12 days in Botswana Itinerary

12 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h
1
Gaborone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
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.
Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Botswanacraft, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, and appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gaborone route planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you will find days in Gaborone are colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Serowe driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gaborone to Serowe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Wildlife Parks
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kubu Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

3
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maun (Motsana Maun & Okavango River). Spend the 1st (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Okavango Delta journey planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. August in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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