hi, i am looking for advice on Sabi Sand and Chobe NP
travel date is southern hemisphere winter months - June, July, or August 2017
For SS, plan to stay 4D3N and keep the budget to 5000 ZAR pppn max.
that should eliminate many choices.
however, i am still left with enough options and confused on the following
1/ do i need to pay single supplement for a 3rd person? do i avoid that by sharing same room, or choose lodging that has 'triple/family room'? any recommendation on lodging based on this criteria and above budget? i should also mention that i like lodges that have waterhole in front of them.
2/ is north or south SS better ? which area has better game? really would like to see leopards and rhinos and the usual lions. can jeeps from lodging in the north access area in south by crossing the river and vice versa? my definition of north vs south is the area divided by the Sand River traversing through it http://www.sabisands...i_sands_map.asp
For Chobe NP, plan to stay 3D2N and am looking at the houseboats to get the 'river safari' experience.
would like to keep the budget to < $400 USD pppn
1/ how many houseboats companies are there out there? it seems like the most well-known are the Zambezi Queen and Chobe Princess. i noticed Chobe Princess actually dock outside the Chobe NP (Impalila Island) and not located within? and Zambezi Queen is outside of my budget.
2/ can you do river safari only on houseboat, or can you also do land safari (by paying extra, i guess)?
3/ if i dont do houseboat, then i think it would be nice to have a tented camp (canvas) experience. what are my options besides 'Chobe Under Canvas'?
any advice will be appreciated, thank you!
Edited by simby, 22 September 2016 - 06:32 AM.