21 days in Botswana Itinerary

21 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Serowe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Gaborone
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Ngamiland East
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Brussels

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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and explore the activities along Linyanti River.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park day trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Chobe National Park is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brussels to Chobe National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

3
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Take a break from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with a short trip to Baines Baobabs in Nxai Pan National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 6th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 7th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Serowe.

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
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

3
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Explore Serowe's surroundings by going to Palapye (Moremi Gorge & Letsatsi Casino). There's still lots to do: stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Serowe tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. You'll set off for Gaborone on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Palapye
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

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.
Step out of Gaborone to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Khwai Concession, which is approximately 9 hours away. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, and see human ingenuity at work at Gaborone Dam.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Khwai Concession, Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Lion Park Resort ©
Lion Park Resort
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve

3
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away. Spend the 18th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring at Okavango River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Ngamiland East takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Gaborone in August: highs in Ngamiland East hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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