8 days in Botswana Itinerary

8 days in Botswana Itinerary

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8 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Ngamiland East
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nxai Pan National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nata
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Gaborone
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
day
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Okavango Delta.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East online day trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Ngamiland East is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Ngamiland East is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in May; daily highs in Ngamiland East reach 33°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

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1
night
Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park ©
On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nxai Pan National Park itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Nxai Pan National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nata.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

1
night
Nata

Nata
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nata sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Nxai Pan National Park to Nata in 3.5 hours. May in Nata sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Nata

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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Bluetree World of Golf. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at ISKCON Gaborone and National Museum. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), and stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nata to Gaborone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Nata in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Golf
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

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