22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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.
On the 30th (Sun), try your luck at Marang Casino and then explore and take pictures at Kuminda Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Francistown road trip planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Francistown is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Francistown, with lows of 4°C. You'll set off for Serowe on the 1st (Mon).

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. On the 2nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Serowe online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Francistown to Serowe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough 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 out of the city life by going to Khwai Concession and Kgale Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Khutse Game Reserve and Spas. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), walk around Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana), buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Mall, and make a trip to National Assembly Building.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone trip planner .

Drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gaborone are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. 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
Christ the King Cathedral ©
Christ the King Cathedral

1
night
Tshabong

Tshabong ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tshabong online vacation 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 9th (Tue), you're off toNgamiland East.

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature Parks
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Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Take a break from the city and head to Walking Stick Travel & Tours and Lake Ngami. When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Okavango Delta.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip 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. July in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Lake Ngami ©
Lake Ngami

6
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Serondela Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Linyanti River and Savute Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park planner .

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

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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