I need to fly from YVR to JRO in early Feb 2014 arriving on a specific day to start my safari. I usually do my research using Matrix Airfare Search. For less costly tickets, the layover is terribly long. Otherwise, it is a few hundred dollars more. I tried to break up the trip in two sections to avoid the long flight time. For example, get a YVR-IAD return, and a IAD-JRO return. Spend a week in Washington, DC and then go to JRO. However, it is winter and I don't want to get stuck in IAD because of bad weather and ruin the safari. Vancouver is usually better end of January and beginning of February.
February is high season in Tanzania safari so the TO asked me to fix the arrival date as soon as possible in order for them to reserve the accommodation.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.