We are planning a self drive Namibia/Botswana trip for September 2015. We may have only a 2 x4 vehicle and not a 4x4. I read CKGR is best in Jan/Feb so it might not be worth spending $$$ for a lodge stay. We are not camping. What game would we see at that time of year?.
Re the Nxai pans area I have read cheetah sightings are a possibility, while Makgadikgadi can be good for lions. The Ntwewe pan area has exclusive $$$ lodges. Are there other less expensive options in the pans, with some interesting game at that time of year?. I am looking at Planet Boab near Gweta as a cheaper option but there might be others.
Is it worth it to visit both MGR and CKGR in September OR NOT? If so, any suggestions for the areas to visit and accommodations, is appreciated.