Looking for some insights. I have safari'ed in 6 countries (20 lodges) and have been to SS before (Rattrays). Likely the best game experience overall. I am planning another trip for photography but am traveling solo this time. I have previously stayed at 11 and beyond properties and while I know Kirkmans is not considered one of the best (large and a "traditional" ambiance) it does seem to have a good location (bordering Mala Mala) and the rates are very good, including no single supplement. I was considering staying here and at Exeter to take advantage of 4 for 6 deal, but i know Exeter can have 8 in a truck. Rattray's 4. My thinking is this...with the money I save at and beyond camps (literally 50% less than most places given the no single supp and the 4 for 6) am I not better staying there and renting a SUV for half my stay? If I do this...should I stay all 6 days at Kirkman or split it between 2 parts of the park?
I was planning on also going to Ngala and Phinda to mix things up...
thanks for any thoughts.