i like to do lots of homework on weather, cost, travel Co. etc. Since 2009, i went Kenya, Peru, Dubai, Egypt, 南非/Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) with a day trip to Chobe NP (Botswana), all with friendly planet Co (FP, www.friendlyplanet.com); Patagonia with SmarTours; Turkey with Key Tours; Galapagos and Costa Rica with others. Tour Co.'s get great bargains for air tickets, hotels etc. Since Victoria Falls is not far from Johannesburg, I went南非with Victoria Falls using FP with total 21 days. I feel the trip was great and once in a lifetime. Last 17 days were Johannesburg, safaris, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, similar to your first 17 days. Check www.friendlyplanet.com for南非with pre-tour and post-tour. It has detailed info on weather, cost, etc. When I was doing graduate study, I went to Europe for a mtg in Italy, (London to Greek, self tour for 4 wks). self tour has more freedom. Tour Co.'s get great bargains for air tickets, hotels etc. it may cost slightly more with Tour Co., but much safer, efficient, and better hotels. I like your pictures. For my poor 南非pictures see http://bbs.wenxuecity.com/photography/811984.html, http://bbs.wenxuecity.com/photography/815120.html, http://bbs.wenxuecity.com/photography/817258.html. You can see that the grass was shortest in Aug and I’d think it’s tough to view animal in Jan. Jan is summer there. I strongly suggest you go 南非with pre-tour and post-tour with friendly planet Aug next year. Victoria Falls has lots of rain in Apr and huge mist. In Aug, Victoria Falls has mist but ok. Leave your questions here, I’ll come back and answer.
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