With 3 - 4 days to visit the Serengeti, I would suggest that you fly there from Arusha and have your safari arranged to have the driver/guide meet you there. Another way would be to use the lodge vehicles/guides. But you don't have time to get there and back, it will take you one day to get there and one day to get back, so you can see the limits that puts on you. You need to fly there.
Cost is probably the first factor to consider. Visiting the Galapagos is a more expensive proposition than visiting Madagascar. You're probably looking at (well) over $1000 return to reach Quito from the UK, then ~$400 for the return flight from Quito to the Galapagos, ~$100 for the National Park entry fee, anywhere from ~$1000 to ~$4500 for a boat cruise (the only decent way to see the islands) depending on itinerary/comfort level/quality of guide, plus tips/snorkel hire/etc.
Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and fourth highest of the Seven Summits. It is located northeastern Tanzania near the border of Kenya and It is considered the tallest freestanding mountain in the world..
I would think that things are even calmer a year later. It seems like most of the fighting in the region is settled in Syria...I hope it gets better there soon...but Morocco has remained relatively calm.
The Udzungwa Mountains are almost unearthly. An enchanted forest of leafy glades freckled with sunshine, where fungus, lichen, moss and ferns ingratiate themselves into every damp crevice.
Nile cruises are totally different to 'normal' cruises.
There are no ports as such.
When you get to a historical site the first boat there moors against the bank.
The next moors alongside that and so on.
So you may have to walk through the width of quite a few boats to get from your boat to the shore.
Because the boats are of different heights, you may have to climb up or down between boats.
As I said to the OP, the fact that their boat was smaller than most of the others probably contributed to the fact that they got diesel fumes on their boat.
In my opinion ,summer is the best season for travelling in the South Africa because Every tourists likes that season for travelling in all over the world.I have spent my summer holidays last year in South Africa and have some fun in this vacation..
Kenyas natural endowment namely wildlife, beautiful scenery, sandy beaches, sporting activities, hotel facilities has made tourism one of the countrys major economic activities. The industry has witnessed a spectacular growth since independence in 1963. The growth is manifested in the countrys National mixed economic development strategy, which encourages partnership between the private and public sectors. The first post-independence National Development plan recognized the great potential existing in the tourism sector.
Egypt is absolutely a place filled with so many beautiful diving spots. Aside from its renowned historical sites, the place is also home to the best beaches and resorts. Personally, Sharm el sheikh and Hurghada are few of my top choices. I enjoyed my trip to these places, and would definitely go back there.. Even so, there are many others that you can choose from and everyone has their own picks...
I am not sure what to advise on the flying, but I can say Cape Town was beautiful when I spent 10 days there last October. Johannesburg, on the other hand, is simply a big city, with a deserved reputation for danger. Most people stay in the suburbs, but even there, despite my best efforts, I felt on edge..
You could also do well if you hid it somewhere at your body :), in your belt, sock or something, but apart from that, just stay alert and dont let any thiefs fool you with chitchat or anything the like.
Durban is famous for the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere. For places check this http://www.tripadvisor.in/Attractions-g312595-Activities-Durban_KwaZulu_Natal.html. A very interesting attraction for tourists who want to do something that the entire family is the uShaka Marine World. It is one of the largest aquariums in the world and impressed with the fascinating Durban species diversity and beauty of the underwater animals there is to see here.
Durban is a dream of an endless sandy beach, sunny weather and warm waters of the Indian Ocean. If you like water sports will surely find a lot of fun with the many offerings of water sports such as surfing, kite surfing and boogie boarding in Durban. Of course there is also the possibility of diving to explore the underwater world.
Many beaches have been to prevent the risk of water sports by sharks in recent years with shark nets.