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Safe Drinking Water on Safari

Everything You Need to Know to keep you hydrated on safari

In this post, we will address the concerns and questions regarding the safety of drinking water in Africa, particularly while on safari. We will provide you with valuable information and tips to stay hydrated and healthy throughout your safari experience.

1. Is the Tap Water Safe to Drink in Africa? The safety of tap water varies across different regions in Africa. While some areas have reliable water treatment systems, others may not meet international drinking water standards.

In general, it is recommended to avoid drinking tap water in Africa, especially in remote safari destinations. The quality of tap water can be compromised due to inadequate infrastructure or potential contamination along the distribution process. To ensure your safety, it’s advisable to rely on alternative sources of drinking water during your safari.

2. What Are the Safest Options for Drinking Water on Safari?

  • Bottled Water: The most convenient and reliable option is to purchase bottled water from trusted suppliers. Make sure the seal is intact before consuming.
  • Filtered Water: Consider investing in a portable water filter or purification system. These devices can effectively remove harmful bacteria and impurities, making water safe for consumption. Boiled Water: If you have access to a reliable heat source, boiling tap water for at least one minute can kill most pathogens and make it safe to drink. Allow it to cool before consuming.

Can I Use Tap Water for Brushing Teeth and Washing? While drinking tap water is not recommended, using it for brushing teeth or washing is generally safe. However, to minimize any potential risks, it’s advisable to use bottled or purified water for these activities, especially in remote areas where tap water quality may be uncertain. How Can I Stay Hydrated on Safari? Staying hydrated is crucial during your safari adventure, particularly in Africa’s warm and arid environments. Here are some tips to ensure you maintain proper hydration:

  • Carry Sufficient Water: Always carry an adequate supply of bottled water or a refillable water bottle filled with purified water.
  • Drink Regularly: Make a conscious effort to drink water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Take regular sips to prevent dehydration.

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Is it safe to drink water from natural sources, such as rivers or lakes, while on safari?

It is generally not recommended to drink water from natural sources in Africa, as they may contain harmful bacteria or parasites. Stick to purified or bottled water to ensure your safety.

Can I rely on water provided at safari lodges or camps?

Most reputable safari lodges and camps have their water sources tested and provide safe drinking water. However, it’s always best to double-check with the staff or use bottled water to be on the safe side.

Should I be concerned about the safety of water during guided safaris?

Guided safaris often take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their guests. However, it’s still advisable to follow the recommended practices of using bottled or purified water.

Are there any specific waterborne diseases I should be aware of in Africa?

Waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid, or hepatitis A can be a concern in certain areas of Africa. It’s essential to take preventive measures by consuming safe drinking water and practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands with soap or using hand sanitizers before eating.

Are water purification tablets or drops effective in making tap water safe to drink?

Water purification tablets or drops can be effective in neutralizing harmful pathogens in water. Follow the instructions provided with the product carefully to ensure proper usage and effectiveness.

What should I do if I accidentally consume unsafe water?

If you accidentally consume potentially contaminated water, monitor your health closely for any symptoms of waterborne diseases. Seek medical attention if you experience persistent diarrhea, stomach cramps, or other concerning symptoms.

Can I trust local water vendors or street-side water sellers?

It’s generally recommended to exercise caution when purchasing water from street vendors or local sellers, as the quality and safety standards may not be guaranteed. Stick to reputable suppliers or rely on bottled water to ensure your safety.

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I was asked this question a few days ago, and I must say the answer has eluded me. I have discussed it with my colleagues, and everyone seems to have their own good reasoning. Every living thing needs water and we all drink it, but why is watching animals do it so intriguing? After much thought, I have come up with some of my own reasoning to this question.

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After a hot summer’s day and several failed attempts at hunting, the Mashaba female takes some time to rehydrate at a pan filled by the recent rains.

Firstly – and most people who I have spoken to agree on this one – is the fact that the animals are in an anomalous position; one which we are not accustomed to seeing them in. The sighting is by default filed in the “Unusual” category in our subconscious. A good example of this is the Giraffe. Due to the size of their neck, they have to bend their legs to drink, which looks very strange compared to the tall elegant animal we usually observe. Another example would be leopards and in fact most cats, who get on their haunches and lap up the water with their tongues. Regardless of the animal, if they’re drinking we all tend to sit there mesmerized whilst our camera shutters snap away.

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A giraffe flicks back up after drinking; not only is it a vulnerable position to be in but also subjects their brains to an overload in pressure which is why they flick their necks up to ensure flow of blood back to the heart.

Secondly I believe it is because of the animals own vulnerability whilst performing this simple act. There is something about vulnerability that humans find appealing. Research has shown that there is an intriguing mismatch in the way we take a more negative view of our own vulnerability than we do of other people’s. We live in a vulnerable world and one of the ways we all try and deal with this is to numb that feeling. We love observing the raw truth and openness in other people but what if we like to see this in other species as well? Vulnerability is something humans can be afraid to let anyone see in them but are enthralled by vulnerability in others. So, for that moment where that animal is in the vulnerable position of bending down to take a drink, is that what we are captivated by? Without realising it, we are seeing that everything can be potentially vulnerable, even the mighty 6 ton elephant and 200 kilogram lion.

“Vulnerability is courage in you and inadequacy in me.” – Brené Brown

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When you are so thirsty for a drink but haven’t mastered the use of the trunk – improvise. An elephant calf dives headfirst into a waterhole to quench its thirst.

Lastly, the suspense we feel. Suspense keeps everybody on their toes. So, in tying in with vulnerability comes the moment of suspense that some action is about to happen, whilst that animal – no matter if it’s predator or prey – gets into the awkward position to drink. We sit and wait in anticipation. Will they perhaps fall in? Is there a crocodile lurking in the shadowy waters below? Is there a leopard hiding in the nearby thicket? Is that elephant going to spray some of that water on all of us on the vehicle?

I am sure everyone can think of many other reasons why, and I would love to hear them, but next time you have the pleasure of viewing any animal take the time out of its day to rehydrate at a water hole,  it’s worth taking a moment to think about  why the sighting has so much appeal…

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Dean de la Rey

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Dean was a guide at Londolozi from 2018 to 2022. He grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember ...

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I admit, my favorite sightings at Londolozi involved either drinking or eating. 🙂 The giraffe drinking wasn’t how I thought it would be at all! The elephant we saw drinking was fun, and we could hear the water when he poured it down his throat. And the lions all eating as a family was the coolest memory I’ve brought home. (I know it isn’t drinking water but it was still vulnerable and suspenseful)

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Love this blog Dean. Is it because water is so nessesary for all creatures that we are fascinated by it. I always feel that we are drawn to a body of water, if it is a river, a big dam or a small puddle in the veld. Is that maybe when we want to observe the animals using this essential source to life. My favourite animals observing at water are elephants. They enjoy it with so much abundance.

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I agree with your three listed reasons, Dean, and I think that seeing an animal drinking is seeing that animal clearly, out in the open. Simply being able to enjoy watching an animal without a bush or tree or tall grass in the way is a real pleasure.

