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My boyfriend and I are planning a very last minute trip to Southern Africa and would really value some input. We are planning to go the end of May to the beginning of June. I have read up on the boards prior to posting and that has led me to want to visit Kruger (4-5 days at 2 lodges), Chobe (3 nights), Victoria Falls (1-2 nights) and Okavango Delta (2-3 nights). I would love some advice on how long to stay in each area and about the lodges/ tents that we listed below. We are not very resort type people and love the tents on platforms, though they seem so expensive. As long as there is a bathroom in suite, I am fine. Any advice on the Okavango Delta is great too. It will probably cost about $1800-2200 per person for 2-3 nights including the charter flights. So is it worth it? I know that is so subjective. Are main objective in going to Africa is to see game, particularly lion, elephant, giraffe, leopard and cheetah but the mokoro and traveling in such solitude does appeal to us.

Do you think it is possible to spend only 1 night in Livingstone to see the Falls if we get there late morning/early afternoon and then go to Chobe the next day?

Does anyone recommend traveling from Johannesburg to Kruger (Sabi Sands or Timbavati) by car rental? We were thinking a plane for $200 roundtrip would take about 3 hours each way factoring in flight, transportation etc. and about 6 hours each way by car. I guess we are trying to figure out if it is worth it.

Also is there any close beach destination that you would recommend to spend a few days of relaxation?

Here are the hotels we are looking at. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

South Africa

Kirkman's Kamp
Ngala Safari Lodge
Elephant Plains Lodge or Arathusa Safari Lodge
Tanda Tula (Timbuvati)

Okavango Delta

Kwetsani
Kanana
Kwara
Tubu Tree
Nxabega
Seba

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