I normally hate to ask one of those this vs that questions, but we've found ourselves in a difficult position. We're (2 adults, 0 children) visiting Livingstone/Vic Falls for 2 nights in mid-October and we considering making a side trip to Chobe for 3 nights.
However, it looks like it's pretty complex to organize the transfer. One lodge we spoke said that they don't arrange transfers and suggest we self-drive, another said that they can only pick up from Kasane airport, even though we're coming over land/water. The logistics of getting to Zimbabwe from Zambia look far easier.
So we're considering swapping Chobe for Hwange, again for 3 nights. Our primary interest is game, so the quality and abundancy of the viewing would be a big deciding factor. Also, I've read that Hwange is a bit more secluded and not quite as well-trodden as Chobe, which is a big plus for us. We're quite keen in staying a small, remote lodge if possible. We're not interested in pools or spas, but we are interested in game drives, night drives, walking safaris, etc.
I was hoping any fellow travellers who've been to both parks could add some pros and cons to help us decide.