We have been saving money and airline miles for a safari for awhile now, and we're almost ready to make it happen. We'll be traveling with our 2 kids, ages 15 and 13. We travel quite often to Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada, Alaska, etc. Our Tanzania trip is all about wildlife viewing. What I'm trying to figure out is our overall itinerary schedule, not so much the details yet. We're going July 2014, busy season, so I know we need to plan ahead. Here's what I'm thinking:
July 3- leave home, fly overnight
July 4- land late in JRO
July 5- first full day, sleep, acclimate, regroup
July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10- five full days of safari
July 11- leave JRO for AMS (Amsterdam)
July 12- arrive early in AMS, nap, explore
July 13- full day city tour, Anne Frank House
July 14- fly home
We're most interested in the Northern Circuit. Again, it's all about wildlife viewing for us. I added the AMS stopover at the end to break up the long flight home (I've been to AMS and since we could connect there, I would love to show my family a few of my favorite sites), but it isn't a dealbreaker if we skip that part if you feel 5 full safari days is just not enough.
Thoughts on this? Am I on track? Thank you!