Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Cheaper alternative to Okavango?

Jump to last reply

This is going to be long and probably not very coherent, because I am only looking for some of your thoughts for a future trip to Africa (our first). Because DH does not want a safari only vacation, we are thinking to combine Cape Town area (5-6 days) with a few (4?) days safari in a private reserve of Kruger Park.

We can spend 14 -16 days all together, and I would like to explore different habitats, so I am looking for a 3rd destination. If money was not an issue, the other place to visit would be the Okavango Delta – but everything there is soooo expensive.

I want to go during wildflower season in the Western Cape, so I think that’s September. I know, high season in Okavango…Is there another option, similar to Okavango, but at a more reasonable price? We do not want to rough it, but we do not need luxury – although private bathrooms and running water are a must. I am looking for water and birds, hippos, and generally diverse wildlife.

We do not have a budget in mind, yet, but realistically we cannot afford more than $4-500/pppn – and that only for a few days.
I guess staying in SA would be the best, financially – would St.Lucia be an option for another 3-4 days? If not, what do you suggest?
Thanks

24 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 I am looking for parteners to work with
  2. 2 East Africa summer 2014
  3. 3 Kenya and Tanzania Trip Planning Help
  4. 4 Yet another Kruger private reserve budget lodge post + Blyde Canyon
  5. 5 Seeking Itinerary Routing for 3 week SA Trip
  6. 6 Cape Town Safety?
  7. 7 first time family safari in August 2014
  8. 8 BOTSWANA - Maun (Okavango) to Chobe - 4x4 self drive...
  9. 9 Memory cards for camera
  10. 10 Self Drive SA, Botswana, Zimbabwe - help, 4x4 hire/border restrictions
  11. 11 First Time in Israel Tour Suggestions
  12. 12 Sabi Sands camps
  13. 13 Questions on 10 day Morocco winter vacation
  14. 14 London to Tel aviv What to expect at BG /Trans to Tel aviv / booking.com
  15. 15 place to sleep near airport for a 6 hour layover .. switching airports
  16. 16 Help with Rwanda trip
  17. 17 Trip Report History Of Mount Kilimanjaro
  18. 18 Have you been to East Africa ?Ethiopia?
  19. 19 Tel Aviv beaches
  20. 20 trip report, morocco
  21. 21 Marrakech to Fes by bus
  22. 22 Safari and Beach Honeymoon in September
  23. 23 Generic malarone now availbale in Canada
  24. 24 Morocco for 2 nights
  25. 25 Maldives, Seychelles or Mauritius??
View next 25 » Back to the top