As part of an Around the World trip, I am planning to spend 2 weeks in South Africa: 4 days in Capetown, 3 in Kruger, 2 in Victoria Falls, and am looking for a wonderful safari experience for an additional 4 days or so.
Here are my concerns so far:
- It has been difficult to find a safe, relatively clean, highly rated safari (tent or lodge) that is at an affordable price. In addition, I will be going end of March/early April and have been told this is not the best time to view the big 5. Many of the higher rated safari lodges are in the range of $1000 per day plus (per couple). Due to my other travels, I want a great experience, but need to keep my costs manageable.
Any recommendations on a safari? Any locations or parks that you would recommend for game viewing in March/April?
Any other advice for my trip to South Africa?
Thanks very much for your help!