22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana travel route planner

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Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Nata
— 3 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gaborone
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ngamiland East
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Serondela Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Chobe National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 3 nights
Step out of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to go to Nxai Pan National Park and see Baines Baobabs, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island. Spend the 23rd (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nata.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Nata

— 3 nights
Nata is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nata trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. In July in Nata, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Serowe.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Serowe

— 3 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moremi Gorge and Khama III Memorial Museum. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Serowe trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Nata to Serowe takes 5 hours. You will leave for Gaborone on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Gaborone

— 5 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 off the beaten path and head to ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and Khwai Concession. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, head outdoors with Kgale Hill, make a trip to Matsieng's Footprints, and pause for some photo ops at National Assembly Building.

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Getting from Serowe to Gaborone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Ngamiland East

— 4 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Motsana Maun and Lake Ngami. When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip planner.

Getting from Gaborone to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Gaborone in August, plan for warmer days in Ngamiland East, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

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.