32 days in Botswana Itinerary

32 days in Botswana Itinerary

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1
Tshabong
— 4 nights
2
Gaborone
— 7 nights
3
Serowe
— 3 nights
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
5
Nxai Pan National Park
— 1 night
6
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
7
Shakawe
— 2 nights
8
Okavango Delta
— 5 nights
9
Francistown
— 1 night

4
nights
Tshabong

Tshabong ©
Tshabong is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tshabong attractions planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Tshabong is an approximately 192-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tshabong. You'll set off for Gaborone on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature Parks
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Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like ISKCON Gaborone and Jamia Mosque. Visiting Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Bluetree World of Golf will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Mogonye Gorge, and get outside with Kgale Hill.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaborone online travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Tshabong to Gaborone takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In October in Gaborone, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Christ the King Cathedral ©
Christ the King Cathedral

3
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Visiting Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Moremi Gorge will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Khama III Memorial Museum and Letsatsi Casino.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Serowe day trip planning app.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
On the 18th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Kubu Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

1
night
Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nxai Pan National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Serondela Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Step out of the city life by going to Savute Reserve and Linyanti River.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chobe National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nxai Pan National Park to Chobe National Park. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tsodilo Hills.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shakawe sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Shakawe with the Route module. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Shakawe

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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5
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. Escape the urban bustle at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River. Spend the 27th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Okavango Delta day trip planning tool.

Getting from Shakawe to Okavango Delta by car takes about 9 hours. In October in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Francistown.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Francistown

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
You've now added Kuminda Farm to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Francistown holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Okavango Delta to Francistown takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Okavango Delta in October, with highs in Francistown at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

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