17 days in Botswana Itinerary

17 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana journey planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Tshabong
— 1 day
Bus:  7 h
2
Gaborone
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Rome

1
day
Tshabong

Tshabong ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tshabong trip itinerary planning app.

Rome, Italy to Tshabong is an approximately 25- hour combination of 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 take a bus to Gaborone.

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

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.
Explore hidden gems such as ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and ISKCON Gaborone. 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at National Assembly Building, look for gifts at Botswanacraft, and get outside with Kgale Hill.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaborone visit planner.

Getting from Tshabong to Gaborone by bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; 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

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
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.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East road trip planning tool.

Getting from Gaborone to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 2.5 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 fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

2
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
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.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. 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
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
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, maps, more things to do, 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
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

1
night
Serowe

Serowe ©
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 where to stay 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

Moremi Gorge
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge

Similar Plans

18 days in Kenya & Botswana BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & South Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Kenya, Botswana & Morocco BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Botswana & Namibia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM ZAMBIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: January, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Africa BY A USER FROM KENYA May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans