New app boost for Kruger National Park

22nd Jan 2013

Visitors to a game reserve in South Africa are getting the chance to spot even more animals thanks to a new app.

People travelling to the Kruger National Park will be able to identify and report sightings of a range of different animals with the free Africa: Live app.

The updated app, previously named Kruger: Live, not only allows people to spot more animals but also enables scientists at the University of Cape Town and the Endangered Wildlife Trust to monitor different species in their natural habitat.

Visitors who are unable to identify a certain animal can post pictures on a special Facebook page where their questions will be answered.

Rob Maclean, managing director of app developer Satpack Travel, said the organisation had been blown away by demand for the technology from those who wanted to see what others had seen at the park.

Mr Maclean said: "The app and map are not just about helping people get a bit more out of their safari."

The app will allow visitors to share their safari experiences with people everywhere alongside promoting South Africa and supporting conservation and research.

Android-powered devices will find the app on Google Play Store, and Apple devices on the App Store.

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