19 days in Botswana Itinerary

19 days in Botswana Itinerary

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19 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  6​h
1
Palapye
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Okavango Delta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Gaborone
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Palapye

Palapye ©
Palapye is a large town in Botswana, situated about halfway between Francistown and Gaborone (240 km away from Gaborone and 170 km away from Francistown). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Letsatsi Casino and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palapye road trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Palapye is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Palapye

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Khama Rhino Sanctuary
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Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary

3
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Kubu Island. Step out of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to go to Nxai Pan National Park and see Baines Baobabs, which is approximately 1h 25 min away.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palapye to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baines Baobabs
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

3
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Serondela Reserve and Seboba Nature and Recreational Park. Get in touch with nature at Savute Reserve and CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough 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

4
nights
Okavango Delta

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.
Get outdoors at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River. Spend the 10th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Khwai River Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. August in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) 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
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

6
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.
Visiting Khutse Game Reserve and Kgale Hill will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ISKCON Gaborone and Christ the King Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Botswanacraft, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gaborone online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Okavango Delta to Gaborone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Okavango Delta, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve

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