Last minute safari planning

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Aug 14th, 2013, 12:16 PM
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I can't find anything luxury for 5-7K for ten days. Where do I find that? Everything seems around 10K. How much commision do these agents make?
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Aug 14th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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I don't think you are going to find any camp that meets all your parameters......especially something like a "luxury" camp that doesn't serve wine.

You need to work with a good agent. Have you contacted any of the ones suggested here? If not, do so. Otherwise, try a holiday in a location that is more fitting your budget, time constraints and planning skills.

Good luck.
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Aug 15th, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Check &Beyond's website for last minute deals, and you may be able to put something together for Botswana. We did 10 days last fall in Zimbabwe. Loved every minute, including Victoria Falls. With your budget you could probably do Mana Pools (which we couldn't afford) and Hwange. Worked with Zambezi Safari's Victoria Falls office. Contact Chris Worden: [email protected] and if there IS availability at the camps, he should be able to put together a great trip for you. Tell him the Woodard's sent you. You will need to take care of your getting to J'burg and back, but he can take care of everything from that point.

Here is a short video of our experience at Davisons' Camp in Hwange. Is this "lux" enough for you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-DKeepSYE0
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Aug 15th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Thanks. I have been reading a lot and speaking with some different agents. It seems that Singita is really the best though based on what I am reading or maybe their marketing materials, like the youtube videos are very good! I can get Singita for just a little more than the other camps so I am leaning towards them. The other luxury camps are probably still "luxury" but I am guessing they would be a little more rough around the edges. Like Singita would be a Ritz Carlton and the others a W Hotel or something like that.
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Aug 15th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Singita, ok, so what have you been seeing for $$$$ per day per person. Just curious.

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