27 days in Botswana Itinerary

27 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Gaborone
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Serowe
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Nata
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Ngamiland East
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Milan

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Khwai Concession. Make the 3rd (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Khutse Game Reserve. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaborone Game Reserve, admire the engineering at Gaborone Dam, and look for gifts at Botswanacraft.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gaborone travel itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Gaborone is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Gaborone, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, you will find days in Gaborone are much colder (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill

3
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Escape the urban bustle at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Moremi Gorge. Change things up with a short trip to Letsatsi Casino in Palapye (about 1h 05 min away). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Serowe trip planner.

Getting from Gaborone to Serowe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for Nata on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Casinos

Side Trip

Palapye
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

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.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nata trip planner.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Nata takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Nata can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

4
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Kubu Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: Planet Baobab (in Gweta) and Baines Baobabs (in Nxai Pan National Park).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish up 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 Trips

Planet Baobab, Baines Baobabs
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center, explore the activities along Linyanti River, and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park online itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Ngamiland East.

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

4
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Get in touch with nature at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River. Take a break from Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour in harmony with nature at Walking Stick Travel & Tours and stop by Motsana Maun.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) 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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