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Going solo: South Tanzania (Selous + Ruaha) or Namibia?

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I know its not a straight comparison, but I ended up considering both Selous+Ruaha or Namibia self drive as my next safari/holiday.

I started with looking into a self drive (camping on the roof) through Namibia and perhaps a bit Botswana, with the main focus on wildlife. But unfortunately my girlfriend won't be able to join me on this trip, so I would be alone. I then started to looking into some group trips but but I don't really like them for safaris, since my main focus is photography. Besides that I've been to Tanzania 2 times before and im spoiled by experiencing a private vehicle + guide so I would hate to be stuck with (chatting) group in a minivan or safaritruck.

And that's how I ended up with Selous + Ruaha; I can just fly in to both and join the gamedrives of the camps themselves. (looking into 4 nights at Lake Manze camp and 4 nights in Mdonya Old river or Jongomero).

Getting back the prices I went back to the namibia option though, to check whether it would be suitable to do a self drive on my own. Several people confirmed that this would very well be possible, allthough the remote / rough parts in botswana might not be a good idea.

And so I came to debate between South Tanzania and Namibia. The thing that makes it very difficult for me is the fact that Im in love with the 'pure' experience, the remoteness and not encountering a lot of vehicles. But paying more than double the price of that seems a bit steep. Being on my own in my own car on a game drive has the advantage that I dont need to fear that were going for a sundownder when the light is at its best for photography, but I also am not experiencing the expertise of a guide.....
Choices choices choices!

So Im very curious to your opinions and experiences!

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