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Vic Falls, Chobe and Cape Town......in just 9 days? Too rushed and too expensive?

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I am holding a reservation on a 8 night/9 day trip to all of the above, due to take place in February.
1st day The trip flies into Jo'burg arriving in the morning; then you take a connecting flight to Zambia (Livingstone) for just one night.

2nd day You spend just one morning at the Falls (night before on the Zambezi river). Then you transfer to Chobe for 3 nights.
3-4th day - Chobe
Day 5 - fly to Livingstone, connect to fly to Cape Town
Day 6, 7 and 8 - in Cape Town (including a tour of the wine route and Cape Point0

The trip covers some exciting places, and I have never been to Africa.But my fear is, that it involves a lot of transferring and not much unwinding. Accommodation is at nr the Falls (The Sun-something Hotel),and then at a safari lodge in Chobe. Cape Town the hotel is mid-range (3 star).
I know all these kinds of safari and multi-centre tours are expensive when they involve safaris and transfers - I am just not convinced I want to spend almost 6weeks salary on a 8 day trip (about US$45000 with flights from Britain) Its more expensive for me as I have to pay the single supplement - but on the plus side my parents are on the same tour, so I will know some people (I usually dont have that luxury and end up travelling alone).
Has anyone else done this? Would you recommend it? Is it worth spending all the money, plus the extra hassle of getting a visa for Zambia beforehand (even though I will only b there 24 hrs). I went to Cambodia last year for 12 days - also expensive but a little less than this - but felt it was really worth it.
Any comments? I need to decide really quickly (tomorrow evening!)

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