11 days in Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Gaborone
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Okavango Delta
— 4 nights
Drive to Maun Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Gaborone — 3 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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve, make a trip to Matsieng's Footprints, and stop by Botswanacraft.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gaborone online route builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gaborone is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Gaborone. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Gaborone hover around 26°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Serowe.
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Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping
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Serowe — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

On the 20th (Wed), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Okavango Delta — 4 nights

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Go for a jaunt from Okavango Delta to Maun to see Okavango River about 48 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 23rd (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta sightseeing planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Okavango Delta. In July, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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