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Kruger, Ranger Strike and Rhino Poaching

Houston, Texas
posts: 2
reviews: 9
Kruger, Ranger Strike and Rhino Poaching

How has the current level of danger due to the rampant killing of rhino by poachers armed with AK 47's the killing of the poachers in the park by the South African military and the current strike by the Kruger staff including 250 rangers affected the area? Do you feel safe traveling here at this time? Do you have additional protection for the tourists?

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Hazyview, South...
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1. Re: Kruger, Ranger Strike and Rhino Poaching

Not sure what danger the Rhino poaching poses on tourists and what the CURRENT LEVEL OF DANGER is supposed to mean?

Rhino = animal = horn = money

Tourist = Human = No horn = No money

Strike supposed to have started today. Living here, feeling very safe.

Klaus

-Owner Abangane-

Hazyview

Why does everything concerning South Africa always gets blown COMPLETELY out of proportion? It's tiring!!!!!

Hazyview, South...
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2. Re: Kruger, Ranger Strike and Rhino Poaching

and by the way, if you are planning to visit Balule (assuming according to the area you are posting in), why are you concerned about KNP?

Balule private reserve is as the name says a PRIVATE RESERVE and not affected by the strikes of SANPARS emplyoees.

Klaus

-Owner Abangane-

Hazyview

Edited: 1:14 pm, February 03, 2012
Naracoorte
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3. Re: Kruger, Ranger Strike and Rhino Poaching

Absolutely no reason to feel unsafe in KNP or Balule due to the (horrible) increase in poaching and the ranger strike. No 'additional' protection for tourists needed. Yeesh!

man of kent
posts: 109
4. Re: Kruger, Ranger Strike and Rhino Poaching

We have visited Kruger 7 times in the last 5 years we have always felt perfectly safe we will be there 2 weeks today Yipee

Tetbury, England...
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5. Re: Kruger, Ranger Strike and Rhino Poaching

I would feel more concerned for the Rhino,s,they dont want to poach tourists!!

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