8 days in Botswana Itinerary

8 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana vacation planner
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Fly
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Gaborone
— 1 day
Fly
2
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
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Gaborone — 1 day

Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): walk around Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana), get outside with Maroon Tours & Safaris, then get great views at Kgale Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gaborone vacation planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gaborone when traveling from Cape Town in May, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 1 night

On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Gaborone to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park — 3 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get in touch with nature at Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve. There's more to do: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and get a dose of the wild on Big Sam Hubber.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chobe National Park travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.
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Okavango Delta — 3 nights

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bush Calls Safaris and Motsana Maun. Escape the urban bustle at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly 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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