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What is your best safari destination in Southern Africa?

What is your best safari destination in Southern Africa?

Jun 4th, 2007, 02:26 AM
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What is your best safari destination in Southern Africa?

Dear Fodorites,

I'm starting this post so that everyone can share their experiences of safari lodges all over southern africa. Many of you have been to numirious lodges. Please give your rating of them.

Cheers,

JP
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Jun 6th, 2007, 08:04 PM
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I'm sending this to the top, because I'd like to know also, especially good value ones.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 08:14 PM
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"BEST" in what regard?

Best lodge/room?
Best food?
Best vehicles?
Best guides?
Best game drives?
Best for seeing lions, or leopards, or elephants, or birds, or ????
Best bang for the $$$$ cost?
We need a score card.
regards - tom
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Jun 6th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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I will premise this with the fact that watching wildlife interaction is my number one goal of Africa travel...not into the culture...so with that being said I love Mombo, Duba plains, Chitabe and Savute--all run by wilderness safari..I also love Zimbabwe, and keep going back...Makalolo, Mana pools...again Wilderness safari camps...have tried other camps but keep going back to wilderness...tehy seem to get the best concession areas...also love Mala Mala in south africa...everyone wants to claim it is liek a zoo, but when I can take a neophyte to Africa and in three days they have seen rhino, hung out with leopards, lions, it is not a bad palce to start
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Jun 7th, 2007, 01:58 AM
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Cary999,

I was thinking more in the line of an all round experience... Game viewing being the main objective.

Thanks,

JP
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Jun 7th, 2007, 02:42 AM
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Hi

I have only been to Djuma Vuyatela in South Africa (see my trip report on http://gardkarlsen.com/djuma_vuyatela_safari.htm ) and that was lovely. It was expensive but it was amazing to get that close to the animals. I hope that I can do it again some day and maybe try out another place to compare the experience

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