22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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 ©
Get in touch with nature at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Serondela Reserve and Linyanti River.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Chobe National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Chobe National Park due to the time zone difference. 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Kubu Island.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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), stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nata trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. In July in Nata, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Serowe trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Nata to Serowe takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Khwai Concession and ISKCON Gaborone. Step out of the city life by going to Kgale Hill and Khutse Game Reserve. Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at National Assembly Building, appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple.

Before you visit Gaborone, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Tshabong.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks 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 ©
On the 15th (Mon), admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tshabong trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Gaborone to Tshabong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Tshabong

Parks Nature
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Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking Stick Travel & Tours and Motsana Maun. Step out of the city life by going to Okavango Delta 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.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip planning tool .

Getting from Tshabong to Ngamiland East by combination of car and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 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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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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