At considerable risk I have to say :
The large number of Safari vehicle operators , along with over commercialisation of the Kruger in the many ways we are familiar with , have considerably lessened my enjoyment of the Kruger . Do any other forumites agree ?
To quote this , and the replies directly after it .
Unless you have experience of Kruger and how it was pre OSV's , you can not get involved here , I share Ndloti's comments , as the amount of traffic in the park very often messes up what used to be a wonderful experience .
This is why I asked about the radios , as you find that the good sightings soon get "swarmed" , due to the calling in of everyone , the osv traffic gets unnaturally distributed into small areas , rather than spread out all doing there own thing .
I do not see the need for radios in the south of the park(Agree with Jumbo , where on earth is this magical road without vehicles !!! ), and if an osv is a well run organization , then they should surely know if one of there vehicles has not returned to base camp , and will have a planned route filed to go look for them .
I do not even want to begin to describe what I want to do when I have spotted something and an osv pulles up and the first thing the JJ does (Before even adressing his tourists sometimes) is to "spread the news" , knowing full well that within minutes the sighting will be overcrowded .
I think this is the biggest problem , and what people detest the most .
What has been said about the parks income is most pertanent , and of course the park has to pay its way (And pay for a lot of the smaller ones also !) , I would rather have 1000 OSV's through the park than have no park at all , but I don't want all 1000 at my leopard sighting !!!