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Megan Kane-Berman

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Megan grew up at Londolozi, where her love for nature blossomed. With a degree in Visual Studies and Social Media Marketing, her journey came full circle when she joined the dynamic Londolozi Creative Hub, where her love for nature and visuals finds its ...

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I agree with you Megan, I think 4 nights is perfect for a 1st visit. I remember deliberating when booking our “once-in-a-lifetime” trip whether to stay 3 or 4 nights. We were so glad when we arrived we’d chosen 4.
Of course, we’d been at Founders for less than a day when we decided we just had to come back the next year and for 5 nights. The year after it was 6 nights. And so on……

There is certainly no rule regarding the perfect length of a safari.
The travel agencies often advise 3 days per camp or lodge. I don’t think that this is enough to really enjoy a place thoroughly. So I am staying approximately 8 days, maybe more at one place.
Then I can enjoy all the animals, big and small and especially my favorites, the leopards. And there is still a pangolin on my kist…

Terrific blog Megan and well illustrated. My feeling on planning a Safari is to stay as many days as your budget allows. For those of us traveling halfway around the world, it makes sense to stay at least two weeks, but it’s better if you can allocate three. Most safari travelers, especially first timers, will want to experience two-three camps and perhaps Capetown. I recommend that four days at any camp is the minimum stay, otherwise you’re not able to enjoy the full experience of a stay. My personal preference is a week’s stay at Londolozi in order to take advantage of all the camp activities in addition to other choices. I’m counting the months to my next visit to South Africa and seeing you all again at my African home.

Well that is subject that can differ from person to person. I would say stay as many nights as far as what your budget allows. It is such a stunning paradise and you don’t want to miss anything.

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