We visited Lion Sands in April ( the beginning of fall, i believe.) If you are interested in a site where you can see it all then this is it. This is not savanna, this is the bush. Our guide was Stanley, i highly recommend him. We did 4 nights, with a dawn and dusk photo safari each day. We did see the big 5, in fact we had a couple of individual safaris where we saw the big five within an hour's drive.
accommodations are great, especially in the ivory lodge. food is fresh, but most of it is local game, so be creative.