My first reaction when seeing any wild animal drinking water is quiet relief that their basic need is being met. No arid patch or drought. I pity the leggy giraffe who must awkwardly fold up half-way like a broken card table which might topple. Line up a row of lions with their Cubs all drinking represents, to me at least, a hope for the future. But oh those elephants! They splash, squirt, guzzle and roll in anything half wet. They celebrate any kind of water and that attitude makes me smile. The image presented of the young Ellie’s face half submerged was endearing and demonstrates how these young ones….just go for it! So, this is my take on animals drinking water. Dean, this was a different and uncommon topic that made the reader think about their reaction to the simplest, but vital, need in the bush. Excuse me while I find a spot of water and stick my head in…..lol!

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It really is a magical feeling watching animals at a waterhole: pure unadulterated magic.

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I also think that a part of the fascination is the fact that we all must drink water to survive. The primary difference for us being that we are not as susceptible to being attacked as those in the bush!!! Drinking for them, even a lion, is always a risk.

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Most of my friends agree that my image of a leopard drinking is their absolute favorite.

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Safari Tips: Fighting Heat and Dehydration

Safaris are an amazing way to immerse yourself into the wild african nature.

They get you up close with animals and environments that you would otherwise only be able to observe on television and, in some locations, they do all of this under some of the most brutal heat you’ll ever experience in your life. 

Staying hydrated during your safari is extremely important, so here are a few tips to help you battle the heat and make sure you drink enough water!

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#1 Cover your head and neck

While a simple baseball cap will protect your head and eyes from the sun, it will do nothing for you neck.

Try instead a wide-brimmed hat that will provide some shade to your neck, like a boonie or a fedora. If you can, go for textiles instead of leather, so that your hat is lighter and more breathable.

Another alternative is to wear a light cotton scarf, like a shemagh , to protect your neck from the sun. It can also come in useful to cover your mouth in dusty areas.

#2 Avoid excess alcohol and caffeine

Alcohol and caffeine are both diuretics, meaning they’ll cause you to have to pee more often.

Avoid large quantities of drinks containing them, such as wine and coffee, right before your game drives to avoid losing excess liquids.

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#3 Bring a reusable water bottle

A reusable water bottle is a must when on safari!

Yes, the vehicle should normally be equipped with a water tank but, for convenience sake, it’s easier if you bring your own. 

A large insulated bottle is ideal, as it will not overheat.

A normal steel or aluminium bottle will do the trick (I used a Sigg bottle on both my trips to South Africa), but don’t leave it in the sun or your water will be hot enough to shower with. Also avoid plastic bottles, they will degrade and leach chemicals into the water faster at high temperatures. It’s also unnecessary extra garbage.

#4 Don’t forget to drink often!

Drink small quantities of water at regular intervals, about every 10 to 15 minutes, instead of one large amount.

This way you’ll be sure to rehydrate regularly. If you have children, make sure they are also drinking enough and often. 

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#5 Don’t underestimate the sun

The Sun in certain parts of Africa can be deceiving, especially dry regions such as northern South Africa and Namibia.

Because of the lack of humidity you might not feel the heat as much, which can lull you into a false sense of security. 

This type of heat is generally the most dangerous exactly for this reason. You might think everything is fine, while in the mean time you’re getting roasted, dehydrated and are at risk of heatstroke.

#6 Watch out for early symptoms

Be mindful of the first symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke: 

Headache: A mild headache is often the first sign that you’re dehydrated. Never ignore it, notify your guide and drink plenty of water. 

Confusion and disorientation: Confusion and disorientation are signs of severe dehydration or early heat stroke, so if you’re experiencing these symptoms be sure to get help.

Nausea: As with the previous, nausea is a severe symptom. It should never be taken lightly and needs to be dealt with immediately. 

If you’re showing symptoms of severe dehydration or heat stroke, you should ideally get yourself out of the sun and drink small quantities of water mixed with sugar and salt. This will help you gain back the minerals you lost.

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#7 Bring oral rehydration packets!

In case of severe dehydration, you might want to use an oral rehydration packet. This powder needs to be dissolved in water, and will help you regain lost minerals and fluids. 

Remember that it is a type of medication and should only be used in cases where normal water is not doing the trick, for example if your headache is not passing.

Always be sure to follow the indications on the package and never exceed the recommended dosage!

Safaris are amazing opportunities to get close up and personal with incredible nature and wildlife, and in those moments it’s easy to get sidetracked and distracted.

𝘿𝙞𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙚𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙡𝙚 ?𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 !

𝘿𝙞𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙚𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙡𝙚 ?

𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 !

Always stay safe, remember to stay hydrated, take good care of your own health and your trip will be one the most memorable in your life!

I’ll see you on the trail and until next time this is Luca, signing off.

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How safe is it to drink the water from a tap on a safari trip? I will be visiting the Kruger Park in South Africa and because of the heat I'm probably going to be drinking a lot to prevent dehydration. Bottled water can be expensive so should I risk using the taps? Answer The short answer is no, it's not worth the risk drinking water from the taps on safari. Here's why... Even correctly chlorinated water which is safe to drink, such as you will get from the taps in many of the large urban areas in South Africa and other African countries ( Tanzania is an exception, all their water should be considered contaminated ) may cause diarrhea in travelers. The locals can drink it without ill effects but a traveler hasn't had the time to build up immunity to the local strains of bacteria that may be present in small quantities in the water supply. And considering that most safaris take place in rural areas in Africa where the water is often not properly treated, it's better to be safe than sorry and only use the tap water to brush your teeth. The last thing you want is to get sick on your once in a lifetime trip. Remember when you buy bottled water that you need to check that the seal hasn't been broken. Most of the safari lodges in Africa have a ready supply of bottled mineral water that you can make use of and the Kruger National Park has shops in each camp where you can purchase recognised brands. Anyway, look on the bright side, it's a good excuse to drink more beer and wine. Bruce

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Patrick has been an Africa travel specialist, based in Australia, for over 10 years and prior to that was a safari operator in Mana Pools in Zimbabwe.

As the saying goes, "It's better to be safe, than sorry." At SafariBookings, we know this only too well. That's why we want to equip you with some of our tried and true Safari Travel Tips. They will help you plan a safari without any mishaps.

1. Travel Insurance

As soon as you confirm your travel plans, take out travel insurance. Select a policy that covers cancellation, medical illness, emergency evacuation and associated hospital treatments. Be sure to take your travel insurance emergency phone numbers and your policy number/details with you.

2. Personal Safety

Your personal safety and security is mostly a matter of common sense. So take the same precautions while travelling in Africa on safari that you would in any major city at home:

  • Do not carry large sums of cash (see below for more information on Cash, Credit Cards & ATM’s).
  • Carry your cash  (plus passport and other travel documents) in a money pouch hidden under your shirt.  Keep it out of sight or stowed in your camera bag or knapsack (which should remain in sight at all times).
  • Keep a close watch on your personal bags when walking in crowded areas (airports, markets, restaurants and on the street).
  • Do not walk alone at night.
  • Leave your passport, airline tickets and cash in a safe place (the hotel/lodge safe) when venturing out.
  • Keep tempting valuables (including phones, cameras, wallet pouches, handbags) out of sight. Lock them up in the room safe or hand them in to management.
  • If possible, leave your jewelry at home.

