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  1. You are right Fred, this is a lifetime trip, and this is why I am extremely happy about the professional guidance. Appreciate your comments in this forum, thank you.
  2. Well, it seems you were right :-) I have to say that working with Pepe was an extremely pleasant experience... our group had a lot of questions and ideas, and she was incredibly patient. We ended up with the very interesting idea to split the trip into a "water" part and a "land" part: The "water" part: 7 days in Botswana, covering the Okovango delta, the Zambezi river and the Victoria falls The "land" part: 10 days in South Africa, covering Phinda, Sabi Sabi and a couple of other locations The whole trip will take place between end of May and mid June, and our travel group is already excited. If you plan a trip to southern Africa, I can only wholeheartedly recommend to get in contact with Pepe, you will not be disappointed. So... thanks to all of you for hooking me up with Pepe... I will for sure report back when the trip is over.
  3. Thank you Fred - I sure will. Kind regards, Robert
  4. Dallas - thank you for the reply! I am looking forward to chat with Pepe, as I am sure she knows a lot more than I do :-) I did look at your Photographers Travel website first, but I obviously misread the fact that you offer arrangements in Southern (instead of South) Africa. Anyway, thanks for picking this up and forwarding it. If anyone else wants to chime in and recommend places, I would be happy to hear. Kind regards, Robert
  5. Dear Fotozones members, I am turning to you to get some feedback and some ideas on a safari I am planning to join later this year. I am looking for input regarding locations and who can help with the trip planning. Here is what we know today: We are planning a ~3 weeks trip, starting around mid or end of May 2017. The group will be 4 people (2 pairs), and we don't want to extend the group. We would like to have our own guide(s) for the trip. We have roughly decided to focus on Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Because of the countries we have seen before, South Africa, Namibia, and the countries around Kenya and Tanzania are out of scope. 3 of the 4 people are photographers, so the focus of the trip should be primarily on safari / wildlife, but also on landscape / nature (for example, Victoria Falls), and this is the reason why I am posting this question here. We are looking for input on the following: Recommendations on which places to visit and which ones we can skip Recommendations on who can assist with planning the trip and book flights, lodges, hotels and arrange guides Other recommendations you feel might help Any input from your side is highly appreciated. My last visit to Africa was about 30 years ago, so consider me a newbie. I have looked at travel guides, but they are no substitute for the collective wisdom of people with experience. I am sure I missed some key information, so please let me know what other information I need to provide. Thank you very much in advance, Robert