This year 2020 has taught us a lot about the importance of health and safety when traveling and how to travel and stay safe.
For travelers the risks of getting sick are always high because we tend to expose ourselves to different environments that we are not used to.
Avoiding sickness while on a safari means eliminating everything that can get you sick.
Below are some of the tips you can use to avoid getting sick while traveling:
Washing your hands or sanitizing may sound so basic yet it’s recently been proved very essential not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic but also other risks. This is majorly because it will help reduce the spread of germs.
You will be shocked by the number of times you touch your face per hour, meaning that the germs you may have in your hands can be transferred to your eyes, mouth, ears and the nose.
Wear a mask
Before the COVID-19 pandemic wearing a mask was a rare sighting. But now it has to be part of your life because of the pandemic.
Besides, it is now mandatory to wear a mask at all time at most if not all travel destinations in the country.
Drink clean water
A lot of people tend to have trust in tap water presuming it is 100% safe. Well, you don’t want to learn the hard way. You need to ensure that your water is bottled or has been boiled.
Even if it is just ice you are ordering, always endeavor to be sure that it the water was boiled first.
Always stay hydrated.
When you are getting what to eat on a safari make sure it’s always fresh food that way, you will avoid food contamination that may cause you gastrointestinal problems.
Uganda is a fresh food basket it will be very easy for you to find it in any travel destination.
Nobody wants to fall ill while traveling but medical complications or serious body injuries could arise at any time.
Having insurance will make sure you get the necessary medical attention in case of an emergency.
Most of us Africans think that this is a west world “thing” but when you are faced with a problem while traveling, travel insurance will help you cover all the medical bills.