27 days in Botswana Itinerary

27 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Gaborone
— 6 nights
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Serowe
— 3 nights
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Nata
— 3 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East
— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Gaborone Game Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve (about 9 hours away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, take a peaceful walk through Khutse Game Reserve, admire the engineering at Gaborone Dam, and browse the exhibits of National Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gaborone sightseeing planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Gaborone is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Gaborone. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature

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Serowe

— 3 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Escape the urban bustle at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Moremi Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Serowe day trip website.

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

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Nata

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

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, 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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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 4 nights
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 more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, 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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Savute Reserve and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. The adventure continues: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. You'll set off for Ngamiland East on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Ngamiland East

— 4 nights
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 Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. In August, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Botswana travel guide

3.7
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.