I don't know how anybody who has a little bit of respect for nature and the animals can support the immediate report of sightings in this app!!
Last year I had three wonderful sightings that were all destroyed because of reports in the internet
First sighting was a mating üair of lions the S40. I watched them already for a while (I was alone with them) when the lions just wanted to mate for the forth time. Suddenly they both jumped from the road only to escape a car with very high speed. THe driver stopped, took a few pics of the lions and then asked me if I have seen the Leopard near Timbavati. I answered that I didn't know about this Leopard and he replied that it was reported on the net. It seemed he didn't understand that somebody could be in Kruger without watching the net
Then he raced on...
Two weeks later I saw a cheetah mom with two cubs on the S65. I was alone with them for 25 minutes and it was fascinating to watch the totally different characters of the cubs. They were jumping on trees and stones and came very close to my car. When the second car arrived the woman immediately started to type on her mobile. 5 minutes later there were 5 cars and I left. Then I counted 24(!!!!) cars that passed me during the next few minutes
Believe it or not but the next day the unbelievable thing happened. I checked the road again at the same time, found my cheetahs at exactly the same spot and again I was alone with them for more than 20 minutes. Then a second and a third car arrived and for a few minutes everything was still ok. Then a JJ arrived and ...guess what happened??!! The cheetahs were chased off the road and havn't been seen there again for the next week (then I left the park).
For me it's a fact that if you do Kruger by following these app you have to speed to have a small chance to see the animals you want, otherwise you have 20 cars in front of you. I don't know how many animals have been killed because of this but I guess there are a lot
If anyone would ask me what's the most important thing in Kruger I would say...Slow down, swith off anything that connects you with the outside world, turn off your radio and try to get the (signs of) the bush!
During my latest trip I saw nearly 100 lions, had 7 diffenrent cheetah sightings, 14 leopards and 3 wild dog hunts. Everything without any apps!!
I absolutely accept that people report their sightings in the net, but they should wait at least 2-3 hours, then it would make sense to me.
Maybe those people who call themself animal lovers should ask themself what the animals would say if they had the chance to post here. Would they prefer to be chased off the road, killed by speeders etc. or would they prefer to be treated with respect???
At the end of this post I also want to say that I feel sorry for the people who spend there time in Kruger with watching the internet because I don't think they have a real chance to realize the incredible beauty around them...