Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Death Note: Light Up the New World 2016 On'line HQ
  2. 2 Tipping...
  3. 3 Changing planes at Dubai
  4. 4 Morocco for 9 nights in February
  5. 5 upcoming Africa trip ... gift ideas needed?
  6. 6 Has Anyone Been to Sudan...?
  7. 7 Kenya Safari Tour Operator Recommendations
  8. 8 Trip Report Morocco Trip Report
  9. 9 Where to go for lunch and dinner in Fes, Marrakech, and Essaouira
  10. 10 Free walking tours Medina Marrakech ???
  11. 11 Trip Report Nine months to Egypt (but you should go now)
  12. 12 Israel Transportation
  13. 13 Trip Report Chaos in the old Medina-Marrakech
  14. 14 Trip Report Glorious Return to South Africa--Two Weeks in October
  15. 15 North African Tips for a First Timer
  16. 16 Morocco help
  17. 17 First trip to Africa
  18. 18 Morocco 6 days Itinerary..Need Help
  19. 19 Trip Report 3 day desert tour: Marrakech to Merzouga
  20. 20 Driving Distance from Kalahari Tented Camp to Western Etosha NP
  21. 21 IRAN
  22. 22 Money in Uganda
  23. 23 Uganda Visa
  24. 24 accomodation near Mata Mata Border post
  25. 25 Egypt- Dec Itinerary-help needed
View next 25 » Back to the top

First time safari question

Jump to last reply

My fiance and I will be going on a safari for our honeymoon in August. Neither of us have been on a true African safari before. We're attempting to decide between 2 locations and curious as to what other travelers have thought of one or both:

1. Overland Safari therough the Northern Parks of Tanzania. This would gives us the opportunity to view the great migration up close, as well as the Ngongoro crater. We'd be largely driving from camp to camp (looks like around 2 hrs b/n if straight but I'm assuming we'll take longer to take in the wildlife), though there are times where we're at one camp and going on game drives and coming back.

2. Vic Falls and Zambia. We'd start with some relaxation in Vic falls before going down to the S Luangwa and splitting between 2 camps. This would be morning and night drives/walks based out of the camp.

I've been told that Tanzania/Kenya are the 'ultimate' first safari experiences, but am a little worried about the crowds. I'd rather go somewhere that's a little less crowded (other people is fine, I just don't want to see a dozen other vehicles circled around a single pride of lions - as an example). Zambia seems a little more remote but still has quality game viewing and opportunities to get close to the African bush.

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement