I have been reading in another forum about a guide that was mauled to death by a buffalo. I know this was a freakishly unusual accident. However, how risky is it to stop and get out of the car to take a picture (landscape, plants, trees, family). I think there are rules in Etosha, but what about other areas. When we are traveling from Windhoek to Swak, then up to grootberg and Kipwe. AGain as we travel out of etosha back to Frans indongo and then to windhoek.
How realistic is the danger from animals (predators, rhino, elephants) if there are none present when we stop? Likely to be stalked? Worry about "fog appearing on the camera lens" from a nearby predator that snuck up on us? (to rephrase one of my favorite posters recently...)
Is it basically use common sense? Or in some areas do not get out of car, no matter what.
What about emergency pit stops in the park (bathroom breaks). Is it like other areas of africa and just find a good tree and squat, or for safety reason, no way?