22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
Fly:  22 h
1
Francistown
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Gaborone
— 4 nights
Bus:  7 h
4
Tshabong
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10 h 45 min
5
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Chobe National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Zurich

1
night
Francistown

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): try your luck at Marang Casino and then experience rural life at Kuminda Farm.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Francistown trip itinerary maker app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Francistown is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Francistown is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Francistown, with lows of 4°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Francistown

Fun & Games Casinos
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

2
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Serowe trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Francistown to Serowe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kgale Hill and Khwai Concession. Step out of the city life by going to Khutse Game Reserve and Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, browse the different shops at Riverwalk Mall, get a sense of history and politics at National Assembly Building, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

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

You can drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Gaborone, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Tshabong.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)

1
night
Tshabong

Tshabong ©
On the 8th (Mon), explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tshabong trip 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. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature Parks
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking Stick Travel & Tours and Motsana Maun. Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ngami.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ngamiland East, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours
Lake Ngami ©
Lake Ngami
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Serondela Reserve and Linyanti River. Take a break from the city and head to Nogatsaa and Tchinga and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park road trip website.

Fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve
Linyanti River ©
Linyanti River

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