Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park is planning to improve services for the tourists visiting the park this year. In the process new rules and regulations for safari drivers will be introduced.
As the jeep safari and the elephant safari are the main tourist attractions, the safari drivers will be imparted training on wild animals, forest sound identification, behaviour, communication skills and the like. The drivers will have to register their vehicles with all particulars, sport uniforms and carry identity cards while driving their jeeps.
The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Wildlife, Rohini Saikia, said the park authorities will arrange training for safari drivers for their personality development. He also added that the training will include enhancement of knowledge of KNP, characteristics of wild animals, communication skills to converse with foreign tourists and the like. The decision has been welcomed by the drivers.
Saikia informed that the date of reopening KNP will be fixed by the Principal Conservator of Forest (PCF) (Wildlife) it is likely to be communicated to us by the end of this month. A source stated that the date of reopening may be late by one week as flood water continues to submerge some of the roads inside the park.