When you are going for your safari holidays, you need to take special
precautions in way or at the visiting sight. Take a full medical kit, avoid
wearing bright colors as insects gets attracted, often blue color attracts
tsetse flies, that have a nasty bite, use lavender oil to minimize swellings
and pain caused by its bite. During safari drink only bottled water and
avoids eating raw seafood or meat. Try to swim only in chlorinated/rock salt
treated pools or the ocean and avoid lakes, streams, waterfalls and rivers
as normally they are contaminated with diseased plants and parasites and of
course deadly crocodiles. Always listen carefully to what your guides are
telling, as they are well acquainted with the areas and want you to have the
best time whilst on safari. Don't forger to check your shoes, turning them
upside down, as there could be the possibility of any spider or scorpion. If
you are in a mood to go for a walk, wear long pants and high gum-boots to
avoid picking up grass borne insects and also avoid sitting in the grass or
on sandy soil. Try not to use strongly scented soaps, deodorant and perfume
as these attract insects.
Guests are advised not to get down from the jeep while on the safari. They
should try to maintain complete silence once inside the premises of the park
and retract themselves and others from any kind of activity that may damage
the forest ecosystem
If your prime reason for going on safari is to take photos, don't halt for
longer times, as other sharing the vehicle may not accept it.
When going for a jeep safari, prefer to travel in-group that's the way you
can enjoy most. Normally, group of about 7to 8 people are taken on 2 1/2 -
3hrs open-top jeeps in to the chosen sight. The accompanying naturalist will
explicate the diverse sights and sounds of the jungles, deserts or mountain
terrain and helps you absorbing in the essence of the wild.
Wild animals, normally shy of humans, are tolerant to jeeps approaching
them, you should maintain absolute silence to enjoy the more closer look of
the wilds in their natural habitats.
Elephants are quite friendly as well as very expressive mammals, they
rumble, squeak, trumpet, ripple and communicate with body language, by
shaking the head, spreading the ears, raising the trunk etc. Elephants have
a sharp sense of smell, often one elephant will place its trunk into
another's mouth in order to greet it or reassure it in moments of stress.
If your main aim is to take photos then go for photographic safari, book a
private game drive at an additional cost.
Fleets of modern jeeps are equipped with robust, comfortable and reliable
ride. Be it the fiery desert or frigid zones.
All vehicles should be mechanized ones, preferably powerful 4-wheel drive.
The windows and doors of the vehicle should be appropriately barred to
render security to visitors. The Safari operator shall insure that the door
of the vehicle boarding the visitors invariably has security lock so that no
visitors can maneuver the locking arrangement. It should be possessed with
supplementary gears for being used in rough and rugged terrain, if
essential. The vehicle should also be equipped with first aid facility on
From the travelers point of view not much is required, you should carry
along with you sun glasses, a cap, telescope, camera with spear rolls and
some thing to munch that adds to the charm.
Camel Safari's are such animal rides that need both skill and imagination
to explore the mirages of desert.
Raikas: the Camel keeper.
Safari: It is a term used for 'journey' in
Swahili-local language of Africa.
Four Wheel Drive: normally used for power
engine drive-Land-Rovers and Vans.
4 x 4 drive: The jeep is equipped with tyres
that can be rotated in different direction when the jeep struck.