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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp or Lion Sands River Lodge?

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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp or Lion Sands River Lodge?


We are going to South Africa for my husband's 50th birthday in September. The trip will include 4 nights in the Sabi Sand Game Rserve but we are torn between Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp and Lion Sands River Lodge (standard room). Pricing is not different enough to be a factor.

Which would you select and why?


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1. Re: Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp or Lion Sands River Lodge?

Ooh, This is a tough one. My first thought is: Celebrate his birthday in August, use the Lion Sands 4-for-3 that is on offer through 31AUG - and stay in one the Superior Luxury suites!

I was at them both in September - stopped by Lion Sands twice and stayed at Little Bush. These are two of the best-managed lodges in Sabi Sand.

I would answer your question with another question. Would you prefer the almost perfect combination of size, privacy, dining + good wildlife you find at Little Bush? Or would you prefer the energy and more diverse public space, more guests to mix with that comes with the larger Lion Sands River lodge + good wildlife + river frontage (2 rivers, actually, since they share traversing with next-door Kirkman's)? Let your own nature help you decide.

Dave Patterson - Owner - The Africa Safari

Edited: 1:45 pm, January 29, 2013
2. Re: Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp or Lion Sands River Lodge?

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