Whether you’re travelling solo or in a group, ensuring your safety as you make your way towards your accommodation is of utmost importance. While you should never be paranoid, you can always take all the necessary steps to allow for the safest trip possible. Here are some travel tips for getting to your accommodation safe and sound.
Don’t Travel at Night – It’s usually much safer to travel by day, than by night. There are more people around during the day and criminals are likely to think twice before trying anything funny in front of a crowd of people. At night you’re more vulnerable and most surrounding shops/centres will be closed, so there’s nowhere to run should you encounter into any trouble.
Have a Plan, and a Back-Up Plan – While it’s fun to go with the flow, it’s much safer to have a solid plan on how you will get from A to B. You should also have a backup plan, should your first plan start to go haywire. For example, if you rent a car make a note of fuel stations close to where you are, or research if any safe cab companies are available should you decide to drink.
Keep Track of Your Valuables – When moving around a city for the first time, it’s all too easy to get caught up in all the new sights, sounds and smells. Ensure you keep an eye on all your valuables, so you don’t become a victim of pickpocketing as you make your way towards your accommodation.
Share Your Live Location – As you land at the airport, you can buy a local sim card and some data. Now, thanks to modern technology, you can share your live location with a family member or someone you trust. This way, if something sinister were to happen, you could easily be tracked, even if your phone is off and your sim card removed.
Call Your Accommodation – As you land at the airport or leave where you’re staying for another place, call your new accommodation to let them know what time to expect you. They can often give you good advice on the safest and most direct way to get to their premises.
Looking for a safe and secure lodge? Willow Lodge puts our guest’s safety first. We look forward to welcoming you here in Harare.
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