Ensure Light-Footprint, Safe & Game-Respectful Safaris
From experience we have established the following code of behaviour, for your safety and to minimise our impact on the wildlife you have come to see.
- Observe the animals silently and with a minimum of disturbance to their natural activities. Loud voices on game drives or walks can frighten the animals away.
- Never attempt to attract an animal’s attention. Don’t imitate animal sounds, clap your hands, pound the vehicle or throw objects.
- Respect your guide’s judgement about proximity to lions, cheetahs, leopards and other game. Don’t insist that he take the vehicle closer so you can get a better photograph. A vehicle driven too close can hinder a hunting animal or cause it to abandon a hard-earned meal.
- Don’t throw out litter. It can choke or poison animals and birds and is unsightly.
- Never attempt to feed or approach any wild animal on foot. This is especially important near lodges or in campsites where animals may have become accustomed to human visitors.
- Off-road driving is forbidden in some areas. Don’t ask the guide to break the rules.
- Never walk on your own. Always have a guide with you.