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Old Apr 10, 18, 8:46 pm
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Location: USA
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Back to Africa

Our first safari, which was in 2016, booked us London to Johannesburg round trip, and all of the other flights etc, had us flying 8 flights in 13 days. This may be fine for younger people, but we were exhausted. They also had us going to Victoria Falls which would have been great except we got to our accommodations so worn out we never even saw the falls. Pretty much the only thing I remember are the game drives, which I loved. We were at Kruger,where it had been very dry, so saw lots of wildlife.

This was totally bad judgment on my part to turn all of the itinerary schedule over to someone else, and they had these set time frames and schedules. Cape of Good Hope, wine country, safari, Victoria Falls.

This time we plan to book our international flights, probably IAH-GRU or IAH -GIG spend a couple of days then on to Johannesburg, rest a day or two then fly to Dar es Salaam. We want to go on 3 or 4 safaris of 4 or 5 nights each. Right now the thought is Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa. We will have plenty of time to do this. We figure on leaving the US in early to mid December. Our transportation leaving Africa is a ship that we will board January 20, 2019 in Cape Town. I want to do this right this time.

No tents, 40 years ago I loved camping, not anymore. So nice air conditioned lodges with wonderful indoor showers. Very comfortable king size beds.

I think I would like to do private this time,

Any words of wisdom, recommendations, etc will be appreciated.
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