The Wildlife Code

When visiting Mwalugange Elephant Sanctuary…

  • Respect the privacy of the wildlife as this is their habitat and their home.
  • Beware of the animals. They are wild and can be unpredictable and dangerous.
  • Don’t crowd the animals, make sudden noises or movements or try to attract their attention.
  • Don’t feed the animals. It upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
  • Keep quiet. Noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonise your fellow visitors.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic/walking areas or with a ranger on a guided walk. Refrain from standing on the roof of your vehicle or hanging out of the windows.
  • Obey the speed limit (40kph/24 mph) and remember that animals always have right of way.
  • Never drive off-road. This damages the habitat, pollutes the ecosystem and causes soil erosion.
  • While viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20m away and pull to the side of the road so as to allow them to pass freely.
  • Take your litter home with you. Litter is dangerous to the animals, the eco-system, is unsightly and creates fire hazards.
  • Never light fires or discard burning objects. Bush fires cause immense damage to both vegetation and wildlife.
  • Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya:- Never take pictures of the local people without asking their permission, respect the cultural traditions of Kenya and always dress with decorum. Wherever possible support projects that benefit local people through provision of employment, social development and the preservation of traditional livelihoods.
  • Please do not purchase, collect or remove any animal products, rocks, plants, seeds or birds’ nests from the wild, or alter the environment in any way.

Take nothing but photographs leave nothing but footprints