22 days in Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana route builder
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Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 3 nights
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Gaborone
— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East tour planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ngamiland East is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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 out of the city life by going to Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Chobe National Park fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. You'll set off for Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on the 20th (Wed).
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 3 nights

Visiting Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Kubu Island will get you outdoors. When in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, make a side trip to see Baines Baobabs in Nxai Pan National Park, approximately Nxai Pan National Park away.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nata.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Nata — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nata trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Nata are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Serowe.
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Serowe — 3 nights

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Get in touch with nature at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Moremi Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Serowe trip planner.

You can drive from Nata to Serowe in 5 hours. You will leave for Gaborone on the 28th (Thu).
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Gaborone — 6 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.
Visiting Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Gaborone Game Reserve will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Gaborone to Moremi Game Reserve to see Khwai Concession about 9 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and shop like a local with Botswanacraft.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gaborone itinerary planner.

Drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In May in Gaborone, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.