15 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Fly to Maun Airport, Drive to Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nxai Pan National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
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Gaborone
— 4 nights
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Okavango Delta — 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.
Take a break from Okavango Delta with a short trip to Okavango River in Maun, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 7th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Okavango Delta travel planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Okavango Delta is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in Okavango Delta hover around 33°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and surround yourself with nature on Big Sam Hubber.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.
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Nxai Pan National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nxai Pan National Park day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

On the 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nxai Pan National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Serowe.
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Serowe — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Serowe, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gaborone.
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Gaborone — 4 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 18th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Maroon Tours & Safaris, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Mall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gaborone trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Serowe to Gaborone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. May in Gaborone sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough 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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