We had a wonderful time, I wish we were still there.
Just a few tidbits to pass on to potential future guests. Simbavati was great, loved the location on the river, elephants and all sorts of animals were wandering in all the time. Shared the same terrain as Motswari and Kings Camp, so in terms of the wildlife, no need to pay more for those areas. Our guide Arend, was outstanding, best I had in both lodges in S. Africa and 2 more I stayed in in Botswana. Just of note, they’re not allowed to do bush walks yet since they don’t have their rifles on site yet. Pool is being repaired.
Nottens Bush Camp was beautiful. Dale, who runs it, is the nicest person on the planet. Unfortunately, our guide, Joe, who has been there forever, we really didn’t enjoy. Only drawback of the place, but significantly took away from our viewing experience. We did see the Big 5 at both lodges, and much more. Our first 2 drives with Joe however, we saw almost nothing at all. The next 2 were good.
Thanks for all your help!