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Kruger or Chobe & Vic Falls with limited time?

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Kruger or Chobe & Vic Falls with limited time?


We are looking to go to Cape Town in March and wanted to combine that with a safari (and possibly Vic Falls). I'm trying to figure out if it's reasonable to spend 4 or so nights in Cape Town, then head to Botswana for a Chobe safari (2-3 nights) and Vic Falls for 1 day?

Or is it far more reasonable (logistically and price-wise) to do Cape Town 4 or so nights then fly to a private reserve at Kruger for another 4 nights.

We have only about 9 days to spend on the ground in southern Africa and I want to see as much as possible, yet not short-change the experience with excessive travel. By the way, I've done a Serengeti safari in Tanzania, my travel companion has never been to Africa.


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1. Re: Kruger or Chobe & Vic Falls with limited time?

Farrah-Also trying to do a similar itinerary.

Did you ever make the trip - can you report and provide details?

My husband and I are in the same predicament. Many thanks.


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2. Re: Kruger or Chobe & Vic Falls with limited time?

Do Chobe and Vic Falls they are much better that Kruger in my opinion

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3. Re: Kruger or Chobe & Vic Falls with limited time?

If time is limited and it is variety of big animals you are looking to see (not numbers) then I would go with a private game lodge in the Kruger area. There is even time for 2 in a 4 night stay. You can fly between Cape Town and Kruger direct.

If you are wanting large animals in greater numbers, but no rhino, wide open spaces and really beautiful landscape, I would say go Botswana. Air Botswana will start flying between Cape Town and Maun direct from next month, June. So you could do Okavango Delta, then Chobe and even squeeze in Victoria Falls. If you need help planning this let me know.

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4. Re: Kruger or Chobe & Vic Falls with limited time?

Having been to both regions I would definitely go to Victoria Falls and Chobe. I have never seen elephants and hippos in such large numbers as we saw in Chobe. Victoria Falls is breathtaking from the Zimbabwe side.

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