IF YOU ARE SELF-DRIVING:
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Never invade an elephant’s space. Turn off your engine, speak quietly, be respectful but vigilant.
READ BODY LANGUAGE
Watch for an elephant lifting one leg from the ground, swinging it and kicking up dust; holding its ears out for a prolonged period to show its size; or shaking its head repeatedly. With any of these signs, back away slowly.
LEAVE TWO ESCAPE ROUTES
Make sure there are at least two clear ‘escape’ routes, so neither of you feels trapped.
DON’T SPLIT UP FAMILY GROUPS
Your viewing position should not separate elephant family members.
WILDLIFE HAS RIGHT OF WAY
Be patient. No horns.
DON’T SHIFT VIEWING POINTS
Choose one spot and stay there for the duration of the sighting.
ALWAYS LOOK AROUND
Watch out for any surprises; you may not have seen the ‘whole picture’ on arrival.