12 days in Botswana Itinerary

12 days in Botswana Itinerary

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12 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, and stop by Botswanacraft.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

1
night
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Serowe trip itinerary 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 time for travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
On the 26th (Mon), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Kubu Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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

3
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park road trip planning app .

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) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Okavango Delta: Maun (Motsana Maun & Okavango River). Spend the 1st (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. It doesn't end there: stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Okavango Delta tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ngamiland East
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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