Holiday code of conduct!

KARIBUNI! Welcome to East Africa, the original home of the great African safari. Our destination is blessed with some of the world’s richest wilderness areas and rarest creatures. To preserve these wonders, we urge all visitors to read the following guidelines and help us protect our natural heritage – for our sake, and the sake of all future generations.

WHEN VISITING OUR COUNTRY:
Respect local cultures and traditional livelihoods

Stay at lodges and safari camps that take care of their environment and benefit local people

SAFARI:

Keep to designated roads or tracks when visiting national parks or reserves. Off-road driving can cause extensive damage to grass and woodland habitats

Minimise disturbance to animals by: keeping a good distance away from animals, not surrounding animals with several vehicles, keeping noise to a minimum and not attracting the animals attention

Stay inside your vehicle at all times, only leave it in designated areas. Remember: wild animals can be dangerous!

Keep the speed limit, usually 40 kph – and animals always have the right of way

Never feed any animal, this can upset their diet and lead to an unnatural dependence upon people

Take care not to disturb natures balance. Please do not purchase, collect or remove any animal products, rocks, plants, seeds or birds’ nests from the wild

Take all your l itter with you, it is dangerous to wild animals. Please be extremely careful with cigarettes and matches, which can cause major bush fires.

AT THE COAST:-

Protect the marine environment. Please do not touch or stand on the coral reefs.Take all your litter with you, never dispose of it on the beach or in the sea.Never buy or remove starfish, shells, or any products that derive from turtles, whales or other endangered species.

Avoid buying undersized crabs and lobsters and restaurants/hotels that serve them, as they are contributing to the rapid demise of these species.

Support designated market areas, where traders are making an effort to keep their business off the beaches

Please do not give money or gifts to children, which encourages them to stay away from school.

Please dress in a respectful way when visiting towns and villages – and never bathe topless on the beach.

We kindly request all our guests to observe the provisions of the above Code of Conduct as part of your contribution towards preserving our rich heritage for future generations.

IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE ASK!!!!