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Word on Shenton Safaris?

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Although I have searched previous posts, there hasn't been much said on Shenton Safaris in Zambia, so I am hoping there are some shy members who would be interested in chiming in with some info.

My last safari was in 2006, and I have been going through withdrawals ever since. But with so many other places to see in the world, we decided to diversify a bit. But I am planning a return in 2010, and I have always had my eye on Shenton Safaris. Previous itineraries have included:
2002 - Kiubo, Kulefu, and Nsefu (Zamb), Machaba and Shinde (Bots)
2004 - Gomo Gomo and Simbambilli (SA), and Mashatu (Bots)
2006 - Kwara, Duba Plains, Zibalianja (Bots)

All of the above were awesome in each their own way, but I like to try different places and mix up ecosystems. So we are not safari novices, and although we enjoy creature comforts, we don't need over the top luxury. We are avid amateur photographers (hence the interest in the hides at Kaingo and Mwamba). I enjoy the search for wildlife very much and actively participate with the guides (proud to say I found my first leopard 10 minutes into my first drive on my first safari when the guide missed it, and it's been a blast ever since). I can also be equally fascinated by dung beetles as I can by the big creatures. We try to choose small camps and areas with low vehicle traffic, and we like longer stays (5 days usually) since we hate rushing around. Food doesn't have to be gourmet. I enjoy walking as well, but not as the only means of safari-ing. And I have the best travel agent, so good deals can be had and price is not really a worry.

So, all that to give you some idea of what we are about; let me know what you think about this: 8-10 nights split between Kaingo/Mwamba, with 5 more nights somewhere else - I'm contemplating trying Kafue, or the Southern Sector of SL.

1. Can anyone provide some insightful feedback on Kaingo or Mwamba?
2. Thoughts on pairing with Kafue?
3. Feedback on any camps in the Southern Sector of SL?

I love to plan my trips, so that's why we are looking at 2010 (2009 is Galapagos!). In the past, we have gone on safari in late May or early to mid-June, but I am thinking about August or September for the next trip possibly. And we only have 2.5-3 weeks for the trip, factoring in travel time from and to Toronto, Canada.

Can't wait to hear what you all have to say! And comparisons with other countries are not really necessary. I love Bots and will go back there many times, but I truly enjoyed the ruggedness of Zambia and want to return.

Thanks!

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