Help! South Africa is overwhelming!
First, for those who are wondering about CAR, I haven’t forgotten about it, but it will be February 2017 so I will start planning around Jan-Feb 2016.
Now to South Africa: I’m going there in October, maybe with my family. Most importantly, here is a list of the animals I’m after:
- White Rhino
- Wild dogs
- African Civet
- Mountain Zebra
- Black-footed Cat
- Honey Badger (seen very well, but no photo)
- Pangolin (can always wish, but any tips are welcome)
- Brown Hyena
- Clawless Otter
- Spotted-necked Otter
Here are the places I was thinking of spending time in:
Kruger – 5 nights at 3 different areas (Satara, Mopani, Olifants)
Pilanesburg – 1 afternoon, night drive, morning
Marrick Safari – 2 nights plus previous afternoon and following morning
Mountain Zebra National Park – 1 afternoon, night drive, morning
Pattenberg Bay area – 1 day
De Hoop – 2 nights
Cape Town: Cage diving, scenic stuff – 3 days
West Coast National Park – 1 afternoon, night, morning
Does this sound like a good “fist time” trip to South Africa? I will also annex a 2-night “hop over” to Victoria Falls with flights from Johannesburg.
Any and all comments are welcome!! If I happen to not see any meerkats it won’t be the worst thing in the world. If I’m spending too much/too little time anywhere, please let me know. If You don’t think 1 night/morning is enough to try for caracals in West Coast NP, let me know.. really, any thoughts you might have. Even comments like “Tomer, don’t concentrate on wild dogs/brown hyena in South Africa because you can see them in the Kalahari whenever you’re in Botzwana sometime in the future” are welcome. Thanks so much in advance!!