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Take powerful SUVs and ATVs and bash some sand dunes in a desert! Courtesy: https://visitabudhabi.ae Courtesy: https://visitabudhabi.ae


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I can show you my experience in guided and self-drive safaris. That's my experience and it could be different depending on the parks, the weather and other conditions. My experience is limited to Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, which are on the East side of Africa, and Senegal, which is at the north; and there are not too many game parks. I have in mind a travel ...


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I’m planning to visit the souks and take a desert safari including dinner at a campsite during my 5 day holiday in Dubai Chances of such an encounter in a Souk are negligible, Those are crowded places and snakes don't roam around there even if Dubai is a desert. This is possible, chances are that you may see one on a desert safari. Desert safaris are really ...


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Pilanesberg offers the Big Five and more wildlife and is a relatively small park compared to for instance Kruger National Park. This allows you to cover most of the park in a few days and see plenty of animals. We even saw wild dogs! The park is owned by the North West province and entrance for the day will cost you R65 per adult, which is about 5 Euros. ...


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There is a "älgsafari" just outside Markaryd in Småland, went there with my kids this summer and they loved it. It's a drive-through safari, I don't think you're allowed on foot.


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Our family of three had a three-week trip to Botswana, flying in and out of Johannesburg. Our trip was a hybrid of self-drive and budget safari package. We rented a normal road car in Johannesburg, drove to Gaborone and visited a friend, then drove with the friend up to Kasane in the north-east. We stopped in various places and took group safari expeditions ...


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Our driver and Masai spotter in Kenya certainly noticed animals before any of the tourists had spotted them. I think we would have completely missed some if we were on our own. Driving between the parks is generally not too difficult, even if some of the roads are terrible. My suggestion is therefore to do the majority of the travelling yourselves between ...


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OK, I've spent two trips in Kruger, in the south, one later in the year, and one in autumn. Firstly, it's important to note that even Kruger's own website says that August is fantastic, as the grass is dry, and game tends to go towards the water sources, which you can drive to. It will be chilly for the early morning game drives though. Note that the ...


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Here's a BBC story about an elk sighting near Gothenburg, a major city in southern Sweden. It's a bit dramatic, but illustrates a point about availability.


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The Pilanesberg is most definately a primary safari destination! It has the big-five animals and also cheetah and wild dogs. There are six game hides located at dams where you can sit and watch birds and mammals. Kwa Maritane lodge has a hide at the lodge so you can watch by day and night. In addition to self-drive and guided safaris, visitors can take a ...


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I have been through the park in the daytime and the night time, and spent a day at Kwa Maritane which borders on the park and certainly qualifies as "very luxury". I enjoyed it tremendously. You can see some of the pictures I took on the daytime trip (with a crappy 2005-era camera) on my blog post about it. I did not see a lion in Pilanesberg, though one of ...


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If all you want to do is see Kilimanjaro in the distance you can just drive out along the A23 a bit. Easily doable in the time you have. That's as close as I got so I'll let someone else add a more detailed answer. The closest point of the A23 to Kilimanjaro is about 80km from downtown Arusha, and the road is a decent one. My memory is hazy, and we weren't ...


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In the park, at Skukuza, there is an Avis rent a car. Since some tourists fly into Skukuza, it's convenient for this to exist. Prices will vary depending on time of year and your requirements, and we don't tend to permit price-shopping answers on here as things change constantly, but have a look and see what you can find. From my experience, a vehicle ...


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There are different vantage points to view Mount Kilimanjaro. If you are arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport during the daytime hours, you can see the mountain out of the plane window. Otherwise, as you leave the airport onto the main highway (A23), you will see the mountain on a clear day. Other vantage points are on the Machame road near Moshi ...


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For Moose Safaris with guaranteed wild sightings just 2 hours from Stockholm, check out Wild Sweden. ** disclosure - affiliated with company.


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We have timeshare at Pilanesberg and I'm not sure I'd agree that it is worth being a primary travel goal. If you are in SA already and looking for something to do for a weekend / long weekend, then sure. I'd go to the Kruger Park way before Pilanesberg. If you have foreign currency to spend, then you can look at some of the upmarket private reserves ...


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Please keep in mind that a considerable portion of the cost of a safari is the park fees. These fees continue to increase as these safaris become more popular. With this in mind, it limits the extent of discount available.


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In my limited experience, all game-viewing is a matter of luck. You will almost certainly not see everything you hoped to see, wherever you go: the wild is wild, and many animals are doing their best not to be seen. So no place can guarantee you will see what you want to see, but you can have a fantastic experience anyway. Suggestion: buy a birding guide. ...


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