Originally Posted by bryce330
Hey GQ Geek - are you still planning on going at the end of August? Did you decide on a destination?
I'm trying to find a safari trip around New Year's/early January - I really want to see Victoria Falls as well so I am looking at a few trips that cover S. Africa/Botswana/Zambia.
If anyone else has any thoughts or experiences I would love to hear about them.
No. I was planning on going with a gf from Toronto but that fell through because we couldn't get get our vacations to coincide and I also need to use my vacation time this year for LSAT prep in September (which I hadn't been planning on before).
As I'm sure you noticed, my next big trip is going to be South America for 4 months (already enrolled in an Open Water scuba course), so I'll have to try and fit Africa into an xmas break if/when I get in to law school. I still want to go really badly, but I couldn't fill 4 months with it, and I really want to use the time to improve my spanish fluency.
FWIW, I was seriously considering Tanzania as my destination of choice. If I had unlimited budget, there are other places, but I felt Tanzania struck a decent balance between good value and being too crowded with tourists. As you'll see, safaris basically start at $500 pp per day and go up to about 1000. Some countries are more expensive than others, and not all safaris are created equally. Wish I could be more help but that's all I can really remember from my initial research.
Also, if you can afford it, go on a tour that takes you into the jungle looking for gorrillas. I can say from experience that the jungle is awesome and it would be an experience of a lifetime. Visiting countries like these really changes your outlook on things (maybe we should force artisan fan to spend some time in the jungle).