My alternate version of the human race has progressed just to the brink of the ability to explore and possibly colonize other earth like exo-planets. the story follows an expedition crew has decided to explore a planet that appears to have a abundance of lower intelligence, predator and prey organisms. Upon touchdown on the surface crew 2 crew members are subdued and killed by a large predatory animal. After much deliberation the crew decides that augmenting a select few crew members genetics and physical structure could allow them to scout and research in such a hostile environment, and increase their ability to escape if needed.
This is where help would be appreciated. What augmentations would help the researchers survive in this African savanna like environment?
I've considers everything from ocular implants, to full reconstruction of the pelvis and legs to try to maximize speed. Think Avatar like genetic and physical modification still some what Humanoid but still alien or animal looking. I'm going for a tribal aesthetic so any input is more than welcome.