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Advice for "right" combo of few crowds, lots of & variety of animals, some comfort, and not outrageously priced? And is this a good time to visit, or should we just go to Kanya/Tanzania?

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    Going to Disney World at end of Oct w friends & their kids. But want a week before or after to chill out. Advice for something relatively near by? Prefer beach or boat! over 6 years ago

    Answered by TravelEater via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • coast near Fort Lauderdale or North Miami Beach (depending on how you feel about crowds, lots going on in Ft Lauderdale) are good options. You should be able to get a nice house or condo with a pool and walking distance to the beach. Kelly over 6 years ago
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    Oops, meant to post the "answer" above as a separate question. Wish there was a delete button..... over 6 years ago

    Answered by TravelEater via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    We did a safari in Botswana in September, though it is dry season from about April - November so you should be ok in July/Aug. It was a great experience with a wide variety of wildlife from lions, buffalo, elephants and giraffe to a wide range of birds, warthogs, and many types of antelope. We camped and it was good weather, though I think it can get pretty cold at night in June/July. Not too many people around either.

    I've always wanted to go to Namibia for a totally different experience. I haven't been yet so can't compare. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Kelly via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    We drove across Botswana, Namibia, Zambia for a month in September and had a brilliant time. (2 adults and 2 kids).

    Not a lot of crowds, we didnt have any trouble getting accommodation / campsites and plenty of animals. My favourite was Zambia for the safari parks - South Luangwa National Park is amazing. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Lisa via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    July - August is cooler in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

    Deciding which country to visit depends on what kind of safari experience you are hoping for.

    Here are a few advantages that may help you decide:

    South Africa offers a variety of malaria-free safari destinations. South Africa has so much to offer it really is tough to pick one of the plus points. In South Africa you can combine a whole African experience into one trip with ease depending on which part you choose. The Western Cape (the Cape Town area in particular) offers safaris, cultural experiences, winelands tours and Table Mountain.

    Botswana has a large portion of the Okavango Delta running through it making for the most beautiful lush surrounds with loads of great wildlife and bird life spotting opportunities. The winters in Botswana are pleasant and the nights are cool. During the day temperatures are in the 20 degree Celsius area.

    Namibia is great if you are keen to experience adventure with your safari. Sky-diving, quad biking, paragliding, game fishing and loads of other adventure activities are very popular in Namibia. Etosha National Park is the best place in Namibia for a wildlife spotting safari.

    It all boils down to the kind of diversity you're looking for on your trip. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Discover Africa via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Thanks! That's great advice! I ended up picking Namibia and Kruger and Cape Town in South Africa. Should be great! almost 6 years ago

    Answered by TravelEater via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    You'll have a ball, I loved Namibia and very keen on Cape Town next year. over 5 years ago

    Answered by LisaF via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Thanks! Just have to buy a new camera. And learn how to use it :-)
    How many days til July? over 5 years ago

    Answered by TravelEater via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Southern hemisphere winter is the best time to visit on safari. You should think Zambia too perhaps and Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side is fantastic too over 5 years ago

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    Botswana.....no question! over 5 years ago

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    Thank you! All super helpful :-) over 5 years ago

    Answered by TravelEater via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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