Expedition Safety | Sense Africa

Expedition Safety

Sense Africa ensures that all precautions are taken so that the expedition is safe and memorable. We understand that parents will be concerned about their children travelling in Africa and has therefore put into place measures to make parents feel comfortable and secure in the knowledge that their children are in safe hands.

Jenny Bowen is a qualified mountain leader and trained in wilderness first aid. She has an in depth knowledge about sub Saharan Africa and her vast experience is used so that everything is to the highest standard possible. Thorough risk assessments and meticulous planning before the expedition will ensure that students have a trouble free, safe yet exciting expedition.

Swaziland
Swaziland is a Kingdom made up of one tribe, there are therefore no tribal issues such as in Zimbabwe and Kenya. This makes Swaziland unique and the reason why there are often comments about how relaxed the place is, how safe it is and how welcoming it is.

Swazis will often approach visitors to shake their hands and have a conversation. As a tour operator and the UK representative for Swaziland we often recommend Swaziland as great place for family holidays and also for self drives.

There are things that must be avoided, as in all countries.

Walking around the main streets of Manzini at night is not recommended which is why we do not travel at night or stay in Manzini. It is also inadvisable to travel at night due to random cattle walking onto the road and causing road traffic collisions, which is why we do not do so unless it is an absolute emergency.

Buddy System
Please ensure the ‘buddy system’ or a similar system is used to ensure that everybody has at least one person looking out for them. This is essential.

Backup Vehicle
There will be a vehicle with us for the duration which the expedition leader will drive. This is a car or bakkie (small 4×4) which can be used for carrying food, building materials and storing luggage. It is also used as an emergency vehicle in the unlikely event that a student needs to be driven to a hospital. This will be driven in convoy during the transfers and will be on hand for any other transfers needed. A valuable back up for expedition safety.