22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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 ©
Escape the urban bustle at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River. Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1h 05 min away.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ngamiland East journey maker website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Ngamiland East is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

4
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Visiting Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve will get you outdoors.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park vacation planner .

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 ©
Take a break from the city and head to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Baines Baobabs. Spend a day of island exploring on the 23rd (Sat) at Kubu Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park journey builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nata.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baines Baobabs
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

2
nights
Nata

Nata
On the 24th (Sun), stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nata holiday maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. In May, daily temperatures in Nata can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Serowe on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Nata

Parks Wildlife
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Visiting Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Moremi Gorge will get you outdoors. Take a break from Serowe with a short trip to Letsatsi Casino in Palapye, about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Serowe trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Nata to Serowe in 5 hours. You'll set off for Gaborone on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Nature

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Khwai Concession. There's much more to do: stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the different shops at Airport Junction.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaborone online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Serowe to Gaborone takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can 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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