I just got home last night from an unbelievable trip to Kruger!!
I stayed at Skukuza and Satara.
I did use my own app if the sightings were close.
I went to a leopard sighting about 1 hour after it was reported.
When I arrived I was greeted very happily by 3 other cars.
They even asked me if they must move for me to get a good spot! This doesn't always happen.
I got a report of a lioness sleeping at Sweni waterhole. Lucky for me I was on my way there. 0 cars there!
I still managed to find her.
This trip after many many sightings I only witnessed bad behavior at 1 which was on Elloff street and that sighting wasn't even reported on the groups yet!
And NO I didn't go over 40kms at all! Even on tar roads.
I really hope you all don't believe when people say "This bad behavior never happened before!
Because we all know it has!!
My family takes photos of every bad behavior we see and report it.
I have photos going back to 2004. Way before Latest Sightings.
Another example from today's sightings:
on the S114, about 1km south of the S22 turnoff S of Skukuza
Spotted by Debs Tydon Safaris
Male mating with 2 different Lionesses
S114, about 1km South of the S22 turnoff
South of Skukuza
Not many cars
Spotted by Bronwynn
I specifically asked Bronwynn how many cars were there this morning before I replied to this post to prove a point.
As you can see 3 hours later (More than enough time for people to rush off to it) there weren't even a lot of cars!
In terms of educating I post the following EVERYDAY:
Remember when at or driving to a sighting:
-No going over 50kmh.
-No getting / hanging out of cars.
-No feeding animals OR littering.
-Not to park in a way where nobody else can see the animal or pass through
-Switch off your engine.
-Not to play animal sounds
-To share suspicious activity & Dead animals
-No sharing of Rhino locations
This has helped reduce a lot as I did notice this trip and others on their trip.
It's all to be a part of a Kruger Lover's community.
You aren't forced to use it. If you don't like it you can use it to see where the sightings are and go directly in the opposite direction. Or you can not use it at all!
Up to you.