18 days in Botswana Itinerary

18 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gaborone
— 4 nights
2
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
3
Shakawe
— 1 night
4
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
5
Nxai Pan National Park
— 1 night
6
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
7
Nata
— 1 night
8
Serowe
— 2 nights

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 off the beaten path and head to ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and Christ the King Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at ISKCON Gaborone and National Museum. Go for a jaunt from Gaborone to Moremi Game Reserve to see Khwai Concession about 9 hours away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, don't miss a visit to Matsieng's Footprints, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, and get outside with Kgale Hill.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
Christ the King Cathedral ©
Christ the King Cathedral

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Get outdoors at Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Okavango River. Spend the 21st (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ngamiland East visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Ngamiland East takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in December, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

1
night
Shakawe

Shakawe
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Tsodilo Hills.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shakawe trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Shakawe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Shakawe

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Seboba Nature and Recreational Park. Get outdoors at Serondela Reserve and Savute Reserve. There's still lots to do: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shakawe to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

1
night
Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nxai Pan National Park online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Nature Parks
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough 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 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nata online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. December in Nata sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Serowe.

Things to do in Nata

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Serowe itinerary planner.

Getting from Nata to Serowe by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Moremi Gorge
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

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