewing safaris have recently gained popularity and are a favorite safari activity among many safari travelers from across the world. The wildlife safari experience is well-liked in various nations and national parks in Africa, but particularly in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Namibia’s Etosha National Park, to name a few. Game drives, walking safaris, boat safaris, hot air balloon safaris, and other safari experiences can all be enjoyed there.
Focus East Africa Tours includes wildlife viewing in the majority of its safaris, whether it be on a game drive in a car or on nature hikes and treks to see animals, particularly the great wildebeest migrations, big fives and primates, which is a highlight for most visitors. Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey trekking, colobus monkey trekking, rhino trekking, nature walks, and forest walks and hikes are just a few examples of nature experiences. This article contributes to offering some kind of advice on how to stay safe while viewing wildlife.
When you abide by the safety instructions given by your range guide and naturalist guide, observing wildlife is a risk-free activity. To ensure the safety of both you as a tourist and the animals, one must respect the animals and their habitats. You will be given advice on how to conduct yourself while on safari to reduce the likelihood of any potentially dangerous encounters with wildlife. Keep in mind that you are looking at wild creatures, whose behavior can occasionally vary. Here are our 11 suggestions of how to stay safe in your wildlife safari to Africa:
- Always abide by your guide’s directions, both during the briefing and while you are on the tour itself.
- While watching wildlife, refrain from talking or laughing aloud.
- Wear natural-blending colors while on Tanzania safari, especially if you’re doing a walking tour, as dark hues tend to draw tsetse flies. Keep hydrated, wear a sun hat, and apply sunscreen. Avoid wearing heavy perfume.
- To prevent mosquito bites, use insect repellents. For walks through the woods and in the natural world, wear long sleeves.
- When staying in a tent camp, avoid keeping food in your chamber because it will draw animals to your tent.
- While on a walking or hiking safari, be careful where you step and stick close to your guide. Don’t stray off by yourself. Go directly behind the car, not into the bush, if you need to relieve yourself.
- Never stand in an animal’s path; if you do, the animal may become frightened and attack you. A baby elephant can attack you if you are driving between them.
- Avoid driving too close to the animals, as they could become frightened and start attacking. Do not approach primates any closer than necessary. Both they and humans have the potential to transmit disease to one another.
- Never go for a jog in a wildlife area since it will draw predators that will hurt you. In case an animal charges, pay attention to the guide’s advice while on a walking safari.
- When moving or parked, never hang out the window or sit on the roof of the car.
- When going on a game drive, stay in the car unless you are in a designated area where you are allowed to picnic, stretch, or use the restroom.
“If you adhere to the safety precautions and recommendations for watching wildlife in various national parks, your Tanzania wildlife safari will be safer and more enjoyable. By doing this, you not only help the government with the conservation and preservation of these flora and fauna, but you also ensure the safety of the species and yourself”