We will be in Botswana at the end of September 2012. We plan to stay in 2 camps for 3 days each. We currently have 3 nights reserved at Vumbura Plains. Our first choice for the prior 3 nights is Savuti (Wilderness Safari Classic Camp); however, it is only available for 2 nights. Savute Safari Lodge (Desert and Delta) is available on our dates as is Sandibe (& Beyond). From other postings, I have read the following:
Savute Safari Lodge gets good reviews, especially for the site. But since it is located in a National Park, there is no off-road driving, no night drives, and potentially more people.
Sandibe gets great reviews for the gaming, but mediocre reviews on comforts of site. Because it is in a private concession, there are no restrictions on driving. One reviewer commented on the smallness of the concession, thus driving in circles.
We would prefer a camp in price range of a classic camp since we are already staying at one premier camp. Other camps in these areas are
booked -- Chitabe, for example, and Savuti, as I already mentioned.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Also, 2 of the 4 of us have one extra day after Vumbura before flying home from Joburg. We will have spent 2 nights there earlier in trip and we will have already visited Victoria Falls. Suggestions for an extra day or 2?