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3. Cash, Credit Cards & ATM’s

Carry a combination of cash (preferably US$ for most countries…and Rand for South Africa) and at least one credit card.

Travelers cheques (checks) are not widely accepted in African countries (i.e. Tanzania ) anymore. The United States Dollar remains the most widely accepted, followed by the Euro and Sterling.

A very important Travel Tip relates to money.  Take at least US$150 to $250 per person/per week in cash from home. Visas secured on arrival must be paid in cash and in the exact amount.

Some countries do not accept US$ bills dated before the year 2000, due to suspicions of counterfeiting.

Be wary of streetside money-changers!  If you do use one, be sure to count each note separately to satisfy yourself that the whole amount is there before handing across any of your own cash. Once counted, be sure not to let the pile out of your sight. It is an old trick to switch bundles and for you to later discover that the new bundle is mostly newspaper. If the money traders are legitimate, they will not be offended!

Credit & Debit Cards

Most establishments accept international credit cards. Use them as a method of payment wherever possible. It makes sense to carry more than one brand of credit card as not all types are accepted by all outlets/hotels. On the downside, credit card companies do not offer the best exchange rates going around and will often add a foreign transaction fee for good measure!

Credit cards in Africa carry attract a surcharge - up to 5% in some cases, and possibly more!  Be sure to ask about any surcharges before you hand over your credit card.

Important Travel Tip: Most banks and credit card companies advocate that you advise them before you travel overseas. This is so that their credit card monitoring systems do not suspend your card when they detect any unusual purchases. Such purchases will trigger the suspension of your card and leave you with embarrassing consequences.

Also, be cautious of providing your credit card details when travelling. And do not let your card out of your sight when paying your bill.

ATM Machines

In Africa, ATM machines supply only local currency and you may need an international PIN code. Be sure to check with your bank/credit card facility at home about how this should work. Not all ATMs in Africa will accept every credit card type. VISA has the best coverage in Africa. Use an ATM at a bank, so if your card is retained for any reason, you can go in and get it back. Don’t rely on ATMs as your main source of cash while on safari!

Man getting dollars from a wallet

4. Electric Current

Electricity in Africa is all 220-240V/50Hz AC, as is much of Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand and virtually all the Asian countries and India. Those of you from North America must bring an adapter for the proper plug configuration and a converter.

Plugs/Types:

C (European)  :  Two-prong round (unearthed) D (Old British plug)  :  Three-prong round (small) F (Schuko plug)  :  Two-prong round (with 2 x earth contacts) G (UK plug)  :  Three-prong rectangular M (South African plug)  :  Three-prong round (large)

Type M (standard in South Africa) , Type D (standard in Namibia ) plug sockets and Type G (the UK standard) plug sockets are the dominant plug types in Africa. However, some countries do offer Type C & F plug sockets (see Table below). A number of hotels have international wall sockets which will take an array of both two-prong and three-prong plugs. North America and Japan use Type A & B plugs, and Australia a Type I plug. All will require an adaptor plug!

Country  :  Plug Type

Botswana  :  D & G Rwanda  :  C Kenya  :  G South Africa  :  D & M Malawi  :  G Swaziland  :  M Mozambique  :  C, F, & M Tanzania  :  D & G Namibia  :  D & M Zambia  :  C, D, & G Uganda  :  G Zimbabwe  :  D & G

Not all safari camps and lodges have electrical outlets in the tents/rooms but they always have a place where you can recharge your camera/video and phone/iPod batteries.

Some camps run their generator at certain times of the day – so be sure to check with the manager when you arrive.

A number of mobile safari operators have inverters in their vehicles, so you can charge your camera/video batteries on the move.

Safari tent at night

5. Mobile (Cell) Phone & Internet Access

Generally speaking, communications in Africa are not what you are accustomed to at home but mobile (cell) phone coverage (and even Wi-Fi) is certainly more widespread throughout Africa – although not in some of the more remote safari destinations (thankfully).

A Travel Tip before you leave home: check with your service provider that your phone is registered for international roaming (and check that the phone you have is compatible with the networks in Africa. Most operate on GSM digital networks, running at a frequency of 900 MHz (and some 3G networks too). If your phone is a dual or tri-band GSM phone it will work just fine.

More and more we are seeing Wi-Fi being offered at safari camps/lodges – some as an extension of that countries communications grid, and some connected via satellite. Check with your Africa Travel Specialist before you leave home about which camps/lodges have WiFi. Better to use WiFi than your mobile phone. Avoid exorbitant international roaming charges!

Please note: Not all conventional communication options (phone, fax, internet and email) are available at the more remote safari camps (and mobile camps particularly). Communications are sometimes only available via HF radio.

Tourist enjoying the mountainous scenery

Drink bottled water. You are always safe drinking the bottled water that is readily available at all the camps and lodges. Carry a bottle of water with you at all times – including on transfers between camps. If you are at all apprehensive about the quality of water where you are staying, check with the staff. And if the water is not treated or bottled, then avoid ice in your drinks or cleaning your teeth with the tap water. Take water purification tablets for emergency use if you think bottled water will not be available.

The safari industry is making a concerted effort to reduce the use of plastic water bottles - try to work with them.

A number of safari operators are making sterilized water bottles (mostly stainless steel) available for you to fill with purified water at their camps and lodges. This is an initiative that you should adopt wherever possible as this will have a significant and positive environmental impact. By doing away with the factory-filled (sealed) plastic water bottles you will not only save fuel in transporting these bottles to remote regions (by their thousands) but also solve the problem of the enormous pollution to roadsides and towns that these plastic bottles foster.

Caution: Dehydration is a real danger on safari. Make sure to drink at regular intervals and have water at hand at all times.

In the winter months (June to October), the game reserves can be extremely dusty. Contact lens wearers should bring eye drops and eyeglasses, to avoid eye irritation. Clean camera and video lenses regularly and store in a camera bag, while on safari.

Safari vehicle on a dusty road

Should we tip, and if so - how much?? This is a common dilemma for most visitors to any foreign country! In Africa, tipping is not expected but is customary. The traditional gratuity to safari guides or camp staff is not included in the price of your tour and is completely discretionary.

Bear in mind that what may seem like an inconsequential amount to you may be significant to local African staff and will certainly be received with a display of gratitude that is genuinely humbling.

Most safari lodges will have a ‘tip box’ at reception for the staff – this covers all the ‘unseen’ services you have enjoyed during your stay, including the housekeeper and kitchen staff.

Guidelines: Tip moderately and in accordance with the level and quality of service provided – and only if you are satisfied with that service. Tips can be paid in US dollars or local currency. Use the following guide:

Driver/guide - US$10 and upwards per day. Private safari guide - US$25 and upwards per day; Camp staff - US$10 to $20 per day, as a pooled tip to be shared among the housekeepers, waiters, bartenders, etc.

If you spend a great deal of time with a single guide, consider increasing the above amounts in accordance with the enthusiasm and effort displayed (or your overall satisfaction level).

