Safari Destinations – Use of drones

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Information on the usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

In today’s rapidly advancing world of technology, combined with the growing number of photographers using high tech equipment, we felt we needed to update you on the status of using UAVs.

UAVs in the form of drones or quadcopters are a fantastic tool not only for research and conservation but also for promoting the safari and ecotourism industry. However, the unethical use of these technological resources can and does have a negative impact not only on wildlife but on guests’ experience and safety as well.

In light of these arguments, most safari operators have their own policies prohibiting the usage of UAVs in or around their premises and areas of operation. Furthermore, the Botswana and Zambian Civil Aviation Authorities have decreed it illegal to fly UAVs without a licence.

Safari Destinations, therefore, recommends you do not bring UAVs on holiday with you to avoid any possible legal repercussions.

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