17 days in Botswana & Upington Itinerary

17 days in Botswana & Upington Itinerary

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17 days in Botswana & Upington Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Serowe, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Nata, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Ghanzi, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
7
Upington, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Athens, Greece

2
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mokolodi Nature Reserve as well as Khutse Game Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Khutse Game Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gaborone day trip planning site .

Athens, Greece to Gaborone is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Athens in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gaborone, with lows of 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve

1
night
Serowe, Botswana

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. You've now added Khama Rhino Sanctuary to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Serowe using our trip planner.

Drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Wildlife Parks
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary

3
nights
Nata, Botswana

Nata ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Makgadikgadi Pans National Park as well as Baines Baobabs. On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs. On your second day here, stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nata attractions planner.

Getting from Serowe to Nata by car takes about 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Baines Baobabs
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pangolin Photo Safaris, Savute Reserve, Kalahari Tours, and other attractions.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nata to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Pangolin Photo Safaris ©
Pangolin Photo Safaris
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Kalahari Tours ©
Kalahari Tours

4
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust, Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Okavango River.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ghanzi.

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

1
night
Ghanzi, Botswana

Ghanzi
Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. Kuru Art Project has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Kuru Art Project.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ghanzi planner .

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Ghanzi with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Upington.

Things to do in Ghanzi

Museums Shopping
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2
nights
Upington, South Africa

Upington ©
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Upington road trip planner .

You can drive from Ghanzi to Upington in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Upington can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Upington

Wildlife Parks
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ©
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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