Sundowner drinks on safari

9. Charity on Safari

Many visitors to Africa feel a strong urge to help the less fortunate whom they encounter on a safari, or when visiting a local village or school. It is best to seek an appropriate opportunity while you are traveling, rather than carry along gifts from home.  Many safari camps and lodges are actively involved in working with their local communities to sustain schools, clinics and other projects. Ask about this when you are there and visit the school, clinic or project if you can.  A donation to something you have seen on the ground will bring you more satisfaction (and directly help the neediest). Contribute in a way that helps a person (or community) help themselves, and enhance their way of life.

Resist the temptation to offer ‘handouts’ to kids on the side of the road. This only encourages dependency on such generosity and teaches these children that begging brings reward. There is no dignity in begging and the harassment it fosters will not endear you to the next group of tourists either!

A rather fun idea is to gift a football (soccer ball). Africans love soccer yet not all the children have a ball with which to play. For more ideas, visit Pack For A Purpose website.

Local homestead in dry environment

10. General

Most African countries have stringent exchange control regulations and it is illegal to enter or leave the country with anything other than nominal amounts of local currency. To avoid problems, do not exchange too much money into local currency at any one time. There is normally no restriction on the amount of foreign currency that may be imported.

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Bug spray? DEET, no more than 50%.

Imodium just in case. Sleep aid - either prescription or over the counter (Benadryl is a good cheap one.) Small flashlight. Copies of any prescriptions you normally take. Xerox copy of the pages in your passport with your photo, information. DeCaf coffee if that's all you drink. And I could go on and on...

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Yes, definitely bring insect repellent. Although there are areas of the Mara (I live in one of them) where we get virtually no mosquitoes, it's not worth taking the risk, particularly if you react badly to bites.

Forgot to add: re insect repellent - if you don't want to cover yourself in Deet which is quite a strong chemical, you can use MosiGuard which is a completely natural repellent and works, in my personal experience, equally effectively.

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MasaiMiss seems to have covered everything.

Our experiences were much the same. Everywhere we went supplied bottled water in the tents and on the game drives. The tents all had industrial sized bug sprays called Doom and similar scary names. We took personal mozzy lotions and sprays with us and applied them to our skin and clothes every day.

The only other recommendation I would make is dont become complacent. We religiously used the sprays and avoided leaf salads, fruits that could not be peeled by ourselves and any water that didnt come in a sealed bottle. We didnt have any problems apart from one or two Horse Fly bites out on the Savanah.

That was for the first 13 days. When we got to Mombasa on the final 2 days we thought we were nearly home and lowered our defences. Big mistake as we were now in the most likely place to be bitten as we were at sea level (previously 1000s of feet above inland) and it was very moist and humid. We did indeed get gitten a lot. JackieFromManchester was also tempted to have a leaf salad and suffered on the way home with Shaka's revenge.

Sounds like you,ve caught Kenyaitis ! the only known cure is to keep going back :-) we do get the odd bite but mostly from them pesky sand flies, never had a problem on safari as already mentioned altitude is the determining factor

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Drinking-Water In Kenya – Why It’s Unsafe & What to Use Instead

Is Kenya's Water Safe for Tourists and Foreigners?

I have an American friend who had moved to Kenya a few years ago with his family. The biggest challenges they faced in their first months here was getting sick from the food and water. This led me to wonder, is the water in Kenya safe to drink for tourists and foreigners ? I did some research and drew from my personal experience to write the following post.

Only bottled water from popular brands is safe to drink for tourists and foreigners. This is because the quality of tap water in Kenya is inconsistent and should not be trusted for drinking unless it is boiled. In this article, I will share my experiences with water in Kenya and help you choose safe water sources that you can use when you visit this beautiful country.

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Why you should only use bottled water

While many parts of Kenya have tap water that is supplied by county water and sanitation companies, most of this water is may not have the purity levels required to consistently protect you from stomach infections. The quality of the water supply is usually inconsistent with the rainy season having the water with the most contamination.

Where should I buy water in Kenya

When buying water in Kenya, get it from a mid-sized or large supermarket. This will help you avoid counterfeit and substandard brands that do not take their water filtration process seriously. 

Not all bottled water is safe

In addition to this, you need to ensure that the brand of water you’re buying is a popular one. There are a number of reputable bottled water brands that you can choose from in here are the ones I would personally recommend:

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These brands have been in operation for a number of decades now and adhere strictly to the guidelines of the Kenya Bureau of standards for water purity levels. (As a side note I am not receiving any compensation from mentioning these brands. I personally use many of these brands and would recommend them to anyone)

How much does bottled water cost in Kenya

A 1-Liter bottle of water in Nairobi costs y about 60 shillings at the time of writing this article.  This translates to around $0.50 USD. A 10-Liter of water will cost you about 500 shillings which is roughly around $5. 

Is tap water in Kenya safe to drink?

Tap water in some locations is safe to drink but the quality of water in most places in Kenya is so inconsistent that my advice would be to avoid it completely. inconsistent.

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There are places where the water is pristine and clean on one day but murky and brown another day. This especially happens in the rainy season. I went to college in a town where, once it rained, the water would turn brown. This was because the water went through very little filtration before it was piped. 

Is tap water safe to shower?

I personally consider the water in taps safe enough to shower with. It’s usually filtered enough for it to be safe. However, if you feel that you need extra protection, you can use antibacterial soap when showering. However, I think this is overkill and not required.

How safe is Mombasa’s water

Mombasa gets most of its water from boreholes in the nearby Baricho Aquifer . This makes the water taste weird. The first time I had water in Mombasa, I couldn’t quench my thirst. It’s full of minerals and this makes the water taste bland. In addition to this, I am not very sure how good the water treatment is so you probably don’t want to be drinking it anyway.

If you are going to the coast of Kenya, plan to get a Supply of bottled water from the brands I mentioned above. You can get them from supermarkets in the coast you don’t have to carry it from Nairobi.

How safe is Nairobi’s Water

Nairobi has better tasting water than Mombasa. This is because the water is sourced from streams and rivers originating in the Aberdare Ranges. Just in case you are curious, Nairobi sources it’s water from Ndakaini Dam near the Aberdare Ranges. 

While the water in Nairobi may be better treated and that of other towns and localities in Kenya,  I’ll still say that it is unsafe for any foreigner to drink it straight from the tap. 

Is water in Kenyan Hotels Safe

Most upmarket hotels,  which is where you’re most likely to be staying if you are a tourist in Kenya,  have in-house water filtration systems that make the water safe enough to drink from the tap.  However, I would advise that you confirm from the hotel staff if the water is safe to drink before doing so. 

Is the water in Kenyan swimming pools safe?

More swimming pools in Kenya have water that has been chlorinated and this makes the water safe to swim in.  the water, ordinarily, comes from normal tap water and so this extra step of chlorination enhances the purity of the water and remove any contamination brought in by the swimmers. 

When choosing a swimming pool,  check to see if it is well maintained and make an enquiry on when they get their water just to be safe. 

Can I use the water in Kenya to brush my teeth? 

