Forget Deet and Cipro. Try these more natural alternatives for going on safari.
I’ve been using them for years, and want to share my safari tips with you.
Maybe you’re not about to go on an African safari, but as you know,
Africa isn’t the only place in the world with mosquitoes
and the potential for Montezuma’s revenge.
So read on for my favorite safari tips for these and other issues you may encounter when going on safari.
My safari travel bag is never without the following:
1. Skin So Soft body lotion from Avon.
It’s a natural remedy for mosquitoes.
It’s so effective in deterring mosquitoes, Avon now has a bug spray called ‘skin so soft bug spray’.
Also a natural mosquito repellent.
When lit, it will add a little extra reading light in your tent, while at the same time deter mosquitoes.
Using Essential Oil is another way to deter bugs.
This one is a mixture of rosemary, citronella, tea tree, lavender, and myrtle oils.
Spray it (put a few drops mixed with water into a small spray bottle) on your exposed skin before sitting outside at dusk. (Make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients).
I also recommend purification for spraying the mosquito netting over your african safari bed, and on your socks.
If you aren’t going on safari anytime soon, use this oil to purify any hotel or other rooms that need ‘a little help’.
MORE SAFARI TIPS:
Staying Healthy while on African safari: Avoiding Montezuma’s Revenge
4. Probiotics (any good brand will do)
Taking probiotics is a natural way to prevent stomach problems.
Take it daily while on safari. I give it to anyone on my tours whose stomach is feeling sensitive.
If you take the probiotics soon after you first feel any symptoms, it seems to prevent a full on attack of Montezuma’s revenge. I
have many clients who swear by it.
Both are natural remedies for heat and germs.
I use the silver spray on the plane (take the small travel size so you don’t get stopped at the security check).
The spray adds moisture and protection to nasal passages, helping to avoid catching whatever it is that is flying out of the orifices of the coughing sneezing passengers who always seem to be sitting right next to me.
To cool down while on wildlife drives, simply spray a few spritz of Evian on your face and neck.
Warning: the safari guides will think you’re nuts, or menopausal. Or both.
Also worth mentioning
Did you notice anything in the photo that I did not tell you about? On the right, there is a roll-on of Crystal.
It’s a natural deodorant that really does work.
Now it’s your turn. If you have any favorite natural safari tips whether you used them for going on a safari or not,
I hope you will share them in the comments below.