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Was your African Safari your #1 or # 2 Best Trip Ever

Was your African Safari your #1 or # 2 Best Trip Ever

May 4th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
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#1 Trip by far. You don't have to DO something every minute...just getting into the rhythem
of living at the jungle's pace....go out early at dawn and take a nap in the height of the heat,
go back out for another activity in the early evening..cocktails and conversation after
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May 4th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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There is something truly romantic and timeless about going on safari. In fact, I do believe that I fell in love with Africa after my first trip to Tanzania in 2008 (much to the dismay of friends and family who say, "What?! You're going to Africa AGAIN?). I try to explain to my family and friends that safaris are dynamic as you never know what's going to happen from minute to minute and everything is always changing. It's very different than just staring at a building or monument (not that I don't like doing that - it's just a different kind of experience).

Tanzania was my first safari (I had been to Egypt before that) and I certainly have no regrets over choosing it as a destination as opposed to another country. However, I must say that my Botswana/Victoria Falls/South Africa trip was spectacular and nudges out Tanzania in my mind for the #1 spot - but that may only be because it was more recent. I still feel like I got back yesterday! Of course, that could be because I have cheetah and leopard pictures all over the place to remind me I was there and what I saw

Relax and enjoy the experience that is Tanzania and the African safari! I hope you have an incredible time and be sure to come back and tell us if it was your #1 trip...
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May 5th, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Thanks for all the helpful input. We are working with Planet Africa, Wild Spirit, Simba and Naipenda on a 11 day trip which comes out to be 9 days actually out on safari using lodges such as Plantation House, Dunia and Oliver Camps and a Serena Lodge.
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May 5th, 2011, 09:23 PM
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Africa would definitely be my #1. Have travelled extensively in Australasia, Asia and Europe but would return to Africa in a heartbeat with Santorini/Greek Islands coming a close 2nd. If anywhere near Victoria Falls would strongly recommend doing the flying fox, "Foofie Slide" and Gorge swing for an adrenalin rush or a helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls. Loved Botswana, Okavango Delta Safari both on and off the water, Namibia,Zimbabwe and Zambia.
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May 6th, 2011, 05:38 AM
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Of those, I only know about Naipenda (have heard good reports) and I am sure your pricing will be less than what I posted on the "high end" thread where you asked for the costs of a 9 day trip.
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