If you are travelling with a company, you should expect them to provide full preparation prior to your departure. If you are making your own arrangements, or feel that you would like additional assistance to that provided by the company with which you are travelling, you may wish to attend a course offered by companies running specific travel safety courses:
Objective Gap Safety: www.objectivegapyear.com
Tasha Craft went to Africa on a conservation project with African Conservation Experience. She is pictured here with cheetah and lion cubs.