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Old Nov 1st, 2008, 05:24 PM
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I haven't been to Botswana but what is not to love about Tanzania??!! Our safari was last year (www.pbase.com/pattyroth) and we also had a brief safari in Kenya years ago, which was also wonderful. The animals, the land, the culture, the people, the ambiance, etc.
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Old Nov 1st, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Thanks DianeJF & safarichcuk for your input on keeping camera from getting dusty. Walmart here I come!
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Just like the destinations you mentioned are different from each other, both NappaMatt and Nyamera are entirely correct.

Let us know what you decide.
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Old Nov 6th, 2008, 06:49 AM
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Thanks everyone, we have never been unhappy with anywhere we have traveled in the world . . . I organized Botswana for me, my husband and another couple and will do the same for this trip, so their expectations are quite high. I believe we will do the gorillas from Uganda and Northern Tanzania. We'll time the trip with the best time for the gorillas. We are in the $700-800 per person range for Tanzania, Uganda we will pay what it takes. I'm looking for suggestions of smaller camps in Tanzania, or even private camping. Also, we don't really want to move everyday and lots of the package tours having such a schedule . . . how many nights per "camp" location would you recommend? We did three nights each camp in Botswana, which we found perfect for us. Mahalo.
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The nights per camp tends to be less in Tanzania than Botswana. Two is more typical there, even one.

I've done 2 and also 3 at Tarangire and liked the 3 nts there. If you go to Manyara, 2 should be enough and 1 is typical. I'd do at least 2 at the crater if you are not pressed for time. When I did 3 there, one day was hiking. That was ok.
I'd spend 4-6 in the Serengeti, maybe at 2 places, depending on what month you go.

For minimal rain for gorillas June, July, Aug is good.

Would you consider Rwanda for gorillas? If you want to see chimps in Kibale, Murchison Falls, and Queen Elizabeth, then Uganda is the best choice. If you are looking for the easiest logsitcs to/from the gorillas and usually the best viewing experience, I'd suggest Rwanda.
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