What not to do on a safari. By Udare Safari
What not to do on a safari. By Udare Safari

What not to do on a safari

Beware expectations. A safari is not going to the zoo

  • You can not always see all the animals you would like, or the best moments we all remember from great television documentaries.
  • The parks are huge, animals are unpredictable and during certain hours of the day are hidden from the sun.
  • Drivers and guides want the traveler is happy and so will try to locate as many animals as possible

Never get off the vehicle without asking your guide if it is safe to do so, it is strictly prohibited

  • Although there is a very tempting picture, a picture perfect, we never will risk our lives. Although it seems difficult to understand, this is still cause accidents.
  • If you need to stop to pee, warns the driver, he will know where to stop the vehicle safely to what is colloquially known as «check tire pressure».

Remember that our night vision is worse than animals

  • Do not expect to see animals at night, our night vision is not adapted for it. They will detect us long before we perceive.
  • If you sleep in a tented camp or not fenced property, always ask to staff of the accommodation, which accompany you on the way between bedrooms and the dining area.

Do not feed the animals

  • Although animals come to the camp or to vehicles, it is forbidden to give them food, because it could change the eating habits of animals.

A safari in silence

  • If you share a safari with other travelers, remember that a safari is an experience that is live with all the senses. It is very nice to hear the sound of air through the thicket, the bellowing of animals and birds singing, so it is important to maintain a silence.

Travel with children

  • A safari with children under 10 years can be difficult for them, because the days are long and safari can be exhausting for children.
  • We recommend private safaris because they can be flexible regarding the duration of the journey

Do not throw trash

  • We are not aware that a plastic abandon in Savannah, remain there indefinitely and when we return to our homes, we will have helped to pollute a park, which is not capable of supporting an abandoned plastic for each of the millions of visitors receiving.

Do not ride outside the roads of the parks

  • Vehicles must circulate within the roads. One of the greatest threats of parks and their life is the soil erosion due to vehicle traffic off the roads. In this sense, it is the responsibility of both drivers and travelers to be respectful with this standard.