This is a bucket list trip for me and a friend and I want to ensure we have the experience of a lifetime on safari. How does one pick a location/operator/resort? There are so many to choose from and I have no idea where to start.
We are looking at mid-range pricing and probably at least 4-5 nights. I would love a location where we are truly with the animals and not in a traffic jam struggling to see the lion laying in the road. I want authenticity and a "real" experience. I have read about places in the trees with tents etc and that sounds perfect. We are not looking for a rustic experience, and running water would be nice. We are 2 women so those "extras" would be nice!
Any advice is welcomed and very much appreciated.