17 days in Botswana Itinerary

17 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Gaborone
— 4 nights
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Tshabong
— 1 night
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Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maroon Tours & Safaris and ISKCON Gaborone. Spend the 24th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Kgale Hill, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamia Mosque, and stop by Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gaborone trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Gaborone is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Gaborone is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Doha in April, plan for much colder days in Gaborone, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tshabong.
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Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Tshabong — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tshabong itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gaborone to Tshabong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Serowe.
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Serowe — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 27th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

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Drive from Tshabong to Serowe in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park — 4 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Step off the beaten path and head to Serondela Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East — 5 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bush Calls Safaris and Motsana Maun. Take a break from Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 58 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring at Okavango River.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. In May, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can 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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