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Hi @Mr.H & thanks for posting your question.
As you have an outline of the sort of thing you want to do, I’d suggest you browse the websites of some providers to get some more ideas on what you’d like to do, then contact some of them.
You’ll need to decide on things like:
- Group tour or tailor made for you and any companions
- Are you happy to self drive any part of it or want transport provided
- Do you have a list of “must see animals”
Our Africa trip took in a number of countries (not all malaria free) and I wasn’t sure which provider to use. I drew up an outline itinerary with just the sort of things I’d like to do and sent it to 3 companies to get their feedback and suggestions. I then settled to work with the one I felt suited me best, both in terms of their suggested itinerary but my comfort of working with them. To get the perfect custom trip may take a few iterations.
We have a list of suggested suppliers of Safari trips on the site via this link:
To give you some initial thoughts on what you could do, here’s a few articles I wrote from my trip:
Johannesburg and Mziki Nature Reserve South Africa
Victoria Falls and the Zambezi river
Chobe National Park Botswana and the Caprivi Strip Namibia
The Garden Route South Africa
Hope that helps you to get your planning underway and please feel free to come back with any further questions after you’ve had a chance to read through the information above.
We would love to go to Africa to see Table Mountain, Victoria Falls, Penguins, Whales and a safari malaria free where you do not have to keep to the roads! Any suggestions and advice as to how to start planning this gratefully received!