Best safari companies

Old Jul 4th, 2010, 09:36 PM
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Best safari companies

Can someone give a list of the best safari companies? Is November a bad time for a safari? Thanks!
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 03:58 AM
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Hi there

Which destinations do you have in mind?

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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 05:29 AM
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Africa is a large continent with many safari destinations. So advise which country/ies are of interest.
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 07:25 AM
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We would want your classic african safari..to be honest I don't know if Tanzania is better than Kenya or South Africa. We would want to see as much wildlife as possible and are active in our 40's
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There are lots of great trip reports on here to get a sense of what you may want. I've been to 6 countries including all 3 you mention-hard to say any one is "better" than the other-depends on your priorities. ( migration. Off road driving. Night drives. Particular species.. Local culture. Etc)
I'm a big fan of & Beyond. Also vey happy with my experiences with Cheli& Peacock.

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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 09:41 AM
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November can be good in Southern Africa but it is also very hot and can be the start of the rainy season. Others may know more about Kenya/Tanzania regarding seasons.

A few questions for you?

Do you have an idea of budget as this will have a big impact on what type of safari you can consider and how long you can go for? Peak season/high quality can cost between USD600-900 per person per night.

When you say classic, do you mean a lodge type safari or quality camps or a mobile camping safari?

Did you want just a safari or are you combining with coast/vic falls/cape town?
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Thanks for the feedback.

I was thinking 4000-5000pp for a 10 day safari. Elephants, lions, rhino , zebras etc were the animals we would love to see. A mobile camping safari is fine just as long as the accomindations are clean and decent. Probably wouldn't be combining additional sightseeing on this trip. Thanks again!
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 12:16 PM
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I did a trip in your price range last may. Click on my name to find the trip report. It was fantastic. I can give you my travel agents' name if you wish.
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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While your planning, suggest you pick-up a copy of "Fodor's Complete Safari Planning Guide" Lots of useful info - when, where, how much, etc. etc.
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Here is a chart that shows the best wildlife viewing in Africa throughout the year. As climate patterns change, any chart becomes less reliable.

http://www.africa-adventure.com/dsp_besttime.html

If you are considering East Africa, this site shows perfect safari itineraries for Kenya/Tanzania throughout the year. Here are 5 for Nov.
http://www.kiliwarriors.com/safari_november.htm



Check out this index for lots of safaris and operators:
http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...port-index.cfm


I've gotten some great deals emailed to me for Phinda in South Africa in November. This is the AndBeyond company Nancej mentions.

Mobile camping--This can represent the highest or lowest ends of the market. The luxury mobiles, especially in the Serengeti are the high end--the $600-$900 mentioned by Lynneb. Group camping safaris at public campsites are the low end.
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Here's a list of safari companies we contacted, and the prices we were quoted:
http://porcupinelane.com/how-we-chos...parison-part-3

Or if the link above breaks, please just try: http://www.porcupinelane.com
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Old Aug 21st, 2012, 03:57 AM
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also contact Adventureland Safaris www.adventurelandsafari.com look like they`re the best Safari operator and Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing
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