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Guided Camping Safari Tour Tips and Advice

Travelers tips for safari camping tours in Southern Africa- Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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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:
many tales abound about the elephants fondness for oranges and fruit

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.

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