For the regular vacationer, safari in the wild Kenya can be mastered art. For the new holiday maker, however, some of the tips for safari in the Kenyan wild may yet be a new technique. A perfect holiday is a flawless one and learning to avoid these mistakes can be a great start towards mastering the art of the Kenyan wild safari.
- Do not be receptive to hospitality.
When touring the Kenya wild, expect invitations or even to get offered drink or food. The Kenyan cultures, especially those that you encounter in the safari are hospitable people and you can agree or turn down their invites politely.
- Never forget to carry your passports or identifications card.
Do not miss an exhilarating safari experience because of missing documents. Most of the safari providers or airport will demand to verify your documents and should sure not be the cause of your missing out. Pack all of your documents in advance and brace yourself for a tour to the Kenyan wild.
- Do not mistake art for crafts.
Curio shopping is different from buying art from artists especially during the safari. Art is incredibly personal and most artist sell according to the hard work estimated in the piece of art or the resources put in. Beating down the price too long can only succeed in portraying you as a joker as it makes the artist feel underappreciated.
- Do not forget to pack for changing weather.
The Kenyan wild is mostly sunny but during some seasons, there could be cold and wet conditions and therefore you should be prepared with the appropriate attire (warm clothing in case rains kick in or even during the cold nights.)
- Do not forget to carry some extra cash on you.
Along the safari, you may shop for souvenirs or even choose to get refreshments. The safari packages cater for the basic requirements of food, accommodation and guide fees but for the extras, some extra cash could come in handy. Most of the monetary transaction is done using Kenyan currency and it would be safer to convert the currency using reputable money exchange lenders.
- You should not litter.
You are advised to leave the national parks or game reserves as tidy as you found them. Your litter should remain in your vehicles so as not t ham animals or to create a distasteful environment for the next tourist.
- You should not shout at the animals.
Shouting or even loud noises can scare away animals.
- You should not feed animals.
Wild animals should remain just that, wildlife. Feeding them could bring lackluster feeding habits and make them reliant on human beings for food.
- if I not necessary, do not go with your cell phone.
The safari is intended to be your perfect getaway. Cell phones, however, are a distraction and should not be the reason you do not enjoy an adrenaline-charged safari.
- You should not collect direct souvenirs in the park.
The souvenirs may include; bones, hides, tusks or horns. Taking away the objects as an effect actively or passively on the game reserves’ ecosystem.