8 days in Botswana Itinerary

8 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Ngamiland East
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Serowe
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Gaborone
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
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 reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East travel route planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ngamiland East is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. 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

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

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, 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
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, 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
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

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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.
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 look for gifts at 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 see more things to do, ratings, photos, 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues

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