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My Big Fat Africa Trip - Input Appreciated!!!!

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A friend of mine suggeted Fodor's forum was the best for getting some experienced input on our itinerary and travel suggestions. So, I am looking forward to hearing from people.

Timing for the trip is Sept/Oct 2014. We have a preliminary itinerary that looks like this: After arriving in Johannesburg, (Accom: Africa Rock)

Leg 1: fly to Antananarivo Madagascar. (Accom: Pavillon de L'Emyrne)
Stop 1: drive and stay 2 nights near Lemur Island (Accom: Vakona Lodge). Mantadia-Andasibe National park two days to see lemurs and chameleons.
Leg 2: Kruger, South Africa
Stop 2 is Cheetah Plains in Sabi Sands, and 3 days of safari.
Leg 3: Victoria Falls
Stop 3 is Zambezi Sun in Livingstone for one night
Leg 4: Botswana
Stop 4 is either Machenje Safari Lodge near Chobe or Banoke Camp in Moremi; and 3 days of safari.

I have a few questions/concerns: Is 3 days of travel worth it for Madagascar? I have always wanted to go to Mada, but am wondering if the 2 days is too little compared to the time to get there.

Any input on the accommodations is appreciated. Especially suggestions on guides, as I understand they are really what makes a difference in your experience.

I am not particularily concerned with seeing Victoria Falls, but the travel agent still is routing us through it. Is it possible to skip it?

Is it possible to visit the Moholoholo Rehabilitation center from Cheetah Plains? (I don't have a complete grasp on the details of local geography yet.)

Any other suggestions & input are greatly appreciated!

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