18 days in Botswana Itinerary

18 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Gaborone
— 4 nights
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Serowe
— 1 night
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Nata
— 1 night
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
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Ngamiland East
— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at ISKCON Gaborone and Christ the King Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Maroon Tours & Safaris and National Museum. Spend the 30th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, and get great views at Kgale Hill.

Before you visit Gaborone, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Berlin, Germany to Gaborone is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 40°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Serowe.
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Serowe — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 2nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Serowe trip planner.

Getting from Gaborone to Serowe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nata.
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Nata — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nata online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Nata takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Nata sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Serondela Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve.

Start your trip to Chobe National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East — 4 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Gifts of The Kalahari Safaris.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (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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