You will probably see an elephant or
lion for the first time in your life when you come for
Although this is a very exciting prospect,
you cannot afford to jump up and down,
and scream out loud in jubilation when you are in the national parks of Kenya,
as this will startle the animals and probably put you in danger.
Basic Park Rules And Regulations
Practice much-needed self-control and respect the Kenya wildlife
as much as you would like them to respect you.
Try and keep the following park rules and regulations in mind:
• Do not shout out loud on your Safari, no matter how exciting it is.
• Do not make sudden movements or jump when you sight an animal.
• Do not sit or stand on the roofs of vehicles, even if you see others doing it.
• Smoking is prohibited for obvious reasons.
• Have your park entrance tickets close-by for random inspection units.
• Do not drive off the designated park routes into the park,
and tell your driver to desist from doing so.
• Stay within the stipulated game drive hours: 6.30am to 18.00pm latest.
• Do not throw things like stones to wake animals that are sleeping lying down,
and report Safari goers who do.
• Stay in your vehicle except at points where your guide tells you it is ok to dismount.
• Keep a distance of at least 20 meters from the animals.
• Do not make noise, or whistle at animals to attract their attention.
• Do not let animals climb onto your vehicle and move away from those
that get too close to your vehicle.
• Seek permission from locals before you take their photos.
Let animals have right of way on the roads as the park is primarily their territory.
• Do not speed while inside the parks as the maximum speed limit is 40kmh.
• Do not litter the park. Keep your garbage in a paper inside
your vehicle until you return to the campsite or hotel,
where you can put it in a garbage bin.
There are often garbage bins at the park entrances.
• Leave the park as you found it. Main Park Rules And Regulations.
This means you leave the animals and the landscape
just as you found it, so that the next Kenya Safari goer
can also enjoy the fauna and flora.