Three Security Risks You Must Be Aware Of When Relocating To Africa 

Whether you are moving to Africa as a UN employee, under the consulate office, or company representation, thoughts of rich culture and nature can make everything exciting.  From Singapore to Africa, just follow these tips.

A few minutes flight from Nairobi will get you to the famous wildebeest migration site while a ride on the camel’s back takes you right at the entrance of the famous pyramids. Well, these fantasies can only be true is you are cognizant of the looming security threats in most countries. Here are five security risks that point at the need to install a comprehensive travel risk management strategy.

Terror threats 

Over the last two decades, some parts of Africa have become known for regular terror attacks. From Nairobi in Kenya to Maiduguri in Nigeria, it is not uncommon to get reports of regular attacks.

Whether you are traveling for a holiday in North or South of Sahara, it is important to follow a clearly drawn travel risk management plan to avoid becoming a victim of terror.  

Criminal risks 

In many parts of Africa, the risk of falling prey to crime is always very high. Criminal gangs are known to harass people in most cities suburbs. While governments work tirelessly to address the issue of crime, it is important to follow a travel management firm for updates on safe areas to visit.

Good travel firms will even provide security training on the best tactics for survival in such high crime areas.

Natural threats 

Natural threats in Africa are always hitting the headlines. From extensive starvation in various countries to floods; you must be cognizant of the risks levels. In other cases, people living close to natural parks and reserves are attacked by wild game such as lions and elephants. From your preferred area of residence to game tours, it is important to adopt the right security measures.

LyonRiskManagement has been in Africa for decades and understood all the risks that visitors face. By working with them during your travel, they will advise and even help assess the levels of risk to keep you safe. Depending on the area and season of visit, they could also carry security training to equip you with necessary survival skills when traveling to Africa.