9 days in Botswana Itinerary

9 days in Botswana Itinerary

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9 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Gaborone
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Okavango Delta
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Francistown
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Palapye
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kgale Hill and Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khutse Game Reserve and ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, get a sense of history and politics at National Assembly Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect nights in Gaborone to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

Plan my trip to Chobe National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Gaborone to Chobe National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the views from Khwai River Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Okavango Delta itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In April, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Francistown.
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1
night
Francistown

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): try your luck at Marang Casino and then experience rural life at Kuminda Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Francistown tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Okavango Delta to Francistown takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Okavango Delta in April since evenings lows in Francistown dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Palapye.

Things to do in Francistown

Fun & Games Casinos
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

1
night
Palapye

Palapye ©
Palapye is a large town in Botswana, situated about halfway between Francistown and Gaborone (240 km away from Gaborone and 170 km away from Francistown). On the 2nd (Sat), try your luck at Letsatsi Casino and then take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palapye trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Francistown to Palapye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge

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