Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:15 AM
This seems like a very ambitious trip plan to me, actually, I think its too ambitious. Have you read Stan Weakly's trip report in the 4X4 South African forum? he went all the way up to Egypt and had quite the adventure. he would be the one to ask for help, since he has done this.
So 14 weeks time will give you 98 days and you have 50 spots on the map. That's an average of less than 2 days in each spot, not counting driving time from A to B. I have no idea if you have seen many parks on your list already or if all this is new to you? what are your priorities?
Just for a time comparison: you have been reading my self-drive TR and we spent 44 days, roughly half your time, on the WDH, KTP, Maun, Moremi, Chobe, Etosha, WDH loop. The timing felt just right, not rushed, but no wasted days either. So take that as a guideline for timing your drive. In some places you may want to be three or more days, while other days will be spent to get from A to B and are not much fun, but necessary.
So I would start by plotting in the absolute must-see places and give them a day value, the work down your list, but include the time it takes from A to B and there will be snags with that anyway.
Your plan as is, would be way too far for me with too many spots to just check off rather than be and enjoy.
You could also make this two separate self-drives: one start in Arusha and see the best parks in TZ, fly to Jo'burg, then do another loop as far up as south Luangwa, but leave all things South Africa for another, separate trip
The migration in TZ in February involves not as much movement as the wildebeest giving birth in the lower Serengeti, but maybe this is what you meant by migration?
Ok, just some food for thought. Cheers!