15 days in Botswana Itinerary

15 days in Botswana Itinerary

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15 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Chobe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nxai Pan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Gaborone
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park online travel route planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Chobe National Park is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Chobe National Park due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

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Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nxai Pan National Park tour itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Nxai Pan National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Parks Nature
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kubu Island.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park online route maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 17th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Ngamiland East. In July, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

4
nights
Gaborone

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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, try out the rides at Lion Park Resort, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khutse Game Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gaborone planner .

Getting from Ngamiland East to Gaborone by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in July: highs in Gaborone hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Lion Park Resort ©
Lion Park Resort
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve

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