46 days in Botswana Itinerary

46 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

6
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Get out of town with these interesting Serowe side-trips: Palapye (Letsatsi Casino & Moremi Gorge). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Serowe is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You will leave for Francistown on the 20th (Sun).

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

4
nights
Francistown

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Francistown is known for casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm and try your luck at Marang Casino.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Francistown trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Francistown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Francistown can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Nata on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Francistown

Fun & Games Casinos
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

5
nights
Nata

Nata
Nata is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nata road trip tool.

Drive from Francistown to Nata in 3 hours. Traveling from Francistown in October, Nata is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Parks Wildlife
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

6
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: Baines Baobabs (in Nxai Pan National Park) and Planet Baobab (in Gweta). Spend the 30th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 31st (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. You'll set off for Chobe National Park on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Baines Baobabs, Planet Baobab
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 4:
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

6
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, don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and explore the activities along Linyanti River.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. You will leave for Shakawe on the 10th (Sun).

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

5
nights
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. Shakawe is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Tsodilo Hills.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Shakawe trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Shakawe. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Shakawe

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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6
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 5 min away. Spend the 16th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Motsana Maun and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ngami.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shakawe to Ngamiland East. In November, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll 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 ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

7
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). Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, examine the collection at National Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaborone trip builder.

Fly from Ngamiland East to Gaborone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ngamiland East, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, Khwai Concession
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 28:
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Lion Park Resort ©
Lion Park Resort

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