I’ve seen a number of reviews indicating that Kenyan water is not safe enough to even brush your teeth mean but I think this is taking it a bit too far.  as long as the water does not have any clear signs of contamination I would be ok with brushing my teeth with it. 

The best way of carrying drinking water in Kenya

Since you’re going to be carrying all of your drinking water with you,  you need to have a solid plan on how you intend to move the water around especially if you’re going to be going to a remote area in Kenya. 

If you’re going to spend most of your time in the Urban areas like Nairobi or Mombasa,  get a 5l pack of bottled water from the supermarket and pour it into your smaller portable water bottle for day-to-day use.  if you’re traveling with a tour company, they will have already organized for this but it helps to confirm before starting your journey.

If you’re going to a remote part of Kenya that does not have easy access to supermarkets it helps to carry a portable water filter bottle with you. These are able to filter water from suspect sources and ensure that you don’t drink any bacteria or contamination. I have never used one myself but I found the LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles on Amazon with particularly high reviews and I thought it would be helpful to share it. You can check it out and see for yourself.

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Having this filtration bottle may not be enough though if you’re going to be in a very Remote Part of Kenya and you will need to make arrangements with the organizer to find out what kind of water sources they have and make a plan on how you going to be hydrated when there.  in the worst case scenario where you do not have any water from sources that you can trust your best bet would be to boil it. This is the universal way of ensuring that your water is pure and safe and it’s what many Kenyans use when they don’t have access to bottled water or other filtration mechanisms. 

How to get safe and pure water as an Expatriate or long-term visitor in Kenya. 

If you’re planning to stay in Kenya for a longer period of time than just a few days,  using bottled water for all your drinking needs may not be very feasible. as I mentioned earlier a 10 Liter Bottle of water will cost roughly around $5 USD.  buying water like this for a long period of time can add up to a lot and there are better ways of achieving clean and safe water without it breaking your bank account. 

The best way of getting permanent clean and filtered water in your home in Kenya as an Expatriate or foreign visitor is by installing a sink filtration system that filters and purifies the water before it pours out from your tap.  the Kenyan company that is most popular for installing the systems is Davis and shirtliff and you can check out their website here. (They are not paying me to say this,  I just think they are a company that is worth recommending based on the level of professionalism they have handled me with when interacting with him).

A Final Word

As you prepare for your trip to Africa, I would like to recommend a few products that would help make your life easier. 

  • Shoes: I recommend that you check the Keen Hiking shoes . I have written an extensive article on the best shoes for an African safari and this shoe checks all the boxes for things you should look for when choosing a shoe for Africa. ( Check out the Keen Hiking Shoes on Amazon )
  • Camera: If you are not big on photography, I would not advise you to buy a brand new camera for your African Adventure. Good cameras can be expensive and buying a camera you will not use is not a good use of your limited budget. I advise that you rent a camera instead and Lens Rentals have a great Safari Camera Kit perfect for someone traveling to Africa. If you are thinking of getting into photography, then you can invest in a new camera but before you do, check out my pick for the best Safari Camera for a Beginner like Me
  • Information About Africa: I have created a YouTube channel that focuses on things about traveling to Africa that only Africans can tell you about. Check out the channel for insights about African culture and things you can do as a traveler to optimize your trip. You should also visit TripAdvisor forum posts ( Here is the Kenya Forum ) and ask questions about your particular situation. There are a lot of people who are happy to help you out. 
  • Choosing a Safari Company: I have written an extensive article on how to choose a safari Company . You can. Check it out before starting the process of searching for a safari company.
  • Consulting Session : If you have any questions you would like to ask me about Kenya, I would invite you to contact me for a 30-minute consultation session where I will share my knowledge about East Africa and share experiences that will help you make your trip easier. Reach out to me on email – [email protected]

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Drinking Water on Safari

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  • Start date Nov 14, 2020

NewForester

  • Nov 14, 2020

Why does no one seem to carry any water in the photos of safaris? I would have thought that there would have been a water-bottle or two on people's belts or a camelbak.  

Red Leg

Where most people hunt in Africa, stalks are short and plenty of water is on the vehicle. Wilderness areas are a different story, but on a long pursuit most of us put a water bottle in a pocket, and one of the PH’s team will have a back pack with quite a few.  

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Once I start a stalk or head to a blind, I grab a bottle and put it in a pocket of my vest or jacket just as Red Leg mentioned. I hate being thirsty! I’ve done that for as much as 2 days in the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas. Never want to do it again!  

meigsbucks

I’ve made it clear with my PH’s that water goes on every stalk. During my first safari, in addition to one of the staff carrying water, I wore a daypack with a hydration bladder and sucked down bottles of water constantly while on the truck.  

JimP

There is always water available, even if you don't see a bottle sitting there in the trophy shots. I know that when I take pictures of animals that I have shot I try and clean things up that might be in the picture. Trash, and other things like water bottles won't be seen even if they are just 10' away.  

wipartimer

I do it a little different, I guess. I usually try to drink water and pre hydrate in the truck. I will sometimes carry a new -unopened bottle on a stalk. But once opened I want it drank all the way. Maybe its all in my head, but to me a partial bottle of water sloshing around is too much noise risk.  

Newboomer

Prehydrate before leaving the truck, take a bottle with, and if there is any left after the kill, use it to clean blood off what areas might be in photos.  

WAB

I carry a bottle on my belt. The tracker always has bottles in his pack. I like to sip water as I go as opposed to slugging it at stops.  

I never leave the truck without water neither does my tracker without the back pack with spare water and some goodies...then again I mostly hunt large areas many un fenced....depending what you are tracking you may be away from the truck for a long time...... Hydrate the night before and also early morning before leaving camp. I also prefer to drink water as I go as opposed to drinking large quantities when we stop.  

to prevent a partially full water bottle from sloshing I squeeze the bottle until the air is expelled and then screw the top back on.  

bruce moulds

the first part of the body to dehydrate is the eyes. target shooters try to hydrate to urinate every 3/4 of an hour to assure best vision. maybe correct hydration would reduce the need for super optics in scopes. bruce.  

Yep. Pee to see.  

Newboomer said: Yep. Pee to see. Click to expand...

PeteG

  • Nov 15, 2020

I tend to consume quite a lot of water and try to do so throughout the day. once we start tracking, I tend to take small sips of water every 10mins or so. A 1.5 or 2lt camelback works well for this. the tracker will also have (depending on the number of us) 6-8 x 500ml bottles in a backpack. Drink lots of water in the evening and night helps keep you set for the next day. we have also usually taken off camelbak packs and others for pictures. It’s seldom seen and I would probably encourage someone to remove a camelbak or water bottles dangling from a belt for a posed picture.  

BeeMaa

Limiting alcohol intake the night before a hunt. Heavy drinkers the night before a hunt don't do well the following day. I'm not saying don't have a drink. What I am saying is to be reasonable and only have a couple. Especially if it is going to be hot and humid. You should give yourself every advantage possible. Staying in good health (and hydrated) is part of it. I (like others have mentioned) prefer the small sips method. We leave the truck and I have a bottle in my pocket. If we think it will be a long stalk, the camelbak comes along.  

