7 days in Botswana Itinerary

7 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana trip itinerary planner

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Gaborone
— 1 night
Drive
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Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Shakawe
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngamiland East
— 2 nights
Fly

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Gaborone

— 1 night
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gaborone online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Gaborone. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in December, and nighttime lows around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Serowe

— 1 night
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Serowe online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gaborone to Serowe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Shakawe

— 1 night
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Tsodilo Hills.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shakawe visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Shakawe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Shakawe

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Ngamiland East

— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Shakawe to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

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.