You're better safe than sorry when you're on a self game drive and behind the wheel of your own car.
It might also sound like an obvious tip, but check the terms and conditions of your vehicle insurance covers you for any eventually when on a game drive.
Many people have clauses in their policies that explicitly state that their vehicle is only insured for work purposes or personal use.
A recent elephant attack at the Kruger National Park left a motorist’s vehicle wrecked. Recently, a lion climbed on a vehicle’s roof and casually knocked off the side mirror with its paw.
According to Ricardo Coetzee, Head of Auto & General Insurance: “While vehicle accidents in game reserves are extremely rare, we’ve had a few insurance claims for damage to vehicles caused by animal encounters.”