10 days in Botswana Itinerary

10 days in Botswana Itinerary

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10 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  24​h
1
Gaborone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Okavango Delta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Kasane
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
Gaborone

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.
On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaborone Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, and then get a sense of history and politics at National Assembly Building.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gaborone day trip tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Gaborone is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central African Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect nights in Gaborone to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Serowe.

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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve

1
night
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Serowe day trip site .

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

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Parks Wildlife Museums
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

1
day
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

2
nights
Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta ©
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.
On the 10th (Wed), stroll through Okavango Delta. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Okavango Delta. In July, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kasane.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
Kasane

Kasane ©
Kasane is a town in Botswana, close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where four countries almost meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Savute Reserve. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chobe National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kasane travel planning app .

Fly from Okavango Delta to Kasane in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kasane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasane

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Savute Reserve
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

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