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I've looked at a ton of books, and a ton of websites, and tried to find as many unbiased opinions as possible. There are so many places that are (roughly) equivalent, which makes things hard enough, but especially in the Okavango Delta things seem to change by the month, which makes it all the more difficult.

Thus, I'd really appreciate it if I could get some frank opinions on my proposed itenerary. I haven't purchased anything, so you aren't going to hurt my feelings. ;)

Cape Town (Cape Grace) 4 nights
Knysna (Phantom Forest Reserve) 1 night
Cape Town (Mount Nelson) 2 nights
Okavango Delta (Chitabe) 2 nights
Okavango Delta (Xigera) 1 night
Okavango Delta (Chief's) 2 nights
Victoria Falls (Royal Livingstone) 2 nights
South Luangwa (Nsefu) 3 nights
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Gorilla Camp) 3 nights

I realize that this is a lot of stops, but I couldn't find anything I felt like cutting. The trip to Knysna is an extended day trip down the Garden Route, and then back. We'll probably do some whale watching at Hermanus, since September is prime whale watching season (from what I've read).

The reasons for the 3 stops in the Delta are 1) they're pretty close to each other, and 2) we wanted a good mix of flora and fauna. From my research it seems like Chitabe should be relatively dry, Xigera should be very wet, and Chief's will be somewhere in between. Chitabe should have wild dogs and other predators, Xigera should have nice boating excursions, and Chief's should have a little of both (and hopefully some Rhino too).

We want to do some real walking safaris, and the excursions from the Robin Pope Safari locations are supposedly very good. Also, the remoteness of Nsefu should be quite a change from the Delta.

And the gorillas are, well, the gorillas. No explanation necessary.

Anyway, if you have any tips, suggestions, or otherwise on any part of the trip, I'd love to get some candid feedback.

Thank you in advance.

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