Bush Baptist wrote:
3. Learn to put your cars in positions that allow people to pass if they are not interested in the sighting. The number of doubled up blocked roads I came across for a lion's tail sighting 60m into the bush was quite funny. The frustrating part came when I had to turn around to leave because people assumed I was trying to push in to get a glimpse of the tail and would not let me go past.
The above quote is actually in the rules on the entry permit, so if the road is blocked, hoot.
That might get rid of the tail and then there would be no reason for the leeuverskrik (lion besotted) to block the road.
Though your suggestion may perhaps be tongue-in-cheek, BB, it certainly may have merit in certain situations.
I actually saw this in action once when on a morning drive near Skukuza: a single woman at a lion sighting (and the lions were all lying flat in long grass) absolutely REFUSED to move her car to allow a foreign visitor behind her the opportunity to leave. He kept asking her decently to just move a bit forward so that he could extricate his vehicle from the sardine-packed sighting, whereupon she could happily return to her original position. Not a sausage! She wound up her window and pretended to be deaf and blind to those around her. Our morning-drive guide pulled close to her and reminded her not only of Park rules, but also of communal decency. Not a chance would she listen; she was, in fact, English speaking (we heard her moaning to herself while winding the window up), and so language could not have been a barrier. Eventually, four cars behind the European gentleman reversed and turned their vehicles at impossible angles so that he could get out.
What would you do?
I would probably give a good blast on the hooter. This is actually very rare in my experience. Most ppl will move over for you and some even invite you to get a good view also. But boorish behaviour like this deserves the last resort. A good hoot, done 'accidentally' surreptitiously, by the arm when taking a photo.