Safari Know How
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Safari

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As a guest within the wilderness realm of Olare Motorogi Conservancy, there is a code of practice that should be followed both in your own interest and that of the wildlife you have come to observe. It’s very simple:

The Safari Code
Respect the privacy of the wildlife, this is their habitat.
Beware of the animals - they are wild and can be unpredictable.
Don't crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements.
Don't feed the animals - it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
Keep quiet - noise disturbs the wildlife.
Stay in your vehicle at all times, other than under the specific guidance of your driver/guide.
When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20m.
Leave no litter or discard burning objects.
Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya - never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission, respect the cultural traditions of Kenya and always dress with decorum.
An informed safari is an enhanced safari; your vehicle is equipped with guidebooks regarding the wildlife, birds and flora.
The best time for wildlife viewing is 6.30 am- 8.30 am and 4.30 pm-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 recognized safari ‘trick’ is not to look AT the bush but THROUGH it. Focus your eyes at mid-range distance and, when you have ‘got your eye in’ start to look under bushes and into the shadows. Watch out for those subtle changes in colour that may indicate the presence of wildlife. And never take anything at face value – an elephant can look uncannily like a bush, a giraffe becomes invisible in undergrowth, and lions are the same colour as the savannah.

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