Do not expect to see wildlife in the sanctuaries as a matter of routine. Be patient to locate them. Do not be disappointed even if you do not see any animal.
Silence and discipline are two main requirements for a visit to a wildlife sanctuary both for success and personal safety.
Small groups should be formed rather than a big one.
Early morning and late afternoon are rewarding times in most jungles. Protect yourself from rain and cold.
Avoid going alone on foot in jungles. Avoid loud colored clothes. Use colors which will camouflage you in the jungle.
Inform the sanctuary office and always take a forest guard along for your trip inside the jungle. The guard knows the track and movements of the animals.
Carry sufficient films and spare camera as opportunities are rare. Binoculars are a must.
Don't disturb or tease animals.
Trekkers should take anti-leech measures. Use jungle boots, caps and walking stick. Watch out for plants which could cause allergy.
Carry medicines for common ailments including antivenom serum.
Avoid smoking. Do not throw lighted objects carelessly. This may cause fires.
Avoid using transistors and radios in sanctuaries. Do not disturb the peace and tranquility.
Don't throw waste material or food. This could be harmful to the animals.
Don't judge the actions of the animals from a human angle. They follow certain biological behavior which may be unknown to us. Never interfere. Just watch.
Always remember animals have the right of way and you are only a visitor.
Do not cross the safe distance limit to an animal. Your guide will advise you on this.
During boat rides do not rush to one side on sighting an animal. Do not bend to touch water.
Do not swim in unknown places or beaches. It could be dangerous.
Get as much details as possible about the sanctuary before entering it.