22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
2
Tshabong
— 1 day
Bus:  7 h
3
Gaborone
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
6
Shakawe
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Explore hidden gems such as 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. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring at Okavango River.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ngamiland East is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for little chillier nights in Ngamiland East, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tshabong.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
day
Tshabong

Tshabong ©
On the 22nd (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tshabong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ngamiland East to Tshabong takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Gaborone.

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature Parks
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Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bluetree World of Golf and Mokolodi Nature Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and Christ the King Cathedral. 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: get outside with Kgale Hill, 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 bus from Tshabong to Gaborone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill

2
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
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.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Serowe road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. 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

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

1
night
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
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.

For more things to do, maps, 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
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

1
day
Shakawe

Shakawe
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, more things to do, ratings, 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
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2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Serondela Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chobe National Park road trip planner.

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

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

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