Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Need help planning trip to SA/Kruger/Chobe/Vic Falls/Mauritius in May!

Jump to last reply

My husband and I booked our plane tickets to South Africa and need help with the itinerary and booking inter-Africa flights and game reserves.

Below is what we were thinking in terms of itinerary. I would love to hear your thoughts around if we have too little/too much time in a place or if we should consider other places instead of what we have in mind.

We will be arriving in Capetown on 5/13 at 10 am and leaving from Johannesburg on 5/25 at 8 pm; so we have about 13 days.

2-3 days in Capetown
2-3 days in Kruger National Park (need to find a game reserve)
2-3 days Victoria Falls with a day trip to in Chobe National Park in Botswana (safari)
3-4 days in Mauritius

What is the best routing order for this itinerary? We were thinking Capetown -> Mauritius -> Kruger -> Chobe/Victoria Falls but are open to any order that makes the most sense.
We will be using points to book hotels in Capetown and Mauritius.
What is the best way to book inter-Africa flights between locations and game reserves/lodging in Kruger and Victoria Falls/Chobe?
Any recommendations on reserves/lodges? We are looking to spend $300-$400 (total, not per person) per night. I realize this may be a low amount but not many people are traveling and it is winter. Any suggestions on places we should check out?

Thank you in advance for your help!

3 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Yet another Kruger private reserve budget lodge post + Blyde Canyon
  2. 2 Seeking Itinerary Routing for 3 week SA Trip
  3. 3 Cape Town Safety?
  4. 4 first time family safari in August 2014
  5. 5 BOTSWANA - Maun (Okavango) to Chobe - 4x4 self drive...
  6. 6 Memory cards for camera
  7. 7 Self Drive SA, Botswana, Zimbabwe - help, 4x4 hire/border restrictions
  8. 8 First Time in Israel Tour Suggestions
  9. 9 Sabi Sands camps
  10. 10 Questions on 10 day Morocco winter vacation
  11. 11 London to Tel aviv What to expect at BG /Trans to Tel aviv / booking.com
  12. 12 place to sleep near airport for a 6 hour layover .. switching airports
  13. 13 Help with Rwanda trip
  14. 14 Trip Report History Of Mount Kilimanjaro
  15. 15 Have you been to East Africa ?Ethiopia?
  16. 16 Tel Aviv beaches
  17. 17 trip report, morocco
  18. 18 Marrakech to Fes by bus
  19. 19 Safari and Beach Honeymoon in September
  20. 20 Generic malarone now availbale in Canada
  21. 21 Morocco for 2 nights
  22. 22 Maldives, Seychelles or Mauritius??
  23. 23 Hotels in Nairobi
  24. 24 Who Plans and Packs for Your Bucket List Travel (Safari)
  25. 25 Trip Report Rwanda trip report
View next 25 » Back to the top