Check out these road signs from Africa. This is the fourth in our series of international animal road signs. They may have animals that you’ve never seen before, so it’s best to admire them at a distance (and alive) rather than dead and flattened by your wheels. You can also check out our Latin American animal road signs, UK animal road signs and North American animal road signs overviews.
|Self-explanatory really. Baboons are inquisitive and might jump on your car
|You’ll be safe from lions if you stay in your car.
|Cattle roam freely in some places in Africa.
|This is a different cattle sign.
|Dung beetles roll balls of dung sometimes many metres, and sometimes across roads.
|Elephants are well-camouflaged at night. Hitting one will undoubtedly cause huge damage to your vehicle, and it could cause the elephant (if wounded) to attack the vehicle.
|Giraffes are large and it’s best to avoid hitting them.
|If you see a sign warning of hyenas, get out of the car at your own risk.
|Hippos are extremely dangerous, and very large.
|You will see horses and riders in some places. This sign might be shown near an equestrian centre.
|Gazelles, kudus, antelope and other nimble ungulates are common in some areas.
|Leopards are well-camouflaged in long grass.
|Oryx have large horns and are the size of cattle.
|Some ostrich farms offer riding experiences.
|This sign warns of wild ostriches.
|Rhinos are built like a tank and they may charge vehicles. Stay clear of them.
|Sheep are common in some areas and may be in flocks, or wandering free.
|Tortoises cannot move out of the way quickly.
|Vultures can be sitting feasting on road kill. They will cause a large dent if you hit one.
|Warthogs are solidly built pig-sized animals.
|Wild dogs can sometimes be found in packs near roads.
|Wild horses pose the same dangers as antelopes.
|Zebras are horse-sized animals and you might see them moving in herds across the road. They are well-camouflaged against long grass.