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Chobe or Kruger for safari / game drives in end Feb?

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Chobe or Kruger for safari / game drives in end Feb?

A group of us is planning a trip to South Africa in end Feb and planning to go to Victoria Falls and one of the National Parks. Which one do you recommend ?

We are from South East Asia and get to see elephants in Thailand. Will we get to see giraffes and zebras in the National Park in end Feb?

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1. Re: Chobe or Kruger for safari / game drives in end Feb?

Hello just to add something else, what about KwaZulu Natal? If you visit Hluhluwe-Imfolozi you will see lots of giraffe and zebra plus an awful lot more! You will also have the chance of seeing the Big 5 plus cheetah & wild dogs. Just north of here is Tembe where you have the chance of seeing some of Southern Africa's last and biggest genuine Tusker elephants. Might be interesting for you to compare your local elephants with these giants? Its also the end of the turtle season and you will be close to the warm Indian Ocean. Earlier this year in late Feb I was so lucky to see turtle hatchings emerging from their sand nest and scramble to the sea.

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Mmmm ......as the poster above says, there is a BIG difference between African elephants and the Asian variety. It might be worthwhile seeing them.

Chobe, BTW is the place to see elephant in great numbers. Estimated at more than 50,000 !

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Thanks for your recommendations. We have 2 days IN Vic Falls.

Which National Park do u recommend in end Feb?

Do u recommend 2 days in Chobe or Kruger?

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JACH

For some independent reviews about both national parks see these links.

http://www.safaribookings.com/chobe

http://www.safaribookings.com/kruger

Reviews and ratings of both parks, by wildlife experts, travel writers, authors, (Fodors, Frommers, Lonely Planet etc) conservationists and visitors. Also facts and figures about animals found in each park. Hope this helps with your decision

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You must have a pretty good budget, JACH, to be cosidering a 2-day safari near Kruger as one of the options. First of all, to get from Vic Falls to anywhere around Kruger costs you dearly in money and time. You can fly from Livingstone, Zambia to Nelspruit, outside Kruger Park.. but it's an expensive flight and you don't get to Nelspruit in time to fit into the normal safari pattern.. which would usually start with the PM game drive. Or, you can fly back to Johannesburg from either airport that serves Vic Falls, spend the night at the airport, and then continue on to the Kruger area the next day.

Chobe, as you probably know, is only 60-70 miles west of Victoria Falls. In my view - that would be the easier and better choice.

Edited: 30 November 2013, 15:06
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