13 days in Botswana Itinerary

13 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana trip planner
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Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gaborone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Serondela Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Step out of the city life by going to Savute Reserve and Chobe Day Trips.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park travel route planning app.

London, UK to Chobe National Park is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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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 the city life by going to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gifts of The Kalahari Safaris and Motsana Maun.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta driving holiday planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Gaborone.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maroon Tours & Safaris and Kgale Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Gaborone Game Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gaborone visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Okavango Delta to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Okavango Delta in August: highs in Gaborone hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Serowe.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Serowe — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Serowe road trip website.

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 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

On the 14th (Sun), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Makgadikgadi Pans National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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.