My husband's first trip to Cape Town, my second early Feb 2012. A safari is a must. Want to wow him with spectular game drives - lots of game, lots of variety, big five, up close and personal without crowds of other vehicles/people and exceptional accomodations. I enjoyed lions walking close enough to reach out and pet, rhinos and giraffes within 25 ft, and multitudes of other animals with 5 star accomodations, but didn't see all big five or the vast herds of the Serengti.
Have only 5 days to safari if we count one day to get to our destination and back (from Cape Town). Have been advised we do the Serengiti, but research suggests 5 days isn't enough time for it. Do we have time, or should we wait till we're retired and have more time?
Garonga is a 2011 TripAdvisor winner, but I can't get an idea about the quality of the game drives from the reviews. Are we better off in Kruger and if so, where/which lodge/group (although have heard it's so big, you can drive for hours and see nothing exceptional).
Suggestions/recommendations greatly appreciated!