we were booked into a very nice resort,the Windflower,and had booked 2 safaris in a 4x4 jeep in advance at an extra cost but were loaded into a rickety,cramped and unsafe ex=school bus along with 30 other tourists. I was told by the resort manager that the govt. had taken over all safaris into the park and there was nothing they could do about it even though they had a purpose built vehicle of their own. The 2 hour ride was the most uncomfortable I have ever had in my life, there appeared to be no suspension, the vehicle was not built to go off-road, the seating was cramped and it was so noisy I'm surprised we saw any animals at all.
Someone,somewhere is obviously getting a huge rake-off out of this and it is a disgrace that the govt. should be ashamed of.