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In the great outdoors we are merely nature’s guests – how to behave in parks

Avatar of inke inke - 16. January 2019 - Environment

Guides keep in touch by mobile phone and notify each other as soon as an elephant, a lion or some other predator is spotted. As a result, numerous tourist vehicles rush to the site where their passengers proclaim their amazement and happiness – usually in a loud tone of voice. The accumulation of vehicles attracts even more tourists, and often enough engines are kept running.

Dirk Heinrich

Animals, big or small, and man have respected one another and lived in harmony for centuries. Inherently, animals are wary of people. If a certain line is crossed, at a distance unknown to us humans, most animals flee, no matter whether they are insects, reptiles, mammals or birds. Even snakes, lions and elephants prefer to make themselves scarce, because man is the most dangerous and merciless predator on earth.

When we visit national parks and wildlife sanctuaries we are guests of nature and should behave accordingly. In the urban spaces where we live we already abuse the environment with incessant exhaust fumes and other types of air pollution, with noise pollution and at night with light pollution, not to mention the waste and waste water that we produce. We must do our utmost to avoid this abuse in the outdoors where nature is still reasonably intact.

Please visit Namibia Outdoor for more tips how to act responsibly when visiting Namibia's nature parks. 

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