22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana travel route planner

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Francistown
— 1 night
Drive
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Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gaborone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tshabong
— 1 night
Bus to Gaborone, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park
— 6 nights
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Francistown

— 1 night

Capital of the North

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 see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, 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
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your trip

Serowe

— 2 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the galleries 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.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, 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 car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Gaborone

— 4 nights
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 ISKCON Gaborone. Step out of the city life by going to Khutse Game Reserve and Khwai Concession. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), admire all the interesting features of Matsieng's Footprints, browse the different shops at Riverwalk Mall, and shop like a local with Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gaborone online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Gaborone can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tshabong.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Tshabong

— 1 night
On the 8th (Mon), explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tshabong trip planner.

You can drive from Gaborone to Tshabong in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; 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
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
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Ngamiland East

— 3 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Ngami and Motsana Maun. Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tshabong to Ngamiland East takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Chobe National Park

— 6 nights
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 Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Take a break from the city and head to Savute Reserve and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Boab Prison Tree and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.