12 days in Botswana Itinerary

12 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Fly
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Gaborone
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
Drive to Maun Airport, Fly to Zurich

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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 14th (Sun): stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, then stop by Botswanacraft, and finally make a trip to Matsieng's Footprints.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Gaborone is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Gaborone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Gaborone. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Serowe.
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Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Serowe — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Serowe journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gaborone to Serowe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park — 3 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and surround yourself with nature on Big Sam Hubber.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Okavango Delta — 3 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.
Step out of Okavango Delta to go to Maun and see Okavango River, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 22nd (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In May, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can 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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