5 days in Botswana & Malawi Itinerary

5 days in Botswana & Malawi Itinerary

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Gaborone, Botswana
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana — 2 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.
Kids will enjoy Gaborone Game Reserve and Mokolodi Nature Reserve. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Lion Park Resort and pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Gaborone trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Botswana, the closest major aiport is Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Gaborone are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Mulanje.
Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Mulanje, Malawi — 2 nights

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mulanje day trip planning website.

Getting from Gaborone to Mulanje by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gaborone in January since evenings lows in Mulanje dip to 24°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll 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.

Malawi travel guide

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Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.