22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Nata
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Serowe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Gaborone
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Get in touch with nature at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East tour planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ngamiland East is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. There's much more to do: stroll through Serondela Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River, and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

3
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Visiting Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Kubu Island will get you outdoors. 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.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park road trip app.

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

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baines Baobabs
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

2
nights
Nata

Nata
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nata trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Nata are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Get in touch with nature at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Moremi Gorge. Take a break from Serowe with a short trip to Letsatsi Casino in Palapye, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Serowe trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nata to Serowe by car takes about 5 hours. You will leave for Gaborone on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Palapye
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

6
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.
Visiting Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Kgale Hill will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Gaborone to Moremi Game Reserve to see Khwai Concession about 9 hours away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, admire the engineering at Gaborone Dam, stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve, and take a peaceful walk through Khutse Game Reserve.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip planning app.

You can drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Gaborone can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill

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