37 days in Botswana Itinerary

37 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana travel planner

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 5 nights
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Nata
— 2 nights
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Francistown
— 4 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gaborone
— 11 nights
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Ngamiland East
— 5 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 6 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: Planet Baobab (in Gweta) and Baines Baobabs (in Nxai Pan National Park). Spend the 3rd (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 4th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park attractions planner.

London, UK to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nata.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Nata

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nata day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. In April, daytime highs in Nata are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Francistown.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Francistown

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Change things up with a short trip to Menateng Casino in Selebi Phikwe (about 2 hours away). It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Kuminda Farm and try to win big at Marang Casino.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Francistown travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Nata to Francistown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Francistown when traveling from Nata in April, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Serowe on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Francistown

Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Serowe

— 3 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Gorge in Palapye (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and browse the exhibits of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Serowe trip planner.

You can drive from Francistown to Serowe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. You'll set off for Gaborone on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Gaborone

— 11 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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Botswanacraft, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Maroon Tours & Safaris.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gaborone trip planner.

You can drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. April in Gaborone sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 26:

Ngamiland East

— 5 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ngamiland East: Moremi Game Reserve (Moremi Wildlife Reserve & Khwai Concession). Spend the 28th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River. There's more to do: take an exotic tour of Mosu Safari Tours and get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Ngamiland East takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in April, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:

Chobe National Park

— 6 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
When in Chobe National Park, make a side trip to see Khwai River Bridge in Okavango Delta, approximately Okavango Delta away. The adventure continues: stroll through Savute Reserve and surround yourself with nature on Chobe Day Trips.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park journey maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

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.