Our African safari tour operator provided great coordination and a fabulous agenda. They made appropriate, knowledgable suggestions based on their experiences that truly enhanced our trip. They were attentive and communicated well. Frankly, I was hesitant about a second safari trip because the first one was so amazing. Guess what, we were not disappointed!! It was unique in it's own way and completely amazing. I have come to the conclusion that I LOVE AFRICA!!
Savuti Camp (Linyanti Concession in Botswana) was fabulous. The setting and the people were great. It was amazing to see the elephants, giraffes and kudus right from your lodge or the dinner table. The game viewing was great and we had a great guide, Gwist! We saw 9 lions and 7 leopards and got really up close and personal. In addition, we got into a huge herd of elephants that created it's own excitement.
Meno A Kwena in the Okavango Delta was rustic yet wonderful and had a beautiful setting. The zebras were migrating so it was a gorgeous sight viewing them from across the river. The food there was INCREDIBLE, the best we had. And the management so nice and personable. Normally, I would say I'm not a fan of rustic, but this place was magnificent!
Tongabezi Lodge (Victoria Falls, Zambia side) was also fabulous. A great way to relax and unwind and prepare to face reality. It was a beautiful setting and a peaceful, relaxed environment. We really liked the way they treated you individually and tried to do something special for you while a guest, from eating at the lookout to dinner on one of their boats. I could definitely get used to being spoiled - from having meals on the table at our request to having a bath ready every evening. FABULOUS! And Vic Falls - amazing and beautiful!! We even went to the Devil's Pool.
Camp Okavango ended up being our least favorite place. It was not as exciting as the other places and did not have the individual feel that the other camps had.
African Safari Tips from Zicasso:
A safari is typically one of the most complex trips to plan. We encourage you to read Zicasso's African safari reviews page to get a feel for the various experiences from other travelers. It's a daunting set of choices: Which countries, national parks or private game reserves, lodges vs. camps (which are further divided into permanent tented, mobile tented, etc.); what time of the year for best game viewing, luxury level, what other experiences besides seeing the wildlife, etc....just to name a few decisions! Each of the safari travel specialist partners on Zicasso have been thoroughly vetted by us for their expertise and experience in guiding travelers through this complex set of decisions. Working with one of them is highly recommended so you maximize success on a safari trip.
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