Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 엔트리게임 ▶홈피: mat14.com】가입코드:ctx20⊙kakao:ctx2012♪♪
  2. 2 Medical Precautions for Zambia
  3. 3 Safari suggestions
  4. 4 Safari Game Drives & Conservancy/Park Fees
  5. 5 Trip Report Our Magic Carpet Ride-Marrakesh!
  6. 6 Tanzania Accommodation?
  7. 7 My Lisbon/Morocco Itinerary-any suggestions?
  8. 8 13 Days Tanzania and Kenya Safari
  9. 9 Lag b'Omer: Tel Aviv - Meron after shabbat: how?
  10. 10 Capetown Tours Who Is the Best?
  11. 11 Uganda Gorila Trek - Single Travelers
  12. 12 Tipping guide & driver in israel???
  13. 13 Passport question for International flight
  14. 14 A Little Trick for Converting Centigrade to Fahrenheit
  15. 15 Tour operator near me
  16. 16 best bag to get for fly in safari in kenya
  17. 17 Sim card mainly for data
  18. 18 Desert Tour or Chefchaouen?
  19. 19 How are you adapting to the electronics ban?
  20. 20 Draft itinerary for Morocco
  21. 21 Morocco Itinerary: Too fast?
  22. 22 If you are looking for a guide in Morocco
  23. 23 9D8N Morocco Itinerary
  24. 24 August 2017 Travel to Kenya/Tanzania
  25. 25 Storing luggage in Johannesburg
View next 25 » Back to the top

Please help! Sabi Sands or Hluhluwe-imfolozi

Jump to last reply

We are planning our first trip to Africa (Adults/teens). I have flights booked arriving on a Saturday morning and departing 9 days later. I have booked Thonga in the St. Lucia area for our last 3 nights. I was originally planning on spending the first 3 nights in a lodge in the Sabi Sands area, then heading to St. Lucia for 3 nights to do horse beach/safari, wetlands tours, and finishing with 3 nights at Thonga, but now that I look at the various options for getting from JNB to Sabi Sands, then Sabi Sands to St. Lucia, I am wondering if all this travel is worth it in only 9 days. I see some nice options in the Hluhluwe game reserve, and am now wondering whether it makes sense to just head there and concentrate all of our time in this area. This is our first safari, and our only "must sees" are elephants, giraffes, and lions. Of course we want to see more, but the kids are very excited about this and we won't exactly be checking game sighted off of a list!

So my question is: Is Sabi Sands THAT much better than Hluhluwe that it makes the extra travel worth it? I don't want to travel all this way and not get a great experience, but also don't want to waste a lot of time traveling (my kids HATE that). If you think we should stick to only the Hluhluwe area, which lodges should I be looking at? We have a decent budget - would prefer not to spend more than we have to, but don't need to go totally on the cheap. Don't want to do self drive. Was looking at Rhino River Lodge, anyone have any experience with that? Any suggestions for this itinerary would be very much appreciated.

Also, I was planning to book this whole trip myself, as I love travel planning and never use an agent, but do you think it makes sense to use an agent for this trip? If so, any recommendations?

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement