‘In a dusty yard in Magagasi, a small village in eastern Swaziland, a man in surgical gloves draws Gugu Dlamini’s blood for the 3rd time this year. The ritual is familiar. Every time a malaria case is reported in the country, surveillance officers sweep in and test everyone living within 500 metres of the sick person.’
Wearing army camouflage clothing
A fashion faux pas the world over, and illegal attire for civilians in many African countries. Avoiding bright colours and opting for neutral tones will have the same effect as camouflage gear, and help you avoid an unwanted run-in with the local authorities.
Presuming animals are tame and timid Do not exit the vehicle, and whatever you do, “don’t assume that the blasé attitude of wild animals means that they won’t bite you” (Peter Hathaway Capstick, ‘Safari’).