I'm new to this forum although I have been browsing a bit. Our plan it to go to Tanzania the last part of February (2012) We plan about 10 days on the ground. (Coming from California)
It has now become possible to stay another week, and we are thinking of trying to combine the Northern Circuit with either Kruger or the Northern part of Botswana (ie, Okavango Delta and Chobe Natl Park, etc, (and yes I have posted in the Tanzania forum also)
And frankly, I have absolutely no clue how to do this. I usually plan our vacations, and we will probably plan our own safari using all the info I am reading here and elsewhere.
But the distances in Africa are enormous, and the costs of flying between locations seems outrageous (ie, trying to fit Kruger in at the end--or even the beginning--of a Northern circuit safari: extremely expensive flights.
And first choice is still to add on Botswana rather than Kruger (but the advantage of Kruger is we can pick up a car at the Johannesburg airport and drive ourselves) So i'm trying to figure out how to get from Arusha (in Tanzania) to the area I want to be in Botswana without breaking the bank. Or is this just nuts? i can't imagine we'll ever get back to Africa (well, Mr S is still hoping for a trip to Egypt someday) so of course, want to see "more."
And then there's Victoria Falls....
Ok, slap me back to reality!