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Oh, yes. Those canteens and ammo pouches. Good for many things.  

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What Is the Best Water Bottle to Take on Safari?

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When selecting a water bottle for your safari adventure, several key qualities should be considered to ensure it meets the demands of the rugged terrain and unpredictable conditions, such as durability, insulation, leakproof lids, capacity, ease of cleaning, and eco-friendliness.

Durability is a very important aspect of a water bottle during a Safari. Safari expeditions often involve traversing rough terrain and encountering wildlife. Therefore, your water bottle must be able to withstand bumps, drops, and even the curiosity of an elephant. Topia bottles are crafted from high-grade stainless steel, renowned for their durability and resistance to dents, scratches, and impacts.

Next is insulation, with scorching temperatures during the day, keeping your drinks refreshingly cold is essential for staying hydrated. Topia’s double-walled insulation technology ensures that your beverages remain icy cold for hours, even under the blazing African sun.

Dusty safari conditions and unexpected movements can result in spills, potentially ruining your belongings so a leakproof lid is very important. Topia bottles feature secure, leakproof lids that prevent accidental spills, keeping your belongings dry and your hydration secure throughout your journey. With regards to capacity, the duration of your safari adventure and your personal hydration needs will determine the ideal bottle size for you. Topia offers a range of bottle sizes to accommodate various preferences, ensuring you have an adequate supply of water to last throughout the day.

Hygiene is paramount, especially in remote safari locations. Topia bottles come with a wide mouth opening, allowing for effortless cleaning and refilling, ensuring proper hygiene is maintained throughout your journey as well as ease of cleaning. As environmentally conscious adventurers, minimizing our ecological footprint is imperative. Topia bottles are reusable and made from BPA-free materials, offering a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bottles and contributing to a healthier planet.

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Topia Water bottles embody all the essential qualities of the perfect safari companion, making them the ideal choice for your adventure. They are Built to last, easy cleaning, have Double-Walled Insulation, as well as Leakproof lids, they come in Multiple sizes, and are a sustainable choice.

Crafted from high-grade stainless steel, Topia bottles are built to withstand the rigors of safari expeditions, ensuring they’ll be your trusted companion for years to come. Our advanced insulation technology ensures that your drinks stay refreshingly cold throughout your safari adventure, providing you with the hydration you need to stay energized and focused. With our secure, leakproof lids, you can explore with confidence, knowing that your belongings will remain dry and your hydration secure, even in the most challenging conditions.

Whether you prefer a compact bottle for day trips or a larger bottle for extended adventures, Topia offers a range of sizes to suit your individual needs, ensuring you have an adequate supply of water wherever your journey takes you. The wide mouth opening of Topia bottles allows for effortless cleaning and refilling, ensuring proper hygiene is maintained throughout your safari adventure. By opting for a reusable Topia bottle, you’re actively reducing single-use plastic waste and making a positive impact on the environment, helping to preserve the beauty of the African wilderness for future generations.

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In addition to your Topia Water bottle, here are some additional tips for packing the perfect hydration solution for your safari adventure. Consider investing in a backpack-style hydration pack for hands-free convenience, particularly beneficial when traversing uneven terrain or capturing those breathtaking safari moments with your camera. These packs may not keep water cool, making your Topia bottle an excellent choice for maintaining refreshingly chilled water throughout your journey. It’s also wise to pack a spare water bottle as a precaution for emergencies or unexpected delays during your adventure. Additionally, carrying purification tablets can provide added peace of mind, even though most safari camps offer clean drinking water and hopefully one of our Topia Water taps which are all filtered. This extra precaution becomes invaluable, especially when venturing into remote areas where water sources might be questionable or scarce.

These tips ensure you stay hydrated and prepared for any unforeseen circumstances during your unforgettable safari experience. When embarking on your safari adventure, prioritize hydration by opting for a backpack-style hydration pack for hands-free convenience. Don’t forget to pack a spare water bottle for emergencies and consider carrying purification tablets for added peace of mind, especially in remote areas. These precautions ensure you’re well-equipped for your safari journey, allowing you to focus on enjoying the awe-inspiring sights and wildlife encounters.

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Enchanted Forest Water Safari

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June 13, 2018

Insider Tips

For first timers….

  • Start by riding the balloon ride (SKYRIDE) just inside the front gate. It gives you a great view of the layout of the park.
  • Save the rides or petting zoo until the end, otherwise you’ll never get your kids out of the water.
  • The kiddy area is adorable! You really can bring small children.
  • Guests should consider a locker for their valuables (especially cell phones/cameras). The water safes that are sold in the gift shops work really great for a lot of people who splash around in the Wave Pool/Lazy River etc., but if you really want to enjoy all the water slides, a locker rental is the safest bet for those expensive items.
  • Don’t miss the free circus show! My kids loved it!
  • Waterproof plastic holder for cash & other small valuables.
  • Don’t wear your sunglasses on the slides!
  • Even if it’s raining, stay in the park. It’s still a BLAST and 9 out of 10 times the rain passes.
  • There are lawn chairs by the top deck of the wave pool.

Skip The Lines…

  • Go in June. The lines aren’t as long, but it’s well worth the wait anytime of the season.
  • Consider renting a tube for the day, for a small fee. By doing this, you can bypass the line at the bottom of the ride to get a tube and head directly to the top. What’s even better, there’s a $1 refund for returning your tube!
  • Buy your tickets online or at a local establishment that sells them so you can save money & go through the faster admission line!

Looking For Savings?

  • Take advantage of the Siesta Savings, enter the park after 3pm (2pm on days the park closes at 5:30pm) and get the next day free. It’s a great way to enjoy the park for some extra time, especially when staying overnight!

Enchanted Eats

  • Don’t forget the candy shop – it’s epic!
  • Buy your soft ice cream cone early in the day, because everyone else waits until right before they leave!
  • When attending a catered event, go to the pavilions early to get your wristband to avoid long lines at serving time.

Do you sell sunscreen?

We do sell sunscreen in most of our gift shops and at two sunscreen stations. We also sell bathing suits, hats, sunglasses, and t-shirts to protect you and your family from the sun.

Helpful hint: wear sunscreen all day and reapply often (even if you’re not in the water).

Do you have an ATM machine?

Yes we do! ATMs are located in the front of the park at the Paul Bunyan Gift Shop, and also in the back of the park in the Woodcenter Gift Shop.

Can I purchase tickets online?

Yes, you may purchase tickets for a discounted price online! Click Here!

Do you accept personal checks?

No, we do not accept personal checks. We accept cash, traveler’s checks, Splash Cash and credit cards.

Which credit cards do you accept?

We accept Mastercard, Discover, and Visa. We do not accept American Express.

What kind of shops do you have at Enchanted Forest Water Safari?

Click here for a complete list of all of our shops.

When is the best time to purchase a Season Pass?

Early bird season passes are the best price of the year valid After Labor Day through Dec. 31

Pre-Season Passes are valid from Jan. 1 – June 30

Regular Price valid July 1 – Labor Day

You can purchase season passes online or over the phone with a credit card.

Are Season Passes transferable?

No, Season Passes are non-transferable. Your Season Pass card will have your photo on it for identification.

