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Africa is not Just About Crime, People Eating Lions and Ebola

How I try to Keep Safe While Travelling in Africa

Friends, family and colleagues often ask about the safety of travelling around Africa. Of course there are crime reports and statistics and some African countries do come across as dangerous places. Not to mention the recent news about a lion attacking and killing an American tourist.
Besides a few minor incidents like being harassed by beggars, and being the victim of petty theft once or twice, I have felt pretty safe in my travels around Africa. When it comes to wildlife, I have only ever been bitten by insects, which is annoying – but certainly not life threatening if you’ve had your shots. Continue reading Africa is not Just About Crime, People Eating Lions and Ebola