I thank anyone in advance who may be able to weigh in on this matter.
My wife and I are planning a South African safari for August of 2010. We are just about complete with our planning, but can't decide between our final two choices. We plan on visiting two lodges for three or four nights each. We have chosen Exeter Dulini. For our second lodge, we are torn between Lions Sands River Lodge and Ngala Tented Camps.
We have been told by many travel agents that it is a waste to visit two Sabi Sands resorts. This doesn't really make sense to us. Is everything so similar that it will get boring? Is Timbavati that different.
As far as Lion Sands we like that it will offer a different experience than Dulini as it is much larger and has more amenities. We also like the idea of the viewing decks on the river.
As far as Ngala Tented Camp we like that it is further away from Timbavati and may offer a different environment.
Both of these lodges have excellent reviews and I'm sure we would greatly enjoy either, but we are struggling making a call.
Any advice is welcome.