16 days in Botswana Itinerary

16 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ngamiland East
— 2 nights
2
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
4
Nata
— 1 night
5
Serowe
— 1 night
6
Gaborone
— 4 nights

2
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Take a break from Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 30th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring at Okavango River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary tool.

Toronto, Canada to Ngamiland East is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Ngamiland East due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Ngamiland East hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
On the 4th (Sat), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Kubu Island.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nata.

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

1
night
Nata

Nata
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Nata trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. In January, daily temperatures in Nata can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Serowe.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Serowe tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nata to Serowe by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

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

4
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.
Step out of Gaborone to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Khwai Concession, which is approximately 9 hours away. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, see human ingenuity at work at Gaborone Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, and examine the collection at National Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaborone road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Gaborone sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Lion Park Resort ©
Lion Park Resort

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