Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Can't make a decision...

Jump to last reply

Hi,
I am in the process of trying to plan a trip (for 2) to Southern Africa in Sept-Oct (could possibly travel in Aug or Nov). I contacted four different travel agents to determine the options available. 3/4 travel agents suggested the same trip and I provisionally reserved the trip with the agent that had the best availability. The 4th agent answered later than the others (after I provisionally reserved the trip with another agent) and again suggested the same trip, but also offered more comprehensive information and a couple more options (so I have preferred working with this agent). This is my first safari and I cannot decide which of the options they suggested would be best; I am interested in finding out if anyone has experience with any of these or similar trips.

The options are:
1) The trip that I have provisionally reserved: Wilderness Safari's Botswana Migration Routes mobile safari (travels to Xigera and Kwai regions of Okavango Delta (4 days), Savuti (1 day), Linyanti (2 days), Chobe (1 day) and Victoria Falls (Natural Mystic Lodge, Zambia side, 1 day).

2) South Botswana/South Africa: The second option is Mashatu Tented Camp (3 days), Coach House in Tzaneen (1 day), Djuma Bush Camp in Sabi Sands(3 days).

3) Zimbabwe: The third option is Little Makalolo Tented Camp in Hwange (3 days), combination of Ruckomechi/Chikwenya Camp or mobile canoe safari in Mana Pools (3 days), Victoria Falls (Ilala Lodge, 2 days).

With respect to what I am looking for...I wanted to stay in tented camps, but I think that this is beyond my budget for Botswana. I would like to see a variety of wildlife; I am hoping to see, I guess, the usual: lions, leopards, cheetah, elephants, hippo, giraffe, baboons, zebra, etc. However, I would also like to have a variety of activities available: canoe/boat trips, walking, night drives (I also would like to do a one-day elephant back safari from Victoria Falls and would have to add extra days to options 1) or 2) for this.). And, I would like to be able to get a sense of the wilderness of Africa. I am also concerned about any safety issues, particularly Zimbabwe.

Please let me know if you have any input regarding these options.

Thank you,
V

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Has anybody used this tour company overmorocco.com?
  2. 2 Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
  3. 3 Hotels in Iran
  4. 4 Trip Report Travel Report for Malawi - A Great Place To Relax
  5. 5 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  6. 6 Serengeti Photo Safari - April 2015
  7. 7 Now is the Time fo Egypt...
  8. 8 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  9. 9 What company for gorilla trekking?
  10. 10 Comments on Botswana itinerary with Wilderness Travel
  11. 11 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  12. 12 Morocco floods - areas affected
  13. 13 Dubai first time
  14. 14 Mauritius September 2015 - Silver Beach Resort or Emeraude Beach Attitude?
  15. 15 Taste of Dubai
  16. 16 Magnificent wedding in the Masai Mara
  17. 17 Trip Report Don't go to Morrocco!
  18. 18 Where to spend extra night; Merzouga or Skoura?
  19. 19 Trip Report Zanzibar - from a resident's perspective
  20. 20 Canoe Safari Jan - Feb
  21. 21 Dubai and/or Oman
  22. 22 Good travel company to book an 8 day trip to Egypt
  23. 23 Independent travel to Morocco - English speaking driver and A/C car needed
  24. 24 Need advice on which camera lenses for safari
  25. 25 Morocco Advice
View next 25 » Back to the top