17 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

17 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park ©
On the 21st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park.

Plan trip to Hwange National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Hwange National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hwange National Park, with lows of 23°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Nature · Parks
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Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Get outdoors at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Kubu Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: Baines Baobabs (in Nxai Pan National Park) and Planet Baobab (in Gweta).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hwange National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Baines Baobabs, Planet Baobab
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

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 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, and then stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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

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Okavango Delta, Botswana

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Okavango River and then stroll through Khwai Concession.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In December, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
Visiting Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Khutse Game Reserve will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, admire the engineering at Gaborone Dam, ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gaborone visit planner.

Fly from Okavango Delta to Gaborone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Okavango Delta in December, expect nights in Gaborone to be much hotter, around 44°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls vacation planner.

Fly from Gaborone to Victoria Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gaborone in December: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Safaris
Walking tours

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