27 days in Botswana Itinerary

27 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Groningen
Fly:  28 h
1
Gaborone
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Nata
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Shakawe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Groningen

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.
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, see human ingenuity at work at Gaborone Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, and pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gaborone trip builder.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Gaborone is an approximately 29- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Groningen in October, things will get much warmer in Gaborone: highs are around 40°C and lows about 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

2
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
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.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Serowe planning website.

Drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Nata.

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

3
nights
Nata

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

For other places to visit, where to stay, 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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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
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.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, 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

Baines Baobabs
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

4
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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve, make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, and contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River.

You can plan Chobe National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

3
nights
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. Shakawe is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tsodilo Hills.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, 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 Historic Sites Parks
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3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
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 1h 05 min 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.

To find maps, ratings, 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

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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