17 days in Botswana Itinerary

17 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Gaborone
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
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Gaborone — 5 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 24th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, head outdoors with Maroon Tours & Safaris, see human ingenuity at work at Gaborone Dam, and stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gaborone vacation maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Gaborone is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Gaborone due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Gaborone hover around 20°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Serowe.
Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
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Serowe — 2 nights

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Serowe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

On the 30th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Kubu Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

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.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chobe National Park attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Okavango Delta.
Wildlife · Parks
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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 5th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 6th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. May in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

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.