46 days in Botswana Itinerary

46 days in Botswana Itinerary

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46 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Serowe
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Francistown
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Nata
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Chobe National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Shakawe
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Ngamiland East
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Gaborone
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Johannesburg

6
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Serowe: Palapye (Letsatsi Casino & Moremi Gorge). The adventure continues: stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Serowe tour itinerary planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Serowe is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. 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.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Francistown trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Serowe to Francistown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Francistown, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. 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: stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nata online route planner .

Getting from Francistown to Nata by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nata when traveling from Francistown in October, with lows around 28°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toMakgadikgadi 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 ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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 a day of island exploring on the 31st (Thu) at Kubu Island.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On the 4th (Mon), you're off toChobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Planet Baobab, Baines Baobabs
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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 ©
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, don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane, stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and explore the activities along Linyanti River.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. On the 10th (Sun), you're off toShakawe.

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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Tsodilo Hills.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shakawe trip simple and quick.

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

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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6
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
Step out of Ngamiland East with an excursion to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve--about 1h 05 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.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shakawe to Ngamiland East. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll set off for Gaborone on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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.
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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), and pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Gaborone trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Ngamiland East to Gaborone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ngamiland East in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

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

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