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). Make the 3rd (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Khutse Game Reserve. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, have some family-friendly fun at Bluetree World of Golf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaborone online vacation planner.

Milan, Italy to Gaborone is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Gaborone to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to 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: take an in-depth tour 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 plan 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

Parks · Wildlife
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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 Okavango River. Take a break from Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: stop by 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

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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.