Things NOT To Do On Your First Wildlife Safari In Corbett
As exciting and adventurous as the wildlife safari sounds, the dangers it comes with are unavoidable. Sometimes, the nature itself poses as a danger and sometimes it is certain people that you need to be aware of. One can never be too safe during a safari with a wildcat close by. So, to keep yourself safe and to keep the wildlife undisturbed as well, here are few ‘don’ts’ that need to be highlighted for a safe safari.
#1 Do not feed the kitty
Here ‘kitty’ might be referred to any of the wildlife animals. Remember, a wildlife safari is definitely not a zoo where you can go, pet and sometimes shake hands with the animals. No. That doesn’t happen here. For your own safety, keep yourself and your hands away from the animals, as far as possible. And definitely don’t try to feed them anything. For all you know, you may have disturbed their appetite which might cause severe problems to them. Or else they might take a fancy to you and decide to prowl around you. Yeah, not a good idea.
#2 Cleanliness is next to godliness
Nobody likes a guest coming over and littering the place and certainly not the wildlife. Therefore, being the civil human beings we are, let us take care of our own litter and not throw it around everywhere. They may even turn hazardous to the nature and if one of the animals were to consume it, then it might become a major threat to their health as well.
#3 Silence is golden
We understand your excitement at spotting a rare exotic species or perhaps even your regular old buffalo but either way, kindly refrain from screaming. This may not only scare the animals off, but, if they feel threatened, they may unintentionally try to harm you in the process as well. Or at the most, disrupt their sleep and we never want to be near an angry king lion awakened from his sleep. Keep the giggling and chattering to a bare minimum and reduce the volume as much as you can and if possible, don’t talk at all.
#4 Shut the shutterbugs
If you are an enthusiastic wildlife photographer, then make sure to do the bare minimum noise as possible. As you slither your way across to get a closer range short, make sure that your flash is never on. Or that your camera doesn’t makes that weird whirring sound. And yes, it goes without saying, safari’s aren’t the best places to click selfies. So avoid them.
#5 Always and always listen to your guide
Because your guide knows all these instructions the best and is there to always guide you , he can keep the trail of the path and get you back safely even if you are lost. He knows where exactly to find which animal and which place is the best to view them. And finally, because your guide knows what is the best, for you and as well as the wildlife.