Africa's Deadliest Creatures

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You've always dreamed of cruising across the African savanna and searching for animals, armed only with binoculars and a camera. Most safari companies, of course, will make this dream come true by safely motoring you around in a pop-top van or Land Rover. But there's a reason rangers carry rifles—there are some deadly beasts out there. And while a shotgun and bullet are the last line of defense against the bush's big beasts, they aren't always readily available—or even helpful. So what do you do when you encounter Africa's most dangerous creatures?

Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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