The LUMO Wildlife Code

Whilst you are with us on the Lumo Community Wildlife Conservancy, we would appreciate it if you would abide by the Kenyan Wildlife Code, which is as follows:

  1. Respect the privacy of the wildlife, this is their habitat.
  2. Beware of the animals, they are wild and can be unpredictable and dangerous.
  3. Don’t crowd the animals, don’t make sudden noises/movements or try to attract their attention - alarmed wildlife shuns human contact.
  4. Don’t feed the animals, it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
  5. Keep quiet, noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonise your fellow visitors.
  6. Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic/walking areas or with one of our rangers on a guided walk. Also please refrain from standing on the roof of your vehicle or hanging out of the windows.
  7. Keep below the speed limit (40KPH/24 MPH) and remember that animals always have right of way.
  8. Never drive off-road, this damages the habitat, pollutes the ecosystem and causes soil erosion.
  9. When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20m away and pull to the side of the road so as to allow others to pass.
  10. Leave no litter, take it home with you. Litter is dangerous to the animals, unsightly and creates fire hazards.
  11. Never light fires (except in the designated areas of the campsites and here please establish that these are safely extinguished) or discard burning objects, bush fires cause massive damage to both vegetation and wildlife.
  12. Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya:-
    Never take pictures of the local people or their habitat 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.
  13. Try not to disturb the ecological balance, 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