The severely low rain volume is more challenging for certain animals in Kruger park, such as hippos and buffalo.
"The crude cabaret of theme parks or chasing animals across the savannah." That says it all.
File this under one of the unexpected impacts of the boom in social media, especially during travel.
At $9,009 per day for 111 days, this tour highlights the plight of endangered species around the world. Some nice publicity for the tour operator, Natural World Safaris, and for the cause it's promoting.
The math is simple: One industry is sustainable, the other isn't. But try telling that to people who can make a quick buck and move on before they need to deal with the consequences.
A recent decision by the Indian court reinforces the truth that the absence of tourism leaves animals vulnerable to mining and hunting industries, which are much less concerned with wildlife welfare.