Travelling through a safari park is a great holiday experience, but one that also poses numerous potential dangers. As accidents on holiday go, a safari is one of the last places you want to have one.
Why is it important to keep your windows up when travelling through a safari park?
- Keep the animals out
We’ve all seen videos online of zebras, monkeys etc. sticking their head in through an open car window to say hello. Whilst these make great viral content, they can easily lead to traumatic experiences and accidents on holiday.
Of course, the whole point of a safari is to get up close and personal with the animals. However, there is such a thing as too close.
Animals in a safari park are not pets. Their behaviour is unpredictable. They don’t have to be a predator to pose a danger. Lions and other carnivores perhaps understandably hold the biggest fear factor, but other animals can cause serious injuries.
- Keep your supplies in
If you’re travelling through a safari park with children in the back, keeping the windows up is even more important. There is a major temptation for kids to throw food out the window to try and feed the animals.
However tempting this is, it’s a major no-no for safari holidays. Food may bring animals closer to the car, but it will also alert them that there’s more to be found inside the car.
Excitement will soon turn to panic and distress if a wild animal sticks its head in the car in search of food.
There’s also the risk of thievery. Monkeys are more than likely to have a go at your wiper blades and wing mirrors. Leaving your windows open whilst travelling through a safari park could see you lose all manner of possessions.
What can I do if I am injured when travelling through a safari park?
No matter the nature of your accident or injury on holiday, if it wasn’t your fault, you may be due holiday injury compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our teams have over 16 years’ experience in processing personal injury claims, including those arising from accidents on holiday.
All our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis and settle the majority of cases out of court. Call our expert advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice