For many there is nothing tricky about a game drive - just grab your camera, jump on the truck, and head on out. But for some, it is a first time thing.
- DO Bring a camera (remember batteries can be charged at the camp) and a pair of binoculars;
- DO Wear a hat and sunglasses (and other weather appropriate clothing);
- DO Ask questions. You are in your guide’s world and this is what they do and where they shine;
- DO Remember to tell your guide what drinks to pack for you;
- DO Tell your guide if you need a comfort break – s/he will then find a suitable spot to stop.
- DO NOT Have a list you are feverishly trying to tick off. Please just take each moment as it comes;
- DO NOT Try to communicate with the animals. Don’t click your fingers/call/whistle/shout or throw anything at the animals to attract their attention or get them to “do something”;
- DO NOT Drop or leave any rubbish in the bush. This includes toilet paper, apple cores, and cigarette butts - as the old saying goes: leave only footprints;
- DO NOT Be anxious. Your guide will never put you in any situation where you are in danger.