safari botswana itinerary help

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Jun 1st, 2005, 05:24 AM
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safari botswana itinerary help

For a June '06 safari, a few questions. My friend and I are planning to go to 3 different camps followed by Victoria Falls (Zambia side). We want to make sure we have opportunities for seeing elephant herds and birds as well as the other animals, and we want some water activities. Would you recommend 3 nights rather than 2 at each camp or a mix? How many nights at Vic Falls? I've gotten a few suggested itineraries to select from. Please comment:
1. Duma Tau 3 nights
Nxabega 2 nights
Sandibe 3 nights

2. Sandibe 3 nights
Nxabega 3 nights
Impalila Island Lodge (Namibia) 3 nights

3. Kwara Camp 3 nights
Kwando Lebala Camp 3 nights
Muchenje Safar Lodge 3 nights

for all of these, the hotel at victoria falls is a choice of Zambezi Sun or Tongabezi. All advice welcome. Thanks!
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Jun 1st, 2005, 06:10 AM
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If elephants and birds are a priority then Impalila Island Lodge is a must.
I have stayed there twice, once in september 2003 and once in august 2004.
The birding is phenomenal with good opportunities to see some of the area specials.
Watching elephants at sunset from the boats is another special. A typical evening "cruise" will probably yield 500+ elephants.
Predator sightings are not so frequent but lots of antilope and hippos
The food at Impalila is to die for.
The different Kwando camps will give you a good opportunity to see predators.
I can not speak for the other camps.
If you book directly with Islands in Africa they should also be able to put together a good package for Kwando, with whom the have a close relationship


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