10 March 2016 Written by 

What you need to know about going on an African Safari as a disabled or with a disabled person

One cannot control the need for wanderlust when it sprouts in their life. It does not discriminate, and whether you know someone who is disabled or are disabled yourself, you may be thinking of taking some time out to head on a safari, but are scared that it might be too much of a hustle.

Not to worry, here are a few tips that you can use to guide you before you embark on your journey.


This is the number one key factor that anyone should consider. You want to do your research in order to find out which reservations cater to your specific needs and which do not. Make a list and see which one you favor the most. From the right type of transport to staff who can help you when you need them, you want to find all this out ahead of time so that you can make the necessary arrangements.

Be sure to make a note of the different packages and their timings so that you are mentally ready for the early morning or safari routes and the like.

Inform Others

You will find that there are many safari operators that cater to different disabilities and/or special cases. Make sure that when you are scheduling your bookings, from the airline to the room you will be staying in, state clearly the things you will need to make your stay much more comfortable.

Another way you can ensure that you do not run into any snafus is by, requesting an in-country assistant that will be by your side whenever you need them. Ensure that you have back up medication and equipment, just in case.

Choosing the Lodge

Every lodge has different services that may be suitable for different needs. From flying lodgers from one site to the next to ensuring that the bed height will not be straining on their customers. So do not be afraid to ask all the questions you need to put your mind to rest.

In essence it is all about your comfort when you are on safari. So ensure that you also talk to your medical practitioner to help you come up with a list of instructions that will ensure you are well taken care of.


Safaris are for everyone and the only thing that can inhibit your need for adventure is you. There are numerous lodges, facilities and individuals who can help you set up a safari experience that is just for you.

Lashaun Ominde

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