21 days in Botswana Itinerary

21 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gaborone
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Chobe National Park is an approximately 120-hour travel. Traveling from Brussels to Chobe National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 3 nights
Take a break from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with a short trip to Baines Baobabs in Nxai Pan National Park, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 6th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 7th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Serowe

— 3 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Step out of Serowe to go to Palapye and see Moremi Gorge, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, read Serowe tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. You'll set off for Gaborone on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Gaborone

— 6 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.
Step out of Gaborone to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Khwai Concession, which is approximately 9 hours away. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, admire the engineering at Gaborone Dam, and explore the fascinating landscape at Khutse Game Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaborone online day trip planner.

Drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daily temperatures in Gaborone can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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 18th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring at Okavango River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Ngamiland East takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect warmer 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 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

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.