Lodges in Kenya: The dos and don’ts
Lake Nakuru Deloraine House
Never walk unaccompanied after dark in the bush or an unfenced camp or lodge.
Don’t feed the wildlife – not only does it encourage a dependency on handouts to survive, but it may also foster problem animals.
Don’t leave cash or other valuables lying around in the room.
Do cover up in the evenings, spray exposed skin with repellent, and sleep under a net or fan to discourage mosquitos and other biting insects.
Don’t freak out if you find lizards in your room or frogs in the basin – they are not vermin but rather harmless contributors towards insect control.
Ol donyo Lodge, Great Plains Conservation
Don’t make any unnecessary noise when wild animals are in the vicinity, or you might scare them off.
Do take the opportunity to go on a guided bush walk if offered – it will be a wonderful opportunity to focus on plants, insects, birds and other creatures less glamorous than the Big Five.
Do carry sunblock and a hat on all game drives.
Do assume that any large animal that enters camp is wild – respect its space and give it a wide berth rather than walking up to it to be photographed with it and chasing it away or provoking attack.