57 days in Botswana Itinerary

57 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Gaborone
— 10 nights
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Serowe
— 5 nights
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Francistown
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nata
— 5 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nxai Pan National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Shakawe
— 6 nights
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Ngamiland East
— 7 nights
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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.
Spend the 6th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, and get great views at Kgale Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Gaborone. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Serowe.
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Serowe — 5 nights

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Step out of Serowe with an excursion to Moremi Gorge in Palapye--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Serowe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gaborone to Serowe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. You will leave for Francistown on the 20th (Fri).
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
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Francistown — 5 nights

Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Step out of Francistown to go to Selebi Phikwe and see Menateng Casino, which is approximately 2 hours away. It doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm and try to win big at Marang Casino.

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Getting from Serowe to Francistown by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. May in Francistown sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Nata.
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Nata — 5 nights

Nata is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nata trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Francistown to Nata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Francistown in May, Nata is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 6 nights

Step out of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to go to Gweta and see Planet Baobab, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 31st (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 1st (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Nxai Pan National Park.
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Nxai Pan National Park — 6 nights

Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Baines Baobabs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nxai Pan National Park online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park with the Route module. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Chobe National Park.
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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.
Step out of Chobe National Park to go to Okavango Delta and see Khwai River Bridge, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, get interesting insight from Livingstone Trails, don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Steenbok Safari.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nxai Pan National Park to Chobe National Park. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shakawe.
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Shakawe — 6 nights

Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tsodilo Hills.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shakawe trip website.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Shakawe with the Route module. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Ngamiland East.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Ngamiland East — 7 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Get out of town with these interesting Ngamiland East side-trips: Moremi Game Reserve (Moremi Wildlife Reserve & Khwai Concession). Spend the 25th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River. The adventure continues: get outside with Mosu Safari Tours, explore the activities along Lake Ngami, look for gifts at Motsana Maun, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gcwihaba Caves.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Shakawe to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:

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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