29 days in Botswana Itinerary

29 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Ngamiland East
— 5 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
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Francistown
— 1 night
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Serowe
— 5 nights
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Ghanzi
— 2 nights
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Tshabong
— 2 nights
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Gaborone
— 7 nights
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Ngamiland East — 5 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gifts of The Kalahari Safaris and Motsana Maun. Go for a jaunt from Ngamiland East to Moremi Game Reserve to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve about 58 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. The adventure continues: visit Temogo Safari, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ngami, and Head underground at Gcwihaba Caves.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East day trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Ngamiland East is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Brussels in September, plan for warmer days in Ngamiland East, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Serondela Reserve and Livingstone Trails. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Steenbok Safari, and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park visit app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Francistown.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Francistown — 1 night

Capital of the North

Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): try to win big at Marang Casino and then relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Francistown vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Francistown. In September, daily temperatures in Francistown can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Serowe.
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Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Serowe — 5 nights

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moremi Gorge and Khama III Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Serowe trip planner.

You can drive from Francistown to Serowe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. You'll set off for Ghanzi on the 21st (Thu).
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Ghanzi — 2 nights

Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Kuru Art Project.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ghanzi road trip site.

You can drive from Serowe to Ghanzi in 8.5 hours. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Tshabong.
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Tshabong — 2 nights

On the 24th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tshabong journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ghanzi to Tshabong takes 7.5 hours. You will leave for Gaborone on the 25th (Mon).
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Gaborone — 7 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like ISKCON Gaborone and Christ the King Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trinity Church and Sri Balaji Temple. Make the 29th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Khutse Game Reserve. There's lots more to do: get outside with Maroon Tours & Safaris, stroll through Crocodile Pools River Safaris, Head underground at Mogonye Gorge, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaborone trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tshabong to Gaborone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time 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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