29 days in Botswana Itinerary

29 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Ngamiland East
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 6 nights
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Nxai Pan National Park
— 1 night
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
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Nata
— 1 night
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Serowe
— 2 nights
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Gaborone
— 11 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ngamiland East: Moremi Game Reserve (Moremi Wildlife Reserve & Khwai Concession). Spend the 20th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring at Okavango River. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Mosu Safari Tours and get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ngamiland East is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Ngamiland East. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get warmer in Ngamiland East: highs are around 41°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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Chobe National Park — 6 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Go for a jaunt from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta to see Khwai River Bridge about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Savute Reserve, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Steenbok Safari, and get a dose of the wild on Livingstone Trails.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park journey builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Nxai Pan National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nxai Pan National Park trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kubu Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nata.
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Nata — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nata trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Serowe.
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Serowe — 2 nights

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Serowe driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nata to Serowe takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gaborone.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Gaborone — 11 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 5th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, browse the exhibits of National Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get in on the family fun at Lion Park Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gaborone holiday 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 November in Gaborone, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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.