I have to laugh at Whitebobo's post...
I would think that before you expand and think of bigger and better things, you would get what you have at the moment in tip top shape...
I am a HUGE Kruger fan! Whenever I can, I try to get my bum in the park.
Last year I planned a special flight to Kruger to spend the B-I-G 30 bday in the park. I was so excited!
But for the first time in many years, I left dissappointed. Dissappointed in the staff! Yes, there was the odd tourist that caused a few frustrations. But the staff and how some of the camps were being managed have become a major problem. Berg -&- dal was shocking! And I've always been a very big fan of this camp! Staff members having a major party in the front while the diners wait on food... Just to name one incident.
Skukuza - made a special accomodation request. Even received a reply from the manager, on the same day! (I couldn't believe my luck!!) Just to arrive at the camp and for no one to know what I'm talking about. They see the emails on the system, but they cannot help me! Please don't let me tell you the excuse the manager came with... I was livid at the amount of this guy came up with!!
And then to drive all the way to Satara, absolutely starving... just to find the kitchen staff on strike and to wait 45min + for 2 pie and gravey's.
So, long story short - it all starts with the people of the park (the staff, the managers, the rangers) That is where true change should start. You need people who can actually manage. If there is one camp I can take my hat off to, it's Letaba. Yes, there is the odd improvement that still can be made. But WoW!
You can see that the manager are actually trying to do his/her job!
Have some pride! Communicate!! The people of Kruger are the root of it all. Fix the root and it will branch out. Every one wants to change the exterior, but the interior is causing the issues... The people!
I'm also for the idea of speed bumps, especially close to camp gates and on the way to park gates.
In the old days every car received a, first it was a plastic pag with animal prints & then it became a brown bag, to use as a rubbish bag. Why not now... With that you can add a paper with all the park rules and emergency numbers on it.
My biggest issue is with the staff. Improve their skills, send them on courses, teach them how to deal with tourists. Teach them basic manners and pride! Teach them about the park, it's animals etc. I'm sure if there was more time and effort made to educate the staff, you might find some jewels hidden between them. Some great talent that was only wasting away.. They too add to the "African" experience.
That's my 5c...