The African safari is guaranteed to be unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Firstly, it’s really wild. No animals locked behind cages. And secondly, it can be very rugged, depending on where you go and what activities you choose to do. Staying safe when you are on safari is the number one priority of all good safari companies. We say all good safari companies because not all safari companies are the same. This is why it is so important to make sure that you book your tour with the company that has plenty of great reviews and that is willing to go the extra mile.
But we are going off topic. Safety is a priority and it is important whether you are with a company or treating yourself to a self-drive safari. The animals you come across might look cute and mostly calm or docile, which can make you forget that they are wild. However, many of the animals you are likely to see, such as elephant, hippo and buffalo, are known for having tempers, especially when they have young ones with them.
When entering a wildlife sanctuary, or a national nature reserve, you can expect that there will be certain conditions that you will have to adhere to. These rules are put in place for both your safety as well as the safety of the animals. It is their home after all, and if you go disturbing their habitat, you must understand that you could be causing the animals some distress.