7 days in Botswana Itinerary

7 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Okavango Delta
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gaborone
— 2 nights

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Okavango Delta

— 2 nights
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.
When in Okavango Delta, make a side trip to see Okavango River in Maun, approximately Maun away. Spend the 17th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 16th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Okavango Delta trip itinerary maker.

Gaborone to Okavango Delta is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone in December, you will find days in Okavango Delta are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are much colder (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Serowe

— 1 night
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Serowe trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Gaborone

— 2 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, stop by Botswanacraft, then appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, and finally ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gaborone road trip planner.

Getting from Serowe to Gaborone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In December in Gaborone, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 44°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Botswana travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.