Park Policies

What are the height requirements on the rides.

For a complete list of height requirements click Here .

What happens if it rains?

Hours subject to change without notice.

Please call to confirm operating hours due to inclement weather. 315-369-6145

All of our rides and attractions remain open in the rain, and our water is heated!

If there is lightning, the rides will temporarily close for safety, just until the lightning passes, and then the rides will reopen.

Sorry, no refunds or rain checks.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not permitted in any of the water areas, but are permitted in the rest of the park provided they are on a leash and never left unattended. Please pick up after your pets.

Helpful hint: Leave your pet at home and never leave him or her in the car, or call Feathers and Boughs at (315) 369-2323 to arrange a special day of fun for your furry family member at a caring facility.

Can I exit the park during the day and get back in?

Yes, you would have your hand stamped when you exit and re-enter through admissions.

Do you offer personal paging?

Sorry we do not offer personal paging.

Can my child go in the pools if he/she wears a diaper?

Swim diapers are required of all children who normally wear a diaper.

Regular diapers are not permitted on any of our water rides or in any of our pools.

What should I wear?

Why your bathing suit, of course!

Be sure to have some shoes too, as you will need them to ride some of the amusement rides and for comfort when walking through different areas of the park.

What shouldn’t I wear?

Due to the nature of some of our attractions, jewelry, eyeglasses, and water shoes are not allowed on the water rides. For your safety, the safety of others and for the care of our slides, all bathing suits must be free of zippers, rivets, buttons, or other hard objects. Any jean shorts or other clothing with rivets or metal objects are not allowed on any of the water rides. Remember, this is a family park, please no thongs or inappropriate swimwear.

What is not permitted in the park?

Enchanted Forest Water Safari is committed to the safety of our guests. Weapons, running, profanity, unruly behaviors, skateboards, Heelies, and soliciation are not permitted in the park.

Radios/ Stereos are also prohibited. Glass containers are not permitted anywhere in the park.

For a complete list of height requirements click here

Do you have rides especially for kids?

Yes, kids rule at Enchanted Forest Water Safari!

There are several pint-sized attractions for the little ones.

Do you have baby changing stations in your restrooms?

Diaper changing facilities are located in all of our restroom facilities.

Can kids ride with their parents on the rides?

There are certain rides that kids can ride with parents and certain rides where parents can ride with kids! Kids may ride with their parents on Safari River Expedition, Log Jammer, Amazon, Sky Ride, Tilt-A-Whirl, Ferris Wheel, Scrambler, Rock-O-Planes, Round-Up, or swim in the Tidal Wave Pool. Adults may ride with kids on the slides at the Sawmill, on the Helicopters, and the Flivver Cars.

Parents may not ride with kids on the kid slides at Pygmy Pond and Tadpole Hole.

Inside The Park

What kind of entertainment do you have.

We have two circus shows daily at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm (11am and 2pm when we’re open 10am-4pm).

Click Here to see who is performing this season!

Rocky & the Ramblin’ Rascals also perform continuously throughout the day in Klondike Kate’s. During inclement weather, some shows may be canceled for the safety and comfort of the performers and guests.

Can I bring a group to Enchanted Forest Water Safari?

Yes! Call (315) 369-6145 or Click Here for more Information

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Bai Flavored Water, Safari Variety Pack, Antioxidant Infused Drinks, 3 Each of Brasilia Blueberry, Costa Rica Clementine, Malawi Mango, Zambia Bing Cherry,18 Fl Oz Bottles (Pack of 12)(Package may vary)

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  • WONDERWATER: From exotic flavors to natural caffeine from tea extract, we’ve packed in so many benefits that it’s an exciting mystery how it all fits in a bottle. Bai, It’s WonderWater
  • EXOTIC FRUIT FLAVORS: Safari Variety 12-pack includes 3 flavors from Rainforest Variety Pack, Brasilia Blueberry, Costa Rica Clementine and Malawi Mango, plus Zambia Bing Cherry
  • NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS OR SWEETENERS: With no artificial flavors or sweeteners, Bai Antioxidant Infusions delivers a refreshing, delicious flavor for those seeking better alternatives to beverages with high sugar and calories
  • ANTIOXIDANT VITAMIN C OR VITAMIN E: To help defend the body against potentially cell-damaging, unstable molecules known as free radicals
  • CAFFEINE: infused with 55mg of plant-based caffeine from tea extract, about as much as a cup of tea

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You just can’t top our original Bai drinks. Each exotic flavor is antioxidant-infused, with 1 gram of sugar, and no artificial sweeteners. They’re pretty much a party in your mouth. At Bai, we’ve reimagined and expanded water’s superpowers beyond basic hydration. Bai® beverages are antioxidant, plant-powered infusions that deliver more than you ever expected from regular H2O. We wondered what water could truly become, and then we made it. Bai, It’s WonderWater. Bai Antioxidant Infusions are flavored water beverages that deliver delicious fruity refreshment with 10 calories and 1 gram of sugar per bottle. With no artificial flavors or sweeteners, Bai Safari Variety Pack is exotic-flavored, infused with tea extract for plant-based caffeine, gluten free, and low glycemic impact. Bai Antioxidant Infusions deliver refreshing, bold fruit flavor for those seeking better alternatives to beverages with high sugar and calories. Everyone at Bai is committed to bringing this world to life. It’s a future too marvelous to exist only in our imaginations. We want everyone to be able to experience it. Bai’s approach to innovation guides us in our quest. We are eager to find new ways to translate modern wellness trends into tasty drinks everyone can enjoy. Because that’s the only way to make this world of better beverages a reality. And with every sip you take, we all are one step closer to our envisioned future.

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  • UPC ‏ : ‎ 813694025866
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Bai Brands, LLC
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  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
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Safaris And Diseases – Will You Get Sick? The chance of contracting a disease while traveling on safari in Africa is actually very slight and with proper precautions, most diseases can be easily avoided. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that for southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe) there are no required inoculations (unless traveling from a yellow fever zone) and health concerns are basically the same as those for travel to Eastern Europe or the Caribbean. For East Africa, health concerns and inoculations are similar to those for travel to South America or East Asia. In addition, Southern Africa has some of the finest medical facilities anywhere in the world and they are easily accessible, should the need arise.

Interestingly, the two most common health problems travelers experience while on safari are common colds caught on airplanes and overexposure to the sun. Although there may be little you can do to avoid contracting a cold, exposure to the sun can be minimized. A good sun hat and high SPF sun block are absolute essentials while on safari. Other safari necessities include lip balm with sunscreen and a good pair of sunglasses with a sturdy case. Be sure to drink large amounts of water every day to avoid dehydration and consider taking sodium tablets to replenish your body’s salts. In countries where drinking water isn't properly regulated, it is advisable to stick to bottled or boiled water and avoid tap water, water fountains and ice cubes. Ask your travel company about the safety of drinking water in the areas you'll be visiting.

