21 days in Botswana Itinerary

21 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana route planner

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gaborone
— 7 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1 hour away). Spend the 18th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring at Okavango River. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Ngamiland East is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Ngamiland East. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ngamiland East when traveling from London in July, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Gaborone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Gaborone

— 7 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.
Take a break from Gaborone with a short trip to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve, about 9 hours away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, get outside with Kgale Hill, get in on the family fun at Lion Park Resort, and appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Gaborone trip planner.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Gaborone by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Ngamiland East in July, plan for little chillier days in Gaborone, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 28:

Serowe

— 2 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum.

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Drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 3 nights
When in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, make a side trip to see Baines Baobabs in Nxai Pan National Park, approximately Nxai Pan National Park away. Spend the 31st (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 1st (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Chobe National Park

— 3 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

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.