Essential Safari Etiquette for Your African Adventure: Do’s and Don’ts to Follow

Zebras in Masai Mara

Going on safari in Africa can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but it’s important to remember that you are a guest in a foreign country and culture. To ensure that you have a respectful and enjoyable safari experience, it’s essential to follow proper safari etiquette.

Here are some tips for safari etiquette in Africa:

  1. Respect the wildlife: It’s important to remember that you are in the animals’ natural habitat. Avoid approaching them too closely or making loud noises that could startle or upset them. Also, never attempt to feed or touch the animals.

  2. Follow your guide’s instructions: Your guide is there to ensure your safety and to help you get the best safari experience possible. Follow their instructions and stay within the designated areas.

  3. Be mindful of other guests: On safari, you may be sharing a vehicle with other guests. Be respectful of their space and avoid making excessive noise or disturbing their experience.

  4. Dress appropriately: In many parts of Africa, it is customary to dress modestly. When on safari, it is best to wear neutral colors that blend in with the natural surroundings. Also, remember to bring appropriate clothing for the weather and time of year.

  5. Ask before taking photos: Before taking photos of other guests or the local people, always ask for their permission. Additionally, be respectful of the wildlife and avoid using flash photography.

  6. Be mindful of the environment: Leave no trace. Avoid littering or leaving any trash behind. Additionally, avoid smoking or starting fires, as this can be a major hazard in dry areas.

By following these tips for safari etiquette in Africa, you can help ensure that you and other guests have an enjoyable and respectful safari experience. Remember, it’s important to respect the culture and wildlife of the country you are visiting.


3 June 2021 Tips n Tricks
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