THE KENYA SAFARI CODE
Keep to designated roads or tracks
Encourage your driver to stay on roads or designated tracks when visiting national parks or reserves. Off-road driving can cause extensive damage to grass and woodland habitats.
Minimise disturbance to animals
Wild animals become distressed when they are surrounded by several vehicles or vehicles coming too close to them. Keep noise to a minimum and never try to attract an animal’s attention.
Stay inside your vehicle at all times
Do not stand on the roof or hang out of windows. Come out of your vehicle only in designated areas. Remember wild animals can be dangerous!
Keep to the speed limit
Most Wildlife areas have a speed limit of 40kph-and animals always have the right of way.
Support eco-friendly accommodation facilities
Try and stay in lodges and camps that look after their enviroment and support local conservation initiatives.
Never feed wild animals
Feeding wild animals can upset their diet and lead to an unnatural dependence upon people.
Take Care not to disturb the ecological balance
Please do not purchase, collect,or remove any animal products, rocks, plants, seeds or bird’s nests from the wild, or alter the natural environment in any way.
Take all your litter with you
Litter and garbage are dangerous to wild animals. Keep all litter with you, and be extremely careful with cigarettes and matches, which can cause major bush fires.
THE KENYA COAST CODE
Travel with reputable operators and qualified safari guides
Insist that your tour operator and accommodation provider uses only trained and certified professional guides.
Respect local cultures and promote community benefits
Support projects and properties that benefit local people through employment, social development and the preservation of traditional livelihoods.
Support eco – friendly accommodation facilities
Try to stay in lodges and camps that look after their surrounding enviroment and support local conservation initiatives.
Protect the marine enviroment
Do not touch or stand on coral reefs, and never dispose of litter on the beach or in the sea.
Never buy or remove animals or shells from the sea
Avoid restaurants and hotels that serve undersized crabs and lobsters, which are contributing to the rapid demise of these species.
Support traditional coastal livelihoods
Try to support designated market areas where traders are making an effort to keep their business off the beaches. Please do not give money or gifts to children, which encourage them to stay away from school.
Respect local cultures and customs
Always dress in a respectful way when visiting towns and villages – and never bathe topless on the beach.
1. Use less water by taking shorter showers, filling up the dishwasher and laundry machines before you run them, and turning off the tap while brushing your teeth.
2. Check the taps and pipes to make sure that water is not leaking.
3. Use water-saving shower heads and low-flow toilets.
4. Plant drought resistance vegetation that requires less water.
5.Copy on both sides of the paper. This is efficient for internal documents and drafts.
6. Reduce documents to fit two pages onto one.
7. Use lighter weight paper. Lighter paper requires less energy and fewer raw materials when it’s manufactured.
8. Find alternatives to mail. Use email, voice mail and fax modem transmissions whenever possible.
9. Eliminate unnecessary subscriptions. Cancel newspapers, newsletters and magazines you don’t read or can access online. Take your name off mailing lists to reduce junk mail.
10. Do a paper audit. Determine the kind and volume of paper waste your company generates, then take steps to use less.
11. Make recycling easy. Place recycling bins in high traffic areas, including the conference room and kitchen as well as by the copier and fax machines.
12. Select a good paper. Use chlorine free paper that does not produce dangerous by products.
13. Buy paper from a company whose distribution source is closest to you. You will save on transportation costs and minimize air pollution from truck emissions.
14. Use electronic media and limit the number of email messages you print.
15. Share the benefits of using paper alternatives with friends and workmates.
16. Working from home lowers gas consumption, which preserves natural resources, reduces polluting emissions such as carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons.
17. Less commuter related car emissions can help reduce global warming. Carbon dioxide is the major contributor of global warming.
18. Excessive car emissions combine with organic compounds to create smog.
19. Less commuting can equal more green, open spaces. Fewer cars reduce the demand for new or wider roads, which use up land and natural resources.
20. Less traffic means less noise pollution.