The sun has just barely gotten away from the mountains on the horizon as we drive in to Serengeti National Park. There is an aroma of rain in the air and a thin layer of fog hangs like a cobweb between shrubs and trees.
It’s cold day, so James and I sit in the open safari car. The seats in the vehicle are set like venue seats, each column raised a bit higher than the first, so everybody has an impeccable view.
We have the view surrounding us. Inverse Uganda – where we drove in a closed land cruiser with a rooftop that raises. During the time of game drive in the park, the roof is raised to offers a perfect view of the surrounding and the animals.
The simple rules of safari
“Indeed, obviously the animals can hop into the vehicle” our guide and driver, Mwima affirms, when we ask about how perilous to drive around the wilderness like this? “A window is a false feeling that all is well and good. In the event that the wild animal really needs to kill you, it can without much of a stretch break the glass”, he says with really a calm voice.
Mwima is a masia by tribe, and he grown up in this national park, meaning he knows the animals extremely well, and clarify that it is about common sense, respect for animals and knowing when a circumstance will be dangerous or not. The animals will give you couple of unpretentious signs before attacking.
Nonetheless, the animals in Serengeti National Park are used to visitors, which is the thing that makes them so easy to see. They don’t feel threatened in the presence of tourists and predators don’t see tourists as prey. There is albeit, still guidelines we have to fallow: We should do what Mwima tells us; don’t in case we see an elephant; and keep all parts of our body inside the vehicle in the presence of animals.