My wife and I were fortunate to have visited the Tanzania Northern Circuit parks this past February. I don't like using the words 'trip of a lifetime', but it was pretty darn close.
Our 20th wedding anniversary occurs in 2013. To celebrate (and to thank my wife for keeping me all of those 20 years) I'd like to plan a dream trip to South Africa.
I'm thinking of flying into Cape Town, spending a few days there doing day trips. From CT, I'd like to go to Sabi Sands for 4 nites of safari, move on into Zulu land for another couple of nites of sightseeing/safari, and ending up in Durban for a couple of days relaxing at the beach before flying home.
My budget will be approximately $12,000 US total, including international airfare. Flights will run me approximately $1,800 per person (from Rochester, NY), reducing my $12,000 budget to about $8,400 for the land portion of our trip.
I'd love to get some input from the SA experts on this forum on a proposed itinerary.
What area in Zululand should we stay, to be able to take in some original culture and a safari or two ?
Would you recommend going thru a SA travel agency, or 'do it myself' ?
Any/all help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,