Hello, my husband and I are planning for a10 days African Safari for Aug 2018 starting 3rd week of Aug. this is my first safari and I'm interested in capturing animal adventures as much as possible. From what I read, it appears August is a good time to capture the migration but I'm so confused putting together an itinerary. If possible and safe, I would love to do gorilla tracking as well but scared because of recent British kidnapping. All the top 5-10 safari parks have great reviews so now I'm at a loss on how much time to spend and where. I understand there is nothing like too many days on safari but part of me is thinking maybe we should do safari/animal watching for 7 days and devote 3 days to sight seeing Johannesburg or some other town. Could you please advise on how to put an itinerary together, thanks.
Budget wise, we are flexible but of course would not want to spend exorbitant amount unnecessarily. If it seems to offer one of a kind experience we are open to spending. Eg - for gorilla permit I read someone mentioned they went for $700 while another review mentioned $2500. I'm not sure why there is so much discrepancy. Thanks in advance for your help.