Guided Camping Safari Tour Tips and Advice
Travelers tips for safari camping tours in Southern Africa- Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Be very aware of the danger and nuisance of monkeys and baboons around camp. They are looking for food.
Pack your foodstuff securely out of their reach in trunks.
These animals have learnt what the zip on a tent is for, so lock those zips
If unable to store food in a trunk then take it with you in your vehicle.
Cameras, films, toiletries and all camping gear should be secured
NEVER GET CLOSE TO WILD ELEPHANTS AND ESPECIALLY FEMALE HERDS WITH YOUNG CALVES they charge & mean it
In the Elephant world females don't like males except for mating purposes. The female family herds stick together for life
NEVER feed any animal - no matter how cute they might look
NEVER run or turn your back on a animal, walk backwards slowly
It is very important to make sure your tent is tightly secured at night. Lions and hyenas do come sniffing around
Hyenas are bold and will have no hesitation in taking what they can latch their awesome jaws onto and have been known to carry small fridges away (this is not a joke)
Not a Good Idea to leave fruit in your car
Elephants & Oranges:
His love of this juicy fruit can lead him to overturn vehicles in his quest to reach that one lying on your dashboard
Best remedy - throw out the oranges & apples before you get to camp.