27 days in Botswana Itinerary

27 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana trip itinerary planner

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Gaborone
— 6 nights
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Serowe
— 2 nights
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Nata
— 3 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
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Shakawe
— 3 nights
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Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Gaborone to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Khwai Concession, which is approximately 9 hours away. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), look for gifts at Botswanacraft, and admire the engineering at Gaborone Dam.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gaborone road trip planning app.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Gaborone is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Groningen to Gaborone, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Groningen in October: high temperatures in Gaborone hover around 40°C and lows are around 40°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Serowe

— 2 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Serowe planning website.

Drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Nata

— 3 nights
Nata is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nata sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Nata takes 5 hours. In October in Nata, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 3 nights
When in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, make a side trip to see Baines Baobabs in Nxai Pan National Park, approximately Nxai Pan National Park away. Spend the 15th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 16th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Chobe National Park

— 4 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Shakawe

— 3 nights
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tsodilo Hills.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shakawe journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Shakawe. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Shakawe

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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 Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 1 hour away. Spend the 25th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring at Okavango River.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shakawe to Ngamiland East. October in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

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.