It's always refreshing to get into the park, especially after dealing with the hurdlles and complex issues that come along with all the field work... Although I did not catch glimpse of the two cheetahs I was tracking today, I did come across--and stopped-- to watch a couple of lions... This first photo represents the area and distance from the road on which I took the photos. Although I did not get a picture of the the vehicles themselves, within the approximate 8 minutes that I had stopped, two local vehicles from Mombasa passed my vehicle and approached the two lions (who were trying to sleep, much of the time) within a distance of 20-30 ft, off the designated road! KWS needs to do a better job at passing out literature which stresses Park rules... and visitors need to do a better job at following them and respecting the wildlife.This was appalling. Imagine how many times it goes unwitnessed?