You've just climbed the gentle rolling kopje (a large smooth rock outcropping) on the vast Serengeti plains of Tanzania for afternoon tea. Spread out on the vast sea of lush green grass below you is an enormous herd of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle, lazing about munching the short grasses. All is peaceful on the endless plains; even the resident predators take a break from their pursuit.
You are going on safari to enjoy game drives, bush walks, cultural experiences and to take in the natural beauty of the habitat. National Parks will have specific policies and regulations. It is of importance that you and your guide observe them. Respect wildlife, the environment and indigenous peoples by adhering to local rules.
These guidelines will give you a sense of safari life, but are not intended to replace the safety orientation you will receive upon arrival. Each safari, geographic location, camp or lodge, game drive or bush walk will have its own specific safety requirements. Although attacks by wild animals or accidents while on safari are rare, no one can guarantee that such incidents will not occur.