22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Nata
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Gaborone
— 6 nights
Bus:  7 h
6
Tshabong
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10 h 45 min
7
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Serondela Reserve and Linyanti River. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park route builder site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Chobe National Park is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Chobe National Park is 1 hour. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On the next day, head off the coast to Kubu Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary tool.

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

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

1
night
Nata

Nata
On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nata trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Nata

Parks Wildlife
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 7th (Sun), stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Serowe journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nata to Serowe takes 5 hours. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Gorge
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kgale Hill and ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace). Get outdoors at Khutse Game Reserve and Khwai Concession. Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. There's much more to do: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and browse the different shops at Riverwalk Mall.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Gaborone trip planner.

You can drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gaborone can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Tshabong.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

1
day
Tshabong

Tshabong ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tshabong online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Gaborone to Tshabong in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Tshabong

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Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking Stick Travel & Tours and Motsana Maun. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring at Okavango River.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tshabong to Ngamiland East takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

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