Baboons completely out of control in Skukuza Camp

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Baboons completely out of control in Skukuza Camp

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We stayed in the huts next to the river in Skukuza in Jan 2022. There was a large baboon family (with a massive male leader) that caused havoc in the camp. (see the attached photos for detail examples of the carnage caused by these baboons.) The baboons ripped open the locks which was bolted and closed properly (as can also be seen in the attached photos).

The baboons are also completely fearless of humans. They are therefore also extremely dangerous. Soon a baboon will bite (and potentially kill somebody (e.g. a little toddler.))

(We did call the duty manager who did send a team to clean-up, but cleaning-up is not solving the root problem or removing the danger at all)

How can we go about in escalating this issue and obtaining a refund to compensate for damages caused and for a completely impossible stay while the baboons roamed freely in our personal space.

Regards
Willem de Ru
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Re: Baboons completely out of control in Skukuza Camp

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Welcome to the forums and I am so sorry about the damage that was caused, Willem de Ru.
Please email a detailed report to [email protected] .
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