Safety and Security
Africa Travel Essentials - Safety and Security
As with any holiday destination, the general safety rule in Africa is to use common sense in all situations. Know where you're going before you set off, particularly at night, and check that the areas you plan to visit are safe by asking hotel staff or police. Avoid walking alone in isolated areas or carrying large amounts of cash or jewellery around with you. Keep cell phones (mobile phones) and wallets tucked away where no one can see them.
Avoid hitchhiking or using local commuter and metro trains as a foreigner. Be aware of automated teller machine (ATM) con artists. Under no circumstances allow a stranger to assist you in your transactions. Should your card become stuck in the ATM, call the helpline number on display at the teller machine for assistance and to cancel your card.
Safety on safari
Africa is home to many wild and exciting animals and the key to living in harmony with them during your stay is to respect the fact that you are the visitor and this is their home. If you are game-driving by yourself in a National Wildlife Park, follow the clear set of rules that they provide to safely guide you. For those visiting private game reserves, trained rangers will ensure your safety on safari outings.
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