THE KENYA SAFARI CODE

“Kenya Responsible Travel Safari Guide”

While on a safari in Kenya

Keep to designated roads or tracks
Encourage your driver to stay on roads or designated tracks when visiting national
parks or reserves. Off-road driving can cause extensive damage to grass and woodland
habitats.
Minimise disturbance to animals
Wild animals become distressed when they are surrounded by several vehicles, or
vehicles come too close to them. Keep noise to a minimum and never try to attract an
animal’s attention.
Stay inside your vehicle at all times
Do not stand on the roof or hang out of the windows, and only leave your vehicle in
designated areas. Remember: Wild animals can be dangerous!
Keep to the speed limit
Most wildlife areas have a speed limit of 40kph – and animals always have the right of
way.
Support eco-friendly accommodation facilities
Try to stay in lodges and camps that look after their surrounding environment and
support local conservation initiatives.
Never feed wild animals
Feeding wild animals can upset their diet and lead to an unnatural dependence upon
people
Take care not to disturb the ecological balance
Please, do not purchase, collect or remove any animal products, rocks, plants, seeds or
birds’ nests from the wild, or alter the natural environment in any way.
Take all your litter with you
Litter and garbage is very dangerous to wild animals. Keep all litter with you, and be
extremely careful with cigarettes and matches, which can cause major bush fires.

Safari codes courtesy of Ecotourism Kenya

REMEMBER KENYA HAS BANNED THE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS IN THE COUNTRY. PLASTIC BOTTLES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK AND KARURA FOREST

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