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Old 08-19-2008, 03:37 AM
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OK, other than cruising does anyone share our love of going on an African Safari ? We are in the middle of planning another one.
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Yes, We loved it and want to go back some day. We were in South Africa at Kruger National Park and stayed at Sabi Sabi lodge. It was absolutely wonderful and an experience of a lifetime.

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On our first Safari, we were told that if we wanted an old world Safari to stay away from Kruger National Park (2002) at that time we were told that on the game drives we would encounter many land rovers and camps that would be open to 20-30 people, so we went with small camps in Botswana and Zimbabwa that only took 8 couples, now I undertand that at Kruger they have really cut down on the number of people and a camp like Mala Mala is really only 16 couples or Ratatray is 8 couples. We don't want to be out there with a lot of Land Rovers, we have seen pictures of 30 or more Land Rovers at one time! We also love CapeTown. What camp did you stay at ?
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Sabi Sabi has 3 camps. They have a great web site so make sure you go to it.

We never saw any other land rovers while we were out in the park unless we were meeting for a "Boma". We got to see the big 5 plus many other animals up close including a Chetah that ran right past me about 10 feet from where I was sitting. Anyways, we never felt like we were crowded in the park. It's a huge park.
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sabi sabi www.sabisabi.com is a private game reserve. Very high class . We stayed at Bush Lodge for 4 nights

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Old 08-21-2008, 06:26 PM
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Beautiful camp, there is nothing like a Safari vacation, I just hate the flight over to get there.
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The flight there was bad yes. But the flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta was a nightmare. We spent 21 hours on the plane. We first flew to Capetown and then to some island for refueling and then on the Atlanta.

Going there, Atlanta to Capetown was about 11 hours.

But, I would go again in a heartbeat to revisit Kruger and Sabi Sabi.

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Old 08-22-2008, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for letting us know Kruger is not a traffic jam. I will say camps all aroung Kruger as beautiful.
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I just priced out the Bush Lodge. It is all inclusive (food, drinks, snacks, 2 safaris/day etc...) also it is A1 First Class all the way.
Low season costs $535/person per night. So for 3 nights (that's 6 safaris) it would be $1600 per person. That isn't cheap but do-able. I can't see spending more than 3 or 4 nights in the bush. (at least not a $535/nt/person)

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If the cruise ships get much larger, as seen by the deck plans for the new Oasis of the Seas, they will be setting up Game reserves so that African Safaris may become a thing of the past!! Super Bowl games will also be held at sea!!
What else might they do??

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