Is It Safe to Go on Safari in South Africa?
The short answer is yes. It is indeed safe to go on safari in South Africa. However, as with most things in life, the answer does come with a few caveats. As is true for most places across the globe, your safety depends on being aware of your surroundings, following the rules that are in place and, of course, making sure you book your experience with a reputable service provider. If you follow this advice, you should be in for the time of your life.
Here are some guidelines to help you stay safe while on safari in South Africa:
Safari accommodation is plentiful in South Africa. However, be safe by making sure you are dealing with a trusted accommodation and service provider before booking and paying a deposit. Use sites such as TripAdvisor to verify the legitimacy of your accommodation.
Book Transfers To and From Your Destination
Most game reserves, including the world-renowned Kruger National Park, is located in the northern part of the country. This means you are more than likely to arrive in the country via OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and have to travel to your destination by road. Find out from your accommodation if they offer an airport shuttle service or if they can recommend a reliable service provider.
Bring Sun Protection
The African sun can be harsh. Stay safe while on safari in South Africa by packing sunscreen, as well as a hat to protect your face and neck from the sun while enjoying the outdoors during the day. Pack clothes that are cool but cover your skin if you are prone to getting sunburnt, and make sure to grab your sunglasses.
To enjoy a safe and indulgent safari experience in South Africa, contact Lukimbi Safari Lodge. Located in the easily accessible southern part of the Kruger National Park, we offer luxurious accommodation, decadent fine dining, sensual spa treatments, thrilling bush excursions and safe airport transfers, all in one convenient package. It’s the holiday you’ve been dreaming of.