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My first African Safari going solo

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I'm confused and frustrated going on a Safari. I'm stuck about deciding how, where I should plan my Safari.

I have done a considerable amount of solo traveling to several developing countries (budget traveler); however for this trip I can't figure it out.

I'm planning to go in Sept. and I was considering combining Kenya and Tanzania, but based on what I have heard it seems that for now its best to bypass Kenya and go to Northern and Southern Tanzania instead.

My main obstacle is trying to figuring out if I should venture to fly down there and then look for a Safari operator or do it from my home base US. I hate to be in any type of organized tours being a solo traveler since usually I'd be thrown in with an already established group.

I'm a budget minded traveler so not interested staying in a fancy tent with down comforter, but comfortable tent with the basic amenities. I have seen that most of the Safari Operators online tend to cater to high-end tourists or the to students traveling on a bus.

I usually stay in hostels so the *** lodgin is not my style. It has been suggested about 8 days combining Kenya and Tanzania. I'm also interested visiting Zanzibar and maybe if I could find an inexpensive way to fly Mauritius.

I am very open to all suggestions. BTW I'm a guy in my late 50's in excellent shape but not interested in climbing Kili

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