Experience Nature Like Never Before
Staying Safe at Wildlife Lodges in Limpopo
Wildlife lodges in Limpopo provide exclusive holiday spots for anyone that wants to be surrounded by the African bush and a wide range of animal species.
Exclusivity and tranquillity get new meaning when you visit one of the wildlife destinations in Limpopo. Take for example, our private game lodge. When you visit our wildlife lodge, you experience a peaceful and calm setting, as we only cater to a maximum of twenty guests at a time. This is the ideal place to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of big city life.
The natural surrounds are just what you need to rejuvenate mind and body. However, it is important to understand that you are in the wild. Although our lions are separated from the rest of the bushveld creatures, the bushveld can still be dangerous.
Responsible Game Viewing
Incidents at wildlife lodges in Limpopo are extremely rare. However, responsible game viewing and enjoyment of the natural surrounds are important. If you plan a trip to Limpopo for the ultimate wildlife experience, you should always remember to put safety first.
Below are a few safety tips to help you stay safe while enjoying the tranquillity, luxury, and game viewing opportunities at wildlife lodges in Limpopo:
You should never leave the safety of the game drive vehicle, unless the guide instructs you to do so. Wild animals see the vehicle as one massive creature. They may approach it, but do not attack because it is a unit. However, they may become excited if they see a person walk around. Do not lean out of the vehicle or stand up, as this can arouse suspicion among the animals. The chances of the vehicle coming under attack are low, and your safety is thus guaranteed as long as you stay in the vehicle.
Do Not Be Loud
Do not make loud noises and fast movements around wild animals. You may startle them. Do not get too close to the animals. It does not mean a creature is harmless if it is not a predator. In most instances, the startled animal runs off, and you thus spoil the game viewing experience for fellow guests. It also ruins your opportunity to take a good picture. Do not engage the flash on the camera. It can be quite scary to wild animals.
Listen to Your Guide
The game rangers at Limpopo wildlife lodges are well-trained and experienced. They know the bushveld like the back of their hands. Thus, if there is anybody who can help you stay safe and have a memorable time, then it is your guide.
Protection for the African Bush Environment
No, you do not need to dress up like some sort of soldier for game viewing experiences. Wear bug repellent, sunscreen, and a hat. Bugs can ruin your trip with itchy bites and sores. If you have ever felt the burning African sun on your face, you know you need to protect it. Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are sufficient protection.
Do Not Swim In Unknown Waters
Who knows what lurks beneath the surface of a watering hole? If it is located in the African bush, even if at one of the wildlife lodges, do not swim in it. Crocodiles, snakes, parasites, and more can be found at these watering holes.
Eat Your Food
Candy, biltong, dried fruit, or any other food items can attract animals, but not in a good way. Having a monkey or baboon knock on your window can be entertaining, but also dangerous. Sure, they look cute, but they can trash a lodge room in no time. If you do store food, do not leave open packets lying around. Most of the private wildlife lodges in the Limpopo provide for places where you can safely store snacks without putting guests in danger.
By following the above safety guidelines, you can have an incident-free vacation at one of the best wildlife lodges in the lovely Limpopo Province.