20 days in Botswana Itinerary

20 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Serowe road trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Serowe is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Nata

Nata
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nata trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Serowe to Nata in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Parks Wildlife
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Kubu Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

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
Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nxai Pan National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Parks Nature
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

4
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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve, stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shakawe.

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

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 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tsodilo Hills.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shakawe trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Shakawe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Shakawe

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 12th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring at Okavango River.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Shakawe to Ngamiland East with the Route module. August in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve (about 9 hours away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, stop by 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 maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gaborone journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Gaborone takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ngamiland East in August, plan for much colder days in Gaborone, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve

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