11 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 25th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, explore the galleries of Tami Walker Gallery, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Victoria Falls. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Gaborone.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Gaborone, Botswana — 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gaborone trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Gaborone in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in July, Gaborone is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Okavango Delta.
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Wildlife · Parks
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Okavango Delta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Okavango Delta, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with the Route module. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hwange National Park.
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

On the 2nd (Wed), walk around Hwange National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Hwange National Park. August in Hwange National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

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Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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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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