Am I safe?
The short answer is yes, the safari countries are safe destinations for tourists.

However, for the same reasons that you wouldn’t turn down a visit to New York City because of 9/11 or avoid Colorado because of the Columbine shootings, you mustn’t fear the safari countries simply because they have suffered the same tragedies that we have, for the very same reasons: the hopelessness of poverty, the accelerant of anger and the availability of far too many guns.  The only difference between Africa and the US is that they recognize that the proliferation of guns equals violence.  Sadly, we haven't learned that yet.