15 days in Botswana Itinerary

15 days in Botswana Itinerary

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

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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 3rd (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, take an exotic tour of Maroon Tours & Safaris, find something for the whole family at Lion Park Resort, and stop by Botswanacraft.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gaborone trip itinerary maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Gaborone is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Gaborone: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Serowe.
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Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Spas
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Serowe — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Serowe trip itinerary maker.

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 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Kubu Island.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip app.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.
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Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Okavango River in Maun (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 13th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In May in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Side Trip
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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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