Best place to see giraffes in wild

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Aug 26th, 2002, 08:45 AM
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Best place to see giraffes in wild

Where is the best place to see giraffes in Africa (Botswana, Kenya?, etc.?) and still withing decent driving distance of Victoria Falls?
 
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Aug 28th, 2002, 03:01 PM
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Try either Hwange (south of Vic Falls in Zimabawe), or go across the border into Chobe in Botswana. If you'd like more information, please e-mail me.
 
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Aug 28th, 2002, 04:50 PM
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I saw a lot of giraffes at Matetsi Game Lodge, about 35 miles outside of Victoria Falls. Matetsi has a great location right on the mighty Zambezi River and pretty nice accomodations, although I don't know if its worthy of the price tag ($660 - 800 for a double).
I went just after the elections this year and it was not a very good time to be in Zimbabwe. But, due to the circumstances I was able to get in for half price, which seemed about right. The rangers were excellent but we didn't have a tracker the whole time and never even saw a lion and only once in three days saw a leopard. There were plenty of giraffes and elephants and being on the Zambezi River, we even had the pleasure of seeing hippos, crocodiles and some very exotic birds (ever see a "Jesus bird", a bird that literally walks on water???). I got some amazing photographs both at Matetsi and Singita in South Africa.
 
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