While safaris in Africa are dependent largely on wildlife experiences, respect for wildlife has become a forgotten thing among most people today. These creatures thrive within forests, savannas and wetlands among other sites. Whereas these creatures aren’t in position to respect us, we are therefore tasked to give them that total respect. Cases of wildlife poaching or illegal hunting have become rampant thus causing reduction in number of these creatures in the wild. Usually, while on Uganda wildlife safari all visitors are required to observe the set rules and regulations. Some of the measures or tips that you need to put into consideration while on wildlife safari in Uganda include.
Don’t bother wildlife
While this may seem a usual thing to understand on the other hand humans find it challenging to get. Respect for wildlife is very essential to everyone on the planet. Usually it can be very exciting to come across your dream species in the wild but is also significant they get that total respect that they deserve. If for instance you spot lion minding its business, never get in its way. Allow it do what it is doing especially while you are on a game drive and while on chimpanzee trek or gorilla trekking, don’t touch chimpanzee or mountain gorillas. In most cases, visitors on gorilla or chimpanzee tracking safari are expected to maintain a distance of about 8 meters away from these creatures at all times. This is one way to ensure respect for wildlife in the wild and remarkably, it doesn’t only safeguard them but also protects you from any danger the fact that humans are like intruders in their natural habitats.
No feeding wildlife
Don’t get excited finding your dream creatures and then you start throwing food to them. Normally, visitors are not supposed to leave food behind while on safari. While you are on holiday, you will find it posted at the national parks that don’t feed wildlife. Feeding them means you are making them become dependent on it rather than the natural food something that may render them roam in search for food in the adjacent local communities. For those of you who have plans to do camping, ensure that keep your food well.
Always be informed
For any plans to explore Uganda’s or Rwanda’s wilderness areas, first you need to be informed of the latest developments about that particular area. Prior embarking on a trail to search for these wild creatures, make sure that you check in at the visitor center and inquire more about the set rules and regulations which in most cases are briefed to visitors before embarking on any safari activities.
Keep within the set distance
In most cases, if you are on primate safari in Uganda, you are expected to keep a distance of about 7 meters away from the primates. Don’t surround wildlife while on a game drive and many others.
No flash light camera
When taking photos of wildlife species make sure that the flashlight is turned off in case your camera has a flashlight. This is one way to avoid these creatures from charging against you especially while you are on gorilla or chimpanzee tracking safari.
- Do not pick up wildlife
- Leave the habitat the way you found it
- Bear in mind, wildlife depend on us
- Educate your children on how to observe wildlife in the natural habitat
- Observe all the set rules and regulations
- Minimize the campfire effects
In summary, while on African safari all wildlife deserve equal treatment, care and total respect just like humans.