11 days in Zambia & Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Zambia & Botswana Itinerary

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11 days in Zambia & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  25 h
1
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Lusaka, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park, admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, and then admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Railway Museum, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Livingstone online journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Livingstone is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Livingstone to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Livingstone

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

2
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve and then pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues. Keep things going the next day: stop by Botswanacraft and then find something for the whole family at Lion Park Resort.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaborone trip maker website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Gaborone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Livingstone in December, things will get much warmer in Gaborone: highs are around 44°C and lows about 44°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

1
night
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Okavango Delta travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Okavango Delta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gaborone in December: highs in Okavango Delta hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 19th (Sat), stroll through Savute Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

3
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Eastpark Mall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and then shop like a local with 37D Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lusaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Lusaka takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lusaka

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
37D Gallery ©
37D Gallery

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