Next, we are going to take a closer look at what not to do on safari under any circumstances. At Masikio Safaris we say everything for your good!
• Do not get frustrated when you do not see animals: Have you ever considered the size of the different parks and nature reserves in Africa? A guide may know the places where there is a higher concentration of wildlife, but all the animals are free to move wherever they want. Each specimen you see is a gift, since on safari it is impossible to take anything for granted.
• Let go of the camera from time to time: Let’s see, if we go on a photographic safari, the normal thing is that you want to take home many snapshots and each one more spectacular than the last. However, the obsession with taking photos can make you not fully enjoy the fact of seeing live animals in their natural habitat. Sometimes the most beautiful memories are the ones that aren’t printed on paper.
• Wear only summer clothes: The African continent is governed by the same rules as the others. That means there are some times of the year when it is cold or rainy. The heat of the savannah can be stifling but everything will depend on the dates you have chosen for your safari. Check the weather before packing and come prepared!
• Believing that the animals of Africa are like pets: A lion, a cheetah or even a gazelle are untamed beasts that will respond by attacking if they feel threatened. Do not approach recklessly just to get better views and always follow the safety instructions provided by your guide.
Do you already know what not to do on a safari? It all comes down to the fact that you’re not at home and you can’t control what’s going on around you.