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Forum: Africa
Feb 28, 21, 6:40 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi There, I would say Pezula in Knysna. It...

Hi There,

I would say Pezula in Knysna. It has beautiful sea views and is luxurious. The Plettenberg Hotel is part of Liz McGrath Collection and would be a good choice there. Great views and...
Forum: Africa
Feb 28, 21, 6:21 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi Dwugson, There is conflicting information...

Hi Dwugson,

There is conflicting information out there online. The rule is that the PCR test must be administered (swab in nose) <72 hours before you appear in front of the immigrations official...
Forum: Africa
Feb 28, 21, 12:44 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi cmtlatitudes, No, I do not recommend you...

Hi cmtlatitudes,

No, I do not recommend you go to the Serengeti in April. I recommend you go to South Africa, Botswana or both. I don't believe in the 45 year history of our company we have ever...
Forum: Africa
Feb 28, 21, 11:28 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi cmtlatitudes, Why don’t you go to...

Hi cmtlatitudes,



Why don’t you go to Southern Africa in April or May? You said “tentative”, so I assume you have not put money down yet? If so, then just switch to Southern Africa and do...
Forum: Africa
Jan 14, 21, 12:28 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi Sweetsleep, No judgement here! I live in...

Hi Sweetsleep,

No judgement here! I live in Minnesota and went on safari to Kenya and Tanzania in August 2020. We have had multiple American clients go to Zanzibar over the past three months. ...
Forum: Africa
Jan 10, 21, 5:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi There. I have been to both areas many times. ...

Hi There. I have been to both areas many times. Jamala and Malori are indeed the most high-end options in Madikwe and they are very high specification lodges. Madikwe is a fully fenced game...
Forum: Africa
Jan 3, 21, 4:07 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By SafariCraig

I have been planning safaris for over 15 years...

I have been planning safaris for over 15 years and I have only heard of people using points/miles as follows:

Protea Hotels in South Africa (no safari lodges). Protea is part of Marriott. People...
Forum: Africa
Oct 20, 20, 8:42 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

The flight-minibus-flight border crossing is not...

The flight-minibus-flight border crossing is not currently possible because of airport construction on the Kenya side. It is expected to be complete in July. The flight Serengeti to Ruaha to get to...
Forum: Africa
Oct 19, 20, 2:46 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

The northern Serengeti, like the Mara is...

The northern Serengeti, like the Mara is productive year round. It has higher vegetation density giving you a better shot at seeing leopards which will likely be lacking in the South and in the...
Forum: Africa
Oct 18, 20, 8:48 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

Great! I think you will really enjoy the lodges...

Great! I think you will really enjoy the lodges you have chosen and we all look forward to your feedback on this forum when you return. Enjoy.

Craig Beal - owner - Travel Beyond
Forum: Africa
Oct 17, 20, 1:56 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

Good choices. Do you mind telling us what agent?...

Good choices. Do you mind telling us what agent? I only ask as I recommended Chris and want to make sure that was a good recommendation.

Craig Beal - owner - Travel Beyond
Forum: Africa
Oct 15, 20, 10:49 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

If you only do two gorilla treks, you will meet...

If you only do two gorilla treks, you will meet the time requirements to leave Rwanda without the second test. The second test can be performed up in the mountains so it is not a challenge but just...
Forum: Africa
Oct 14, 20, 2:32 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

You really can't go wrong with any of these...

You really can't go wrong with any of these choices. I don't normally use Gibbs Farm as a base for a full day Crater safari but during the covid recovery period it is a good idea. The reason why is...
Forum: Africa
Oct 12, 20, 9:50 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi Aardvark0, Thanks for your contribution....

Hi Aardvark0,

Thanks for your contribution. Many entities are certainly "after" the Friedkin family. I don't know them and, again, I am anti-hunting. I do believe they made their billions by...
Forum: Africa
Oct 9, 20, 11:19 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,793
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi Folks, I work with Kota. I was born and...

Hi Folks,

I work with Kota. I was born and raised in Minnesota but my family is from Africa and all but 5 of my blood relatives on Earth live in South Africa. In my 16 years of working in the...
Forum: Africa
Sep 24, 20, 5:23 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By SafariCraig

BA_Jfan - off the top of my head, the only place...

BA_Jfan - off the top of my head, the only place in the Mara that I know of with a Kosher kitchen is Angama Mara. It is not listed on their website because the kitchen is new but the owner told me...
Forum: Africa
Sep 9, 20, 1:02 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,384
Posted By SafariCraig

This sounds risky based on current rules. There...

This sounds risky based on current rules. There are currently no scheduled commercial flights between the two countries. What airline is telling you otherwise?

Why don't you get a rapid PCR...
Sep 7, 20, 4:36 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,914
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi Journeybound. Sorry for the slow...

Hi Journeybound.



Sorry for the slow reply but I am not getting alerts for this thread and therefore just saw your recent question. I would say the odds start diminishing at the end of this...
Sep 2, 20, 8:47 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,914
Posted By SafariCraig

Journeybound - I just saw your post. I got the...

Journeybound - I just saw your post. I got the covid test I needed to get into Tanzania from Kenya at AMREF in Nairobi. It was $90 and I got it back in 24 hours. This is right next to the Wilson...
Sep 2, 20, 8:39 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,914
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi Folks - indeed Chris and I just got back from...

Hi Folks - indeed Chris and I just got back from Tanzania. We were supposed to go to Kenya but he could not go there since they banned Californians the day before we were supposed to leave. I visited...
Forum: Africa
May 22, 20, 2:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,902
Posted By SafariCraig

I have been to Victoria Falls countless times...

I have been to Victoria Falls countless times dating back to 1984 when I was 13. I have been to both sides of the Falls and just about visited in every month of the year. My last November trip was on...
Forum: Africa
Nov 27, 17, 4:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi There, I have been to Victoria Falls many...

Hi There,

I have been to Victoria Falls many times over the course of my life. I have been there every month of the year except for July, October and December. I was at Victoria Falls two weeks...
Forum: Africa
Jun 20, 17, 11:36 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,717
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi SanDiego1k - Marguerite from my office lives...

Hi SanDiego1k - Marguerite from my office lives in Port Elizabeth so I asked her to write this up. She knows all the reserves well.

"Dear SanDiego1K

I actually live in Port Elizabeth and am...
Forum: Africa
Jun 4, 17, 2:41 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,891
Posted By SafariCraig

Perfect! Let me know how the service is when you...

Perfect! Let me know how the service is when you hear back!

Have a great safari.

Craig Beal - owner - Travel Beyond
Forum: Africa
Jun 1, 17, 10:59 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,891
Posted By SafariCraig

Hi xmrbrightside89 - check out Spekes Camp in the...

Hi xmrbrightside89 - check out Spekes Camp in the Mara. It will be close to your budget. http://maasaitrails.com/

You could book with Chris McIntyre's team at...
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