the best place for safari in africa???

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12. Posted by CapMorgan (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

We spent some time in Namibia on Safari ,, really really good. very natural untoutched feel about the whole place , one of favourate spots was a camp called Stiltz Lodge in Swakopmund and Palmwag Adventurer Camp in Damaraland

13. Posted by etretr (Inactive 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

For those of you who have taken safaris in the Serengheti and Ngorongoro, do you think it's best to book an organized tour ahead of time, or can I wait until I'm in Arusha or somewhere? I'm planning to be there in March or so, and definitely travelling on a budget. Thanks!

14. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Unless you are going to be in Africa for a while and are used to negotiating with the locals, I would suggest pr booking. While there are a number of companies, small and large, in Arusha and you can book while you are there, it is hard to tell if you are getting a reputable company or a man with a 4x4. The prices are like for like whether you book in advance or locally. If you do decide to book in Arusha, do some research on local companies before you go, and DO NOT book a trip with any touts on the street. Lots of them will ask for a deposit up front so they can get supplies and you won't see them again. Try booking through compaines operating through the hostel/hotel you are staying in.
In Moshi the hotels have Masai at the front door to keep the touts out so you know any guides inside a legitmate. They tend to hand around reception and the bar promoting themselves. I meet a great Killi guide in Moshi this way.

15. Posted by naseem (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i have only been to kenya on safaries. And yes in some parks there are a lot of 'white vans', But there are even some private lodges that cater for few people and you don't see any 'whitevans'.

I was last in kenya and the mara in july of this year and went on a private camping safari, in the mara it was beautifull and the sounds at night were something else.

I heard lions roaring and at first didn't know what the sound was, so my husband was like 'dah' that is a lion. and then the watchman said the sound was coming from across the river nothing to worry about as the site had discret electric fence, so 'PHEW' i had a good night sleep and saw these beautifull animals the next morning.

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