30 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Ngamiland East
— 6 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 5 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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Tshabong
— 2 nights
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Gaborone
— 10 nights
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Ngamiland East — 6 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 Khwai Concession and Motsana Maun. Escape the urban bustle at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River. There's more to do: get outside with Mosu Safari Tours and explore the activities along Lake Ngami.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Ngamiland East is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, Ngamiland East is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park — 5 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Explore hidden gems such as Serondela Reserve and Seboba Nature and Recreational Park. Step out of the city life by going to Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Savute Reserve. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Livingstone Trails, take an exotic tour of Steenbok Safari, and stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.
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Nxai Pan National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs.

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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 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

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Explore your travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nata.
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Nata — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nata vacation planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Serowe.
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Serowe — 2 nights

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Serowe trip planner.

Getting from Nata to Serowe by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tshabong.
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Tshabong — 2 nights

On the 29th (Sat), explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

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Getting from Serowe to Tshabong by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You will leave for Gaborone on the 30th (Sun).
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Gaborone — 10 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Tours & Safaris and Khutse Game Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to ISKCON Gaborone and Crocodile Pools River Safaris. Spend the 1st (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: get great views at Kgale Hill, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, make a trip to Matsieng's Footprints, and browse the different shops at Airport Junction.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gaborone road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tshabong to Gaborone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Gaborone can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) 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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