8 days in Botswana Itinerary

8 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana trip planner

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

— 1 night
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 15th (Fri), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East travel route planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ngamiland East is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Ngamiland East. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Ngamiland East to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 1 night
On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Serowe

— 1 day
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Serowe day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Gaborone

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, and then shop like a local with Botswanacraft. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaborone Game Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaborone travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

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.