18 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Serowe, Botswana
— 1 night
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
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Windhoek, Namibia — 4 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch, and don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek trip itinerary maker app.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Windhoek is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gothenburg in August: highs in Windhoek hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip site.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Windhoek to Chobe National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.
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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nxai Pan National Park road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Nxai Pan National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Kubu Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park driving holiday website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nxai Pan National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Serowe.
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Serowe, Botswana — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 25th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Serowe trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gaborone.
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Gaborone, Botswana — 2 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.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Matsieng's Footprints, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, then appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, and finally stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gaborone online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daytime highs in Gaborone are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 3 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 1h 25 min away. Spend the 28th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring at Okavango River.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East trip maker website.

You can fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in August, you will find days in Ngamiland East are much warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Botswana travel guide

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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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