28 days in Botswana & Mozambique Itinerary

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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 5 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 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 17th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring at Okavango River. It doesn't end there: get outside with Mosu Safari Tours and stop by Motsana Maun.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ngamiland East is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Ngamiland East, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, Ngamiland East is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 4 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: stroll through Savute Reserve, get outside with Steenbok Safari, and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park travel route planning app.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 3 nights

Go for a jaunt from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Gweta to see Planet Baobab about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 24th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 25th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Gaborone.
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Gaborone, Botswana — 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 28th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get in on the family fun at Lion Park Resort, and take an exotic tour of Maroon Tours & Safaris.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Maputo.
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Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

Maputo, Mozambique — 4 nights

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Maputo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), fulfill a lifelong dream with Mozambique Scuba, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maputo road trip planning app.

You can fly from Gaborone to Maputo in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gaborone in July: highs in Maputo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Mozambique Island.
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique — 2 nights

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mozambique Island trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Mozambique Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maputo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mozambique Island, with lows around 22°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tofo.
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Tofo, Mozambique — 1 night

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofo trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Mozambique Island to Tofo by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in August, expect nights in Tofo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Vilanculos.
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 4 nights

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Take a break from Vilanculos with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto in Bazaruto Archipelago, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, relax and rejuvenate at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

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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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.
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