Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Morocco Highlights
  2. 2 Trip Report Uganda Trip Report
  3. 3 Money in Uganda
  4. 4 Tanzania Great Migration, when to go
  5. 5 Active Family's First Trip to Africa - South Africa or Botswana
  6. 6 VISA for Mozambique
  7. 7 15 days Morocco Itinerary Help please
  8. 8 Trip Report Egypt Quickie Trip
  9. 9 Cape Verdean Esqudos
  10. 10 The Heat and Dust of Kafue & the Busanga Plains
  11. 11 Royal Air Maroc Dreamliner JFK-CMN and maybe connect to RAK
  12. 12 Traditional music + dance in South Africa?
  13. 13 Best African Safari
  14. 14 December Serengeti Itinerary
  15. 15 Wildbeest migration tour operator
  16. 16 beach visit after safari
  17. 17 Petra Wadi Rum
  18. 18 Questions on Israel/Jordan Border Crossings and Jordan Travel. Need Help!
  19. 19 Trip Report Nine months to Egypt (but you should go now)
  20. 20 Transportation from Tel Aviv Airport to Jerusalem
  21. 21 What is worth seeing in November?
  22. 22 Trip Report Morocco – November, 2015 - Self Drive
  23. 23 Israeli Tour Guides
  24. 24 Masai Mara in May
  25. 25 Western Desert Itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

Opinion of which safari

Jump to last reply

My Mom would like to go on another safari. She's 83 so we need easy. She's in great shape and sharp as a tack, but gets pretty tired sometimes. I figure transfer days would be the hardest, so I'm trying to decide which one of these really easy trips would be better. (It's not for me - I would do longer and less expensive!!) They are both eight nights, plus one night in Joburg when she lands to recover from long flight. Charter flight from Joburg to first reserve. Both are priced about the same, or not enough to be a deciding factor at all. I'm torn, so I need your opinions. She went to Botswana in 2006 and I don't want her to be "disappointed" because they are both very different than her past experience. She will be going with a companion significantly younger than her.

1 - Mala Mala three or four nights, charter flight Mashatu Main three or four nights, road transfer Joburg (about six hours). I think a road transfer is easier and more interesting instead of the flight change in Polokwane, which takes about four hours.

2 - Kirkman's three or four nights, charter flight Phinda three or four nights, road transfer Richards Bay (1.5 hours) for flight to Joburg.

Opinions please! I know both will be great. Is one greater?

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.