Personal safety

Africa is a friendly continent. However, as with any city/town, please be VERY careful when shopping, do not wander around at night in towns (use taxis), and do not leave valuables in hotel rooms etc. Place your valuables in a safe when available. Most importantly do not wear any jewellery when walking around the towns or cities and wear a plain inexpensive watch. Engagement ring or any precious stones should be left at home.