WHEN VISITING ANY COUNTRY:
- Travel with your guide and always inform him if you would love to go anywhere alone
- Respect local cultures and traditional livelihoods
- Keep to designated roads or tracks when visiting national parks or reserves. Off-road driving can cause extensive damage to grass and woodland habitats.
- Minimize disturbance to animals by: – keeping a good distance away from animals – don’t surround the animals with several vehicles – keep noise to a minimum so as not to attracting the animal’s attention
- Stay inside your vehicle at all times, only leave it in designated areas. Remember, wild animals can be dangerous!
- Keep the speed limit, usually 25 mph or 40 kph
- The animals always have the right of way
- Never feed any animal, this can upset their diet and lead to an unnatural dependence upon people
- Take care not to disturb nature’s balance. Please do not purchase, collect or remove any animal products, rocks, plants, seeds or birds’ nests from the wild
- Take all your litter with you; it is dangerous to wild animals. Please be extremely careful with cigarettes and matches, which can cause major bush fires.
- Always travel with plenty of water, wear sensible shoes in case you have to walk, carry a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
- The best time for wildlife viewing is 6.30am- 9.30 am and 3.30pm-6.30pm; this is due to the fact that most of the animals retire to the shade to rest during the middle (hottest) part of the day.
- For best viewing, the trick is not to look AT the bush but THROUGH it. Focus your eyes at mid-range distance; look under bushes and into the shadows, and watch out for those subtle changes in colour and continuity that may indicate the presence of wildlife.
Observance of the above Code of Conduct is part of your contribution towards preserving this rich heritage for future generations