"I really feel that it is so rude," said Haynes. "You are in the bush, in the natural habitat with all of the wild animals and someone is sitting there tapping on their phone."
For most people, a safari is a once in a lifetime experience. You can check your phone later.
2.Don't be rude to the local people you visit.
"That kind of greeting is really important especially if you learn to do it in the local language," said McIntyre.
"All you need to do, that translation of, 'Hello, how are you?' 'I'm fine, how are you?' Do it because people will think you are very rude if you don't."
Be sensitive to local customs and beliefs, and don't intrude on people's privacy.
3.Leave the animal print to the animals
McIntyre suggested that travelers bring comfortable clothes made out of natural fibers. They'll work better in the hot temperatures and will wear better since most camps do laundry by hand.
You should avoid bright colors or white and if you're going on a walking tour, clothing in khaki, green or brown will help you to blend in. But avoid the full safari regalia—it'll just look silly.
Allapat offered another useful tip: "When you go into Zanzibar, don't wear your tank tops and short skirts. It's a primarily Islamic culture."
4.Wilderness: "It's almost a spiritual playground"
"The wilderness means different things to different people," said Green. To guides it's often spiritual, so be respectful of the plant and animal life around you.
If you bring something in, make sure you bring it out with you. Your guide is not your trash collector. Carelessness of off-roading can lead to erosion and destruction of the habitat.
5.Don't be a New Yorker
Also, if you're busy chatting, you might be missing something spectacular.
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