South Africa advice sought


Jun 16th, 2003, 02:15 PM
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South Africa advice sought


I'm a single, middle-aged woman who would like to travel to South Africa this summer from New York for 3 weeks and looking to stay under $3000 with possible trips to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia. I would like to know if this would be a proper forum to get linked up with another traveler, or if someone could recommend a package tour.

Thanks alot,

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Jun 17th, 2003, 03:53 AM
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Does your $3,000 budget include your airfare?
If yes, than you'll eat up almost 2/3rds with air (even using consolidators for your tickets) to SA, then to Victoria Falls r/t and air to/fr Namibia.

If the amount is land only - then it's best you have an idea of where in these countries you would like to visit.

South Africa is large with diverse areas of interest.
Likewise, Botswana has the Delta Area, notoriously expensive, in the NW - the Chobe area, a bit more reasonable near Botswana's Eastern border.
For Zimbabwe, you can fly into Victoria Falls and stay either there or across the border in Zambia.
And Namibia is another story altogether.

While you can probably find inexpensive accommodations, you will be hit with a single supplement for your accommodations.

Why not browse through a few guidebooks that cover Southern Africa for an idea of what sparks your interests in these countries; then give us a better idea of your specifics, and I'm sure those of us who have traveled to these destinations will have input.

You might want to contact OAT (Overseas Adventure Travel) they have a website:

they do trips to Africa, small groups, max 16 (usually less), have good itineraries and excellent costs. Age group between 40-70 (varies by trip). And if you're willing to share (and they can't find you a roommate, you don't get hit with the supplement). Check them out.

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