We at The Safari Company would like to offer you some guidelines for your responsible safari experience with us:
- We suggest you learn about the local culture before and during your trip, this will encourage you to show respect to the people and their traditions.
- Please respect the local people and don’t “steal” a photo against the will of the person concerned. Let your guide help negotiate terms before you start shooting.
- Please do not give personal items away to the local people (if we support begging we promote begging).
- If you have brought gifts to give to the local people, please discuss with your guide, us or your host how to distribute it.
- If you would like to help in any other way, please discuss with us or your lodge hosts how to support a worthy charity.
- Please remember, the animals you see are wild.
- We believe that there should not be more than 5 vehicles around an animal at any one time, therefore please accept the decision of your guide to leave an animal if he feels it is becoming overcrowded.
- Please do not get too close to the animals, this may upset them.
- Please be as quiet as possible when viewing wildlife.
- Please do not get out of the vehicle unless given permission by your guide.
- Please minimize off road driving, this damages our environment.
- Please respect the country’s land, the wildlife and the environment.
- Please do not litter, even with biodegradable items, they still look nasty.
- Please do not collect or buy natural items for souvenirs such as shells, bones, fur or feathers, this is illegal, and they all contribute to our eco-system.Television and or Music - Most places and vehicles do not have either. The sounds of the ‘bush’ are so unique we advise against them.
- Please do not waste water as it’s a precious resource.