4. Don’t Visit Garissa County or Al Shabaab Zones
Kenya use to be considered a relatively safe safari destination, but things have gotten ugly there recently. The northern region near the Somali border and particularly Garissa county have seen some alarming activity from al Shabaab terrorists, an al-Qaida affiliate. This includes a shocking shooting rampage at a university campus in Garissa that killed 147, multiple beheadings at a quarry and a massacre on a bus where targets were primarily Christians. Atrocities aren’t necessarily directed at safari tourists, but nobody wants to get caught in the crossfire. Just do your research before booking a trip to the hot zones.