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 Where to go for lunch and dinner in Fes, Marrakech, and Essaouira
  2. 2 upcoming Africa trip ... gift ideas needed?
  3. 3 Free walking tours Medina Marrakech ???
  4. 4 Trip Report Nine months to Egypt (but you should go now)
  5. 5 Israel Transportation
  6. 6 Changing planes at Dubai
  7. 7 Has Anyone Been to Sudan...?
  8. 8 Kenya Safari Tour Operator Recommendations
  9. 9 Trip Report Chaos in the old Medina-Marrakech
  10. 10 Trip Report Glorious Return to South Africa--Two Weeks in October
  11. 11 Trip Report Morocco Trip Report
  12. 12 North African Tips for a First Timer
  13. 13 Morocco help
  14. 14 First trip to Africa
  15. 15 Morocco 6 days Itinerary..Need Help
  16. 16 Trip Report 3 day desert tour: Marrakech to Merzouga
  17. 17 Driving Distance from Kalahari Tented Camp to Western Etosha NP
  18. 18 IRAN
  19. 19 Money in Uganda
  20. 20 Uganda Visa
  21. 21 accomodation near Mata Mata Border post
  22. 22 Egypt- Dec Itinerary-help needed
  23. 23 Private Guide for Cairo
  24. 24 Egypt - Need Help!
  25. 25 Attractions in Cairo and around
View next 25 » Back to the top

Londolozi Varty vs. Kirkman's Camp; or Inyati, Makalali Lodge

Jump to last reply

We are a family of four with 2 kids - ages 7 and 9 - who are planning our first safari in S. Africa in early November 2011. We are planning a 4 night stay at one lodge and are trying to decide between Londolozi Varty (approx $8800) and Kirkman's Camp (approx. $7000) (in each case, not including transport costs). Is the safari experience (i.e. animal sightings and guides) much better at Londolozi vs. Kirkman's or are we just paying for more deluxe accommodations? We are willing to splurge if the experience is unmatched.

Also, one agency suggested Inyati Game Reserve and some South African friends suggested Makalali Game Reserve. It seems like the less expensive safaris are not as "all inclusive" and charge for all the incrementals - bottled water, beer, laundry, etc. Does the safari experience compare to Londolozi or Kirkmans or are we better off spending the money since this is a once in a lifetime (at least for the adults!) experience.

Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide!

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement