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Botswana or Zambia for special trip?

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By way of background, we've had a wonderful trip to Kenya/Tanzania in Nov 2005. We stayed mostly in smaller camps (Little Governor's, Migration, Tortilis, etc) and had a private safari. We lucked out to see part of migration in Mara.
Now, we are gearing up for our next foray to Africa. Next year will be my mother's 50th birthday, and she wants to celebrate her b-day on a safari.
We are trying to decide to go to Botswana or Zambia? Our main focus is the wildlife. It seems both offer a nice variety of activities (water, land, nightdrives, walks) and that's something we didn't get to experience in Kenya/Tanz. Either trip would include Victoria Falls. I'm hoping fellow Fodorites can help - what are the differences in wildlife, experience and anything else between Botswana and Zambia? Trip would be either June or July 2007. The actual b-day is on July 29, but it looks like high season kicks in July 1. So, we may push it to June. Any recommendations? We will be 4 or 6. Has anyone been to both and can compare? Cost is a factor. I doubt we can push it to much more than $400 pppn, although for something special we will, just for a night or two. We will fly into JNB (have to, due to tickets on miles).
I'm sure i'll be back with more questions. If anyone has questions about Kenya/Tanz/Zanzibar, happy to help (places we stayed - Little Governors, Tortilis, Tarangire Safari Camp, Ngorongoro Serena,
Migration Camp, Mnarani Beach Cottages (Zanz) and Dhow Palace). Worked with Good Earth - can't recommend them highly enough!!!
Thanks for you help in advance.

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