Malaria Although malaria is certainly present in Africa, if proper precautions are observed, the risks of contracting this disease are minimal. However, if you're traveling to an area where malaria is known to be prevalent, you should plan on taking the following precautions:

• Apply insect repellent to exposed skin - recommended repellents contain 20%-35% DEET, and there are a number of different brands on the market to choose from. • Wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants if you're outdoors at night. • Avoid swimming in stagnant water. • Use a mosquito net if your tent or room isn't screened or air-conditioned and spray insecticide or burn a mosquito coil before going to bed. • Take the malaria tablets recommended for the region you're traveling to, and keep taking them until the course is complete.

If you do experience flu-like symptoms either during, or within four to six weeks after your visit to a malaria area, visit a doctor immediately. More detailed information on malaria may be found on the Web site for the US CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

AIDS/HIV What is the risk of HIV/AIDS for safari travelers? Although this disease is prevalent in Africa, you will, in all likelihood, not come across any evidence of it at all. Because AIDS is primarily a lifestyle disease, there are only certain ways of contracting it. If you are planning any sort of intimate contact, always use condoms to reduce the risk of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, you should avoid handling strange animals, especially monkeys, dogs and cats for any reason. In the unlikely event that you are involved in an accident, the blood in Africa is very well screened and several different air evacuation services are available, such as the Flying Doctor Service, Medjet Assist, and the Medivac systems.  Your travel insurance company can provide further details.

Other Precautions Besides malaria, there are other insect-borne diseases in Africa such as dengue, yellow fever and sleeping sickness (transmitted by tsetse fly bite). However, these are less common and using the same precautions as you would against mosquito bites -specifically, long-sleeved clothes and trousers, repellents and mosquito nets - will help prevent them.

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) lists the following vaccines, which may be recommended for travel to Southern Africa. Discuss your travel plans and personal health with a health-care provider to determine which vaccines you will need. You should see your doctor at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for them to take effect:

• Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG) • Hepatitis B if you might be exposed to blood (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, stay longer than 6 months, or be exposed through medical treatment • Rabies, if you come into direct contact with wild or domestic animals • Typhoid, particularly if you are visiting developing countries • Booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria, measles and a one-time dose of polio vaccine for adults, as needed • A yellow fever vaccination certificate may be required for entry into certain African countries, particularly if you are coming from a country in tropical South America or elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eyes on Africa , an African safari company, boasts an extremely knowledgeable team of staff members, who are passionate about every aspect of travel to Africa, including its wildlife and safari destinations. When you're ready to plan your African safari, a holiday in Africa, or if you just have questions, please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-457-9575 or visit our web site at http://www.eyesonafrica.net/contactus.htm and complete an information request form.

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Wildlife Safari

$92 & up*.

Price is per person

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  • Ages 3 & up
  • $92 & up per person
  • Savanna habitat

Ages 3 and older. Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. Maximum 3 children ages 15 and younger per adult. 

A separate admission ticket or membership is required for Safari Park entry; parking is not included.

Wildlife Safaris are an all-weather event, however during periods of inclement weather please call 619-718-3000 to check the status of your tour. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park reserves the right to cancel or reroute a tour due to inclement weather, animal health, and/or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later tour. 



For the safety of our animals and the comfort of our guests, outside food and beverages, selfie sticks, and tripods (except tripods used as monopods) are not permitted. Drinking water in closed-lid containers is recommended.

If anyone in your party requires the use of a wheelchair during the tour, after booking, please call 619-718-3000 so we can notate your order prior to your visit. ​​​​​​​ Change/Cancellation:   Reservations may be changed up to 3 days before the program. Changes made 3 days or less prior to the program are not permitted. Cancellations received more than 3 days before the scheduled program are subject to a $25 Cancellation Fee. Cancellations made 3 days or less prior to the program, payment is non-refundable.



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Deluxe Wildlife Safari

  • Ages 6 & up
  • $117 & up per person
  • Offered daily
  • Savanna habitats

Ages 6 and older. Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. Maximum 3 children ages 15 and younger per adult. 

A separate admission ticket or membership is required for Safari Park entry; parking is not included. 

If anyone in your party requires the use of a wheelchair during the tour, after booking, please call 619-718-3000 so we can notate your order prior to your visit. Change/Cancellations: Reservations may be changed up to 3 days before the program. Changes made 3 days or less prior to the program are not permitted. Cancellations received more than 3 days before the scheduled program are subject to a $25 Cancellation Fee. Cancellations made 3 days or less prior to the program, payment is non-refundable.

Spend even more time with your favorite wildlife! On this 90-minute safari, you’ll venture into habitats representing Africa and/or Asia for up-close views of giraffes, rhinos, and many other species. Enjoy amazing photo opportunities while learning about how caring for wildlife here helps us to conserve wildlife around the world.

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Wildlife Safari Deluxe Twilight

  • $142 & up per person
  • Select weekends and holidays

This 90-minute adventure takes you into the Safari Park’s expansive savanna habitat during the twilight hours.  Your expert guide will share stories and insights while you experience this exclusive opportunity to be the only ones in the savanna at twilight. The tour also includes a stop to visit some of our nocturnal wildlife that can only be seen at dusk.

Each tour visits one habitat representing areas of Africa. Tour routes vary; you may have the opportunity to view species of giraffe, rhinos, antelope, gazelle, cattle, birds, and more.

The tour also includes a stop to visit one of our nocturnal species.

Feeding and/or touching of wildlife is not offered or permitted.

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  • Age 3 & up

Venture into one of our expansive savanna habitats to get an up-close view of a variety of birds and mammals—including some of our newest babies! You'll travel in the back of a covered, open-air safari truck, with an expert guide.

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Mimosa Wildlife Safari

  • Ages 21 & up
  • $140 & up per person
  • Offered select dates

Ages 21 and older. Guests will be required to show ID or proof of age at check-in to be served alcohol. A separate admission ticket or membership is required for Safari Park entry; parking is not included.

Wildlife Safaris are an all-weather event, however during periods of inclement weather please call 619-718-3000 to check the status of your tour. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park reserves the right to cancel or reroute a tour due to inclement weather, animal health, and/or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later tour.

For the safety of our wildlife and the comfort of our guests, outside food and beverages, selfie sticks, and tripods (except tripods used as monopods) are not permitted. Guests may bring drinking water; closed-lid containers are recommended.

If anyone in your party requires the use of a wheelchair during the tour, after booking, please call 619-718-3000 so we can notate your order prior to your visit. For the health and safety of wildlife, service animals are not permitted on Wildlife Safaris.

Restrooms are available during the stop at Amani Point. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. Change/Cancellations: Reservations may be changed up to 3 days before the program. Changes made 3 days or less prior to the program are not permitted. Cancellations received more than 3 days before the scheduled program are subject to a $25 Cancellation Fee. Cancellations made 3 days or less prior to the program, payment is non-refundable.

Enjoy sipping mimosas among the wildlife of the African savanna! Begin with a meet & greet mingle and your first mimosa in a souvenir aluminum glass. Next, board a covered, open-air safari truck and venture into an expansive habitat for up-close views of giraffe, antelope, and more. Then it’s off to a breathtaking viewpoint for more yummy mimosas and pastries while taking in the sights and sounds of African wildlife. A scrumptious way to start your day!

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