Taking a Kenyan safari holiday will give you the chance to observe some of Africa’s most majestic and powerful creatures in their natural habitat.
It is a wonderful way to experience the country’s rich culture, however, it is wise to remember that the behaviour of wild animals can be unpredictable. It is therefore worth taking some simple precautions in order to enjoy your safari to the fullest extent, while avoiding a travel accident.
How can I prevent suffering a Kenyan safari holiday accident?
- Listen to your safari guide: Your guide will know how best to approach the animals while on safari. Don’t put yourself at risk of suffering a personal injury abroad by ignoring their advice. Additionally, take some common sense precautions such as staying inside your vehicle, and keeping noise to a minimum.
- Drive slowly and carefully: During the wet season in Kenya the grass can become quite high. This can limit your vision, and will not give you much warning about approaching animals. Driving at a slow and careful pace will reduce your risk of suffering an unwanted car crash while on safari.
- Respect the wildlife: If the animal you are approaching looks hostile, ensure that you do not block its escape route. If you are on a walking safari and encounter an aggressive animal, do not run away. This will encourage the animal to give chase, and will leave you liable to a trip or a fall, or a more serious travel injury. Instead, back away slowly and quietly.
- Watch your feet: Be careful where you step, as snakes and other dangerous insects can be difficult to spot. Taking care of your footsteps will also help you avoid a nasty slip or fall over hidden tree roots and uneven ground.
Kenyan safari holiday accidents
If you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault, whether in Kenya or elsewhere, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury compensation. Our telephone lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and our specialist advisers can be spoken to in complete confidence, with no obligation to proceed with a claim. We also work on a strict 100 per cent no-win no-fee basis, so you won’t be left out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful.
If you have suffered from a person injury while on holiday, or elsewhere, get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500, to see if you could be entitled to compensation.