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First Time: Kili and east Africa or Vic Falls and Southern Africa ?????

First Time: Kili and east Africa or Vic Falls and Southern Africa ?????

Feb 9th, 2010, 07:33 AM
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First Time: Kili and east Africa or Vic Falls and Southern Africa ?????

Hello fellow Fodorites. We are planning a trip for this July 2010. We had originally planned on hitting Vic Falls , Kili and doing a 3-4 day safari. This being a nine day on the ground trip I figured no brainer. We had done similar trips in australia and Thailand. But I can see the logistics of africa are a bit different. So, given your druthers, should we do Kili (just a view not a trek) and a safari or Vic falls and a safari. Which is the most impacting. Are there better safaris for seeing migrations, elephants, hippos and giraffes in either location? Is the crater and Kili a better choice than Vic falls? Your opinions are greatly valued.
Thanks in advance.
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Feb 9th, 2010, 07:51 AM
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For July, if the begining of the month... definitely Tanzania in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti. If late-July, then Kenya's Masai Mara. Both for the migration and deserve minimum 3/nts for either.

The best place to "view" Kili is actually from Amboseli park in Kenya.

While the Crater is unique to Tanzania, depending on when visiting if early, it can be included easily. If later in the month, can also be done, if somewhat hectic.

Trying to get to/from Vic Falls will eat up minumum 3/days of your 9; not recommended if visitors have less than 16-21/days.
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Feb 9th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Thank you.
Which would you do Vic fall from Joberg and a safarie OR Kili and safari vias Kil or Nairobi?
Thanks again
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Feb 9th, 2010, 01:34 PM
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If Vic Falls from JNB, is a 2/hr flight each way, which fares aren't inexpensive. Visa required whether visiting VFA from the Zimbabwe or Zambia side. But where would you safari? In Zimbabwe? Zambia? Botswana? or South Africa?

Why for July, I suggested East Africa, whether Kenya or Tanzania dependent on if visiting early in July or later in the month. Visa required for entry to both Kenya and Tanzania. For US passport holders, cost is USD$100/person for Tanzania (most other nationalities is USD$50/person) and if transiting via Kenya, also a Yellow Fever inoculation required with proof of same for entry. Kenya Visa is still $25/person (may go back up to $50 by mid-year).
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Feb 9th, 2010, 04:33 PM
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Sandi Thanks. We are planning on departing the States on 7/17 and arriving in NBO or JRO on7/18. Thanks for the insight.
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