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Thinking of a safari, how long and where? And costs...Yikes!

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I am trying to convince my husband to go on a safari, and we are not quite there yet... but in the meantime, I am trying to hone in on where and for how long.
When/How Long: Our time frame is Sept/Oct 2013 up to 2 weeks. Can we have a good, quality safari experience in 1 week, not counting travel time to Africa?
Where: I know the classic 1st time safari is East Africa - Kenya/Tanzania but I am also considering Botswana, and I would like to see Victoria Falls, which might fit better with Botswana. We may have safety concerns and concerns about too many people on Kenya Safaris. It seems so expensive to go the Southern Safari route! I want to see the Big 5 of course and am very interested in seeing elephants. I am also interested in Rwanda gorillas, but maybe that is for another trip. I do have some safety concerns with Rwanda, unfounded or not...
Group or solo: I know - more flexibility on our own, but will it cost more? I might like the social aspect of a small group...
Type of safari: I really want to stay in those beautiful tented places rather than a lodge
Cost: I have been looking at the higher end small tours - Tauck, Abercrombie, & Beyond and it seems so expensive $10,000+ each without air to Africa for the Botswana tours.
So my thought is maybe less time 1 week vs 12 days?
Thanks for any advice!

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