22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Fly to Gaborone, Bus to Tshabong
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Tshabong
— 1 day
Drive
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Gaborone
— 6 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Shakawe
— 1 day
Drive
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Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring at Okavango River. The adventure continues: stop by Motsana Maun.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ngamiland East is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Ngamiland East. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Tshabong.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Tshabong

— 1 day
On the 22nd (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tshabong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Tshabong takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Gaborone.

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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Gaborone

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Kgale Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and Bluetree World of Golf. Go for a jaunt from Gaborone to Moremi Game Reserve to see Khwai Concession about 9 hours away. Make the 28th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Khutse Game Reserve. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaborone Game Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues.

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

Traveling by car from Tshabong to Gaborone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Gaborone are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:

Serowe

— 2 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 30th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Serowe road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Shakawe

— 1 day
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tsodilo Hills.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shakawe tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Shakawe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Shakawe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Chobe National Park

— 2 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Serondela Reserve and Boab Prison Tree. There's still lots to do: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Shakawe to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Botswana travel guide

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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.