16 days in Botswana Itinerary

16 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gaborone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tshabong
— 2 nights
Bus to Gaborone, Fly to Francistown
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Francistown
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East — 3 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Explore hidden gems such as Bush Calls Safaris and Gcwihaba Caves. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ngami and stop by Motsana Maun.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East online journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ngamiland East is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Ngamiland East. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Livingstone Trails. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park travel route website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gaborone.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ISKCON Gaborone and Christ the King Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Maroon Tours & Safaris, browse the different shops at Airport Junction, don't miss a visit to Matsieng's Footprints, and take some stellar pictures from Kgale Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaborone online tour planner.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tshabong.
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Tshabong — 2 nights

On the 24th (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

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You can drive from Gaborone to Tshabong in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Francistown.
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Francistown — 2 nights

Capital of the North

Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm and then try to win big at Marang Casino.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Francistown online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tshabong to Francistown in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to 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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