HELP- need to decide between 3 safaris tonight-

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Jul 5th, 2012, 10:00 AM
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HELP- need to decide between 3 safaris tonight-

We definitely want to mix the history/ political with the safari which is why we have JB & CT. Trip is for a family of 3, 2 adults, 1 teenager. this is our first trip to Africa.
Choices-
#1
Cape town 5 nights
Little Bush lodge in sabi Sabi sabi reserve at Sabi Sands -3 nights
JB -2
Victoria Hall Hotel 2
Ngoma Lodge outside of Chobe 3 nights or Mujenge or Savanna lodge, all outside of Chobe Park
We prefer not to do a water based camp like the savanna lodge.

#2
CT- 4
Phinda- 3
Ngala 2
Kirkland 2
JB 2
VF 2

#3
CT- 4
Mala Mala 4
JB 2
Hwange - Little Makalolo in Zimbabwe 3
VF 2

Thank you for your feedback. I know i have posted some of this before and have received comments.Thank you for your time and patience. I greatly appreciate as i do have to decide tonight or i will lose the air and land. And everything is booked.
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Jul 5th, 2012, 02:26 PM
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For me it would be the one with the most safari.

Or, drop one of the three. With the now two assign them heads and tails. Get a coin, toss it, which one do you hope wins? (Go for two out of three if you have two ).

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Jul 5th, 2012, 03:34 PM
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thank you.
As beautiful as CT is said to be I would rather see game.
have you been to any of these lodges?
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Jul 5th, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Of the choices, #3.
I've been to MalaMala (3x) and wouldn't hesitate to go again and I want to go to Hwange.

Have fun!
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Jul 5th, 2012, 07:06 PM
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FWIW at this time, I've been to MalaMala three times, a great camp, one of the best in Africa. I've been to Ngala-Safari Lodge (not Tented) and would not go back. Ive been to Kirkmans (Sabi Sand), not Kirklands?, and it was excellent and would go back.

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Jul 5th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Yes, I made a typo. It is Kirkman -&Beyond property. What didn't you like about Ngala? the location? It doesn't make sense to combine Kirkman & Mala Mala. I only wish i had a Botswana trip to add to the Mala Mala.
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Jul 5th, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Yes, I made a typo. It is Kirkman -&Beyond property. What didn't you like about Ngala? the location? It doesn't make sense to combine Kirkman & Mala Mala. I wish i had a Botswana trip to add to the Mala Mala.
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Jul 5th, 2012, 10:09 PM
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#3. I agree with the other comments about Mala Mala. I've been to Hwange a couple of times, Makalolo Plains (in the same area as Little Makalolo) and Somalisa nearby. I think you'd like the area, although I think you'll see more game in MM.
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Jul 5th, 2012, 11:33 PM
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Ngala property for Ngala Lodge and Ngala Tented camps (two different camps) are on a strange shaped piece of property. Here is a map showing that -
http://www.ngala.co.za/ngala-map/
At top in that little sliver of land is Ngala Lodge, Ngala Tented is down towards the side middle. In Sep of 2008 I spend eight nights at Ngala Lodge. For every game drive we drove down that sliver of property to the main area around Ngala Tented. This drive of about 20-30 mins each way was basically a wast of time and effort.

And it does indeed not make a lot of sense to do both MM and Kirkmans, they border each other, terrian is much the same.

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Jul 6th, 2012, 09:13 AM
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has anyone stayed at Little bush lodge?
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