20 days in Botswana Itinerary

20 days in Botswana Itinerary

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20 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  29​h
1
Gaborone
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Newark

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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), admire the engineering at Gaborone Dam, and find something for the whole family at Lion Park Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gaborone trip itinerary maker site .

Newark, USA to Gaborone is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Gaborone. In October, Gaborone is warmer than Newark - with highs of 94°F and lows of 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

2
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 15th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

Plan a trip to Serowe easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Gaborone to Serowe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

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
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

3
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Change things up with a short trip to Baines Baobabs in Nxai Pan National Park (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 17th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend a day of island exploring on the 18th (Fri) at Kubu Island.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baines Baobabs
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

3
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) 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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Okavango Delta: Maun (Motsana Maun & Okavango River). Spend the 25th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. It doesn't end there: stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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