10 days in Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

10 days in Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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10 days in Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: East London, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Bus + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: East London, South Africa

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary planner .

East London, South Africa to Ngamiland East is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from East London in September, you will find days in Ngamiland East are much hotter (39°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Take a break from the city and head to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. Head to Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Prime Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tee off at Elephant Hills Golf Club, and meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls road trip planning website .

Getting from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls by combination of flight, bus, and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Safaris
Zipline

3
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Botswanacraft, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): have fun at Bluetree World of Golf, then buy something for everyone on your list at Airport Junction, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gaborone trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Gaborone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in October, plan for much warmer nights in Gaborone, with lows around 40°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Shopping Fun & Games Outdoors
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Airport Junction ©
Airport Junction
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft
Bluetree World of Golf ©
Bluetree World of Golf

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