Protecting yourself from Insect Bites of both Mosquitoes and Tsetse Flies
The Australian Product RID – The Best Insect Repellent for your Safari in Uganda
The Best Insect Repellent for your Safari in Uganda: Our Clients, especially those from Australia have told us how well the insect repellent RID works on a Safari, Many believe that the Ultimate Safari Companion: RID, the Best Insect Repellent for Your African Adventure!
The Best Insect Repellent for your Safari in Uganda
Making yourself less of a Target for Insects
Let’s explore ways to make yourself a less appealing target for insects. In addition to the previously mentioned measures of clothing choices and reducing sugar intake, there is an additional precaution you can take: avoiding the use of perfume, cologne, or aftershave on your safari.
When on a safari, it’s important to be mindful of your clothing choices to minimize attracting insects. Avoid wearing blue-black colors, particularly during walking and hiking safaris in savannah parks, as they tend to attract tsetse flies.
Opt for jeans or clothing in neutral colors instead. Additionally, during evening outdoor activities, it’s best to avoid bright clothing that attracts mosquitoes. Long trousers and long-sleeved shirts or tops in neutral colors serve as a first line of defense against bugs.
Reduced Sugar Intake:
Insects are naturally drawn to sweet substances, so reducing your consumption of sugary drinks and sweets can make you a less desirable target. Be mindful of indulging in soft drinks, fruit juices with added sugar, sugary coffee and teas, and various types of candies. It’s worth noting that some local beers may also contain added sugar due to the preference for sweet flavors among the local population.
Avoid Perfume, Cologne, or Aftershave:
Insects can be attracted to strong scents, including perfumes, colognes, and aftershaves. To minimize the risk of attracting insects, it’s advisable to forgo these fragrances while on your safari. By eliminating the use of such scented products, you reduce the chances of insects being drawn to you.
By implementing these preventive measures—carefully choosing your clothing, reducing sugar intake, and avoiding the use of perfume, cologne, or aftershave—you can further decrease your attractiveness to insects during your safari experience.
Using RID Insect Repellent – The Best Insect Repellent for your Safari
- How much RID Insect Repellent do I need to bring on Safari? Up to 4-day Safari: 1 x bottle per person; Up to 8-day Safari: 2 x bottles per person; Up to 12-day Safari: 3 x bottles per person.
- Applying RID Insect Repellent: Apply insects to both your skin and Clothing. Spray the repellent into your hands and then use it on your skin for your face. Please do not get it into your eyes, and follow the instructions on the bottle. Apply it all over your trousers, shirt, hat, and shoes for Your Clothing. Please do not use it on undergarments.
- When should I re-apply Rid Insect Repellent? Constantly re-apply insect repellent after physical activities, sweating, swimming, or toweling yourself down.
- Apply Insect Repellent Outdoors: It is best not to spray in enclosed areas.
- Please do not apply open wounds or scratches: It is safer not to use insect repellent.
“Everything in Africa Bites, but the Safari Bug is worst” – Brian Jackman.
“In Africa, Every Creature Bites, but the Safari Bug Bites the Hardest” – Brian Jackman.
Encountering insects can be quite bothersome during your safari adventure. That’s why we strongly encourage you to take the necessary preventive measures, which we have discussed in detail.
While RID Insect Repellent is effective against most insects, there is one bite it cannot prevent—the bite of the Safari Bug.
The Safari Bug’s bite is what lures travelers back to Africa time and time again. Even the renowned author of “Out of Africa,” Karen Blixen, exclaimed in her later years, “If there was one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.”
The Safari Bug left an indelible mark on Ernest Hemingway. He confessed, “All I yearned for was to return to Africa. We hadn’t even left yet, but during the nights, I would lie awake, longing for it.”
May the Safari Bug bite you with its enchantment, but may you remain untouched by the bothersome insects that inhabit the wild.
Read more about Protecting yourself from Insects on Safari.
Where to buy RID – the Best Insect Repellent for your Safari
Readily available in Stores in New Zealand and Australia: