While the KAZA TFCA countries are generally very safe for travellers, it is always advisable to apply common sense.
• Avoid deserted and ill-lit areas.
• Plan driving and walking routes in advance.
• Explore in groups.
• Carry a map but consult it out of sight.
• Keep photographic equipment close to you at all times.
• Keep car doors locked, car windows closed, and valuables out of sight in the car.
• Store valuables in your hotel safe deposit box.
• Keep the door of your hotel room locked at all times.
• Limit the amount of money you carry on your person.
• Obtain information or directions from marked information counters, tourism offices or your hotel concierge.
• Ask your hotel to order a taxi on your behalf from a reliable service.
• Place locks on luggage and bags.
• Lock luggage inside the boot (trunk) of your car when travelling.
• Keep your mobile phone from view. Don’t walk and talk.
• Ever let a credit card out of your sight. Report stolen or lost cards immediately.
• Leave luggage unattended, unless it is locked in your room.
• Accept offers of assistance at ATMs or give anyone your pin number. Be alert.
• Since some parts of the KAZA TFCA countries are subject to Malaria risk, taking preventative medication is essential.
• While tap water is safe to drink in some areas, it is advisable to drink bottled water if unsure.
• Never swim in stagnant water, as it may be contaminated.
• Be sun safe. Sun-block lotion, sunglasses and a hat are essential — especially in summer. If possible, stay out of the sun between the hours of 11:00 and 15:00.