11 days in Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Fly
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Okavango Delta
— 1 night
Drive
2
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Shakawe
— 1 night
Drive
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
6
Gaborone
— 4 nights
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Okavango Delta

— 1 night
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary maker app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Okavango Delta is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Okavango Delta hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Chobe National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Shakawe

— 1 night
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tsodilo Hills.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shakawe road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Shakawe with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Shakawe

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shakawe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Serowe

— 1 night
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Serowe travel tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Gaborone

— 4 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at ISKCON Gaborone and Trinity Church. Escape the urban bustle at Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Maroon Tours & Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, and ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gaborone online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In December in Gaborone, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 44°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.