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Where would you stay in Ruaha?

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Next September (2013), my husband is planning to climb Kili, and since I'm not interested in doing the same, I will go on safari while he is busy hiking. I am looking for comparative opinions on certain camps in Ruaha. I have read several books about the area, and combed through trip reports and reviews, but I can't get a definitive feel for which is the right option for me (maybe they're all a good fit?). I am trying to choose between:

Before your respond, (and please do!) here are some details about me and what I am looking for:
a) I have been on 4 safaris - Bots (3x), Zim (1x), Zam (2x), SA (1) - so already know what I need/like and what to expect.
b) I am absolutely looking for a more secluded, low traffic experience, such as is available in Southern Africa. More than 8 tents starts to feel crowded to me, but I can stretch to 10 tents if the wildlife viewing is worth it.
c) I would prefer camps with no children, or at least a minimum age
d) Food is not a big driver for me, so I definitely don't need haute cuisine.
e) Luxury is nice, but I am fine with "comfortable".
f) Price is not part of the decision
g) I am all about the wildlife experience, big and small. I am not looking for a "soft" experience - I need the hard core: excellent guiding, getting up early, and maximizing every waking moment with wildlife
h) I don't want to be squished in a vehicle because I am an amateur photographer, and would be willing to book a private vehicle - hoping that the camps have that option.
i) I can be just as happy photographing birds and dung beetles, as I am snapping lions and elephants.
j) All-day trips are good, and I don't mind having to work for the wildlife sightings
k) Drives, walks and water options are all enjoyed
l) I'm easy going about the way a camp is run, but the safari part needs to be top notch

So, armed with all that info, and based on your personal experiences, which of the 4 camps would you choose?

Your input, and be honest, will be helpful.


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