17 days in Botswana Itinerary

17 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana journey planner

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Fly to Sishen, Drive to Tshabong
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Tshabong
— 1 day
Drive
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Gaborone
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 1 night
Bus to Gaborone, Fly to Rome

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Tshabong

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tshabong trip itinerary planning app.

Rome, Italy to Tshabong is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Rome to Tshabong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gaborone.

Things to do in Tshabong

Parks · Nature
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and Trinity Church. Go for a jaunt from Gaborone to Moremi Game Reserve to see Khwai Concession about 9 hours away. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, look for gifts at Botswanacraft, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaborone visit planner.

Getting from Tshabong to Gaborone by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Gaborone are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ngamiland East

— 3 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away. Spend the 16th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East road trip planning tool.

Getting from Gaborone to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Gaborone in August: highs in Ngamiland East hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Chobe National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

Plan my day in Chobe National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kubu Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Serowe

— 1 night
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Serowe online holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe with the Route module. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Botswana travel guide

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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.