Specific questions I need you help to answer:
We're still debating the vehicle for Kruger, we're thinking 4x4 but would you go with lodges/tented acommodation or one of those fully equiped vehicles with the tent on top? I'm thinking the former as it would save a lot of time breaking down the camp before we can go out on game drives..
If you want to go to Tsendze then you'll need camping equipment, no huts there. Other than that you
Are there any aspects of this part of the trip where you think we've not allowed enough time or conversely have allowed too much time, to achieve our objective or to get between sites?
Would you recommend any amendments to the Kruger camps we have in mind, bearing in mind my travelling companion has a desire to see a range of scenery and leopard
and my desire to see doggies
plus the obvious issue of needing to include the wilderness trail?
We'd like to include some sunset/night and morning guided drives, which camps would you recommend for which?
I would not do Letaba and Olifants on the same trip, they are quite close to each other. I'd add another night at Olifants or a night at Satara. Other than that your timings are spot on. You realise that you have a lot of packing up so I won't mention that. Just remember that you have to be out of your accommodation by 9am so doing a morning guided activity might be pushing it a bit, depending on the timings.
I'd always recommend a drive from Lower Sabie, the guides there are brilliant, I've never had a bad drive.
Which accommodation options would you recommend for each camps?
Always try to get a perimeter (U or V), especially at Lower Sabie and Olifants. The BD3U bungalows at Lower Sabie have been renovated and are fantastic. I've only stayed in the luxury safari tents in Tamboti but I'm told the ones in LS are good as well and in a less busy area that the bungalows.
Hope this helps and enjoy your trip.
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