16 days in Botswana Itinerary

16 days in Botswana Itinerary

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16 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Ngamiland East
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nata
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Gaborone
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1h 05 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 reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary website .

Toronto, Canada to Ngamiland East is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central African Time (CAT) is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Ngamiland East to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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

2
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
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, Kasane and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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

Plan my Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Nata.

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

1
night
Nata

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

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nata driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata with the Route module. In January in Nata, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Nata

Parks Wildlife
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Serowe

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

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Serowe trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Nata to Serowe takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife 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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see human ingenuity at work at Gaborone Dam.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gaborone online route builder .

Getting from Serowe to Gaborone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can 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
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

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