30 days in Botswana Itinerary

30 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Start: Serowe
1
Serowe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Francistown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Nata
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Nxai Pan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Okavango Delta
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Ghanzi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
9
Tshabong
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h
10
Gaborone
— 5 nights
End: Gaborone

3
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Step off the beaten path and head to Khama III Memorial Museum and Moremi Gorge. Step out of Serowe with an excursion to Letsatsi Casino in Palapye--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Serowe road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Francistown.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Casinos Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Francistown

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
On the 4th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Marang Casino.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Francistown journey app.

You can drive from Serowe to Francistown in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daytime highs in Francistown are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nata.

Things to do in Francistown

Casinos Fun & Games
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

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 photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nata trip builder tool.

You can drive from Francistown to Nata in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nata when traveling from Francistown in March, with lows around 26°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

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 ©
Take a break from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with a short trip to Planet Baobab in Gweta, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 9th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 11th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Planet Baobab
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

2
nights
Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park ©
On the 12th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nxai Pan National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Nature Parks
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Serondela Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Savute Reserve and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

4
nights
Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khwai River Bridge and Khwai Concession. Spend the 18th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 20th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta journey planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Ghanzi.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ghanzi

Ghanzi
Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Kuru Art Project.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ghanzi online journey planner.

You can drive from Okavango Delta to Ghanzi in 7.5 hours. You will leave for Tshabong on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Ghanzi

Museums Shopping
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2
nights
Tshabong

Tshabong ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tshabong road trip site.

You can drive from Ghanzi to Tshabong in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature Parks
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Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and ISKCON Gaborone. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Kgale Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaborone Game Reserve, make a trip to Matsieng's Footprints, and stop by Botswanacraft.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gaborone trip planner.

Take a bus from Tshabong to Gaborone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill

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