Since the time I have started going on natural safaris, many have asked me- the jeep is open? There isn't even glass? The animals are in open? Why would you take such a risk? What if they attack? How can the guide not be armed? Aren’t these dangerous animals?
The simple answer is yes, they are dangerous. But they have something that's more important- a way of life, a code of conduct. Sitting out there in that jungle surrounded by those "dangerous" animals, without a protective barrier or a weapon, I felt a lot safer than I feel in big cities, among people. I was sure that if I paid them respect and didn't threaten or disturb them, I will get same respect in return along with a thrilling experiece. I wish we could say the same about our interactions with other humans.