29 days in Botswana Itinerary

29 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Gaborone
— 9 nights
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Serowe
— 2 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
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Nxai Pan National Park
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park
— 6 nights
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Shakawe
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East
— 5 nights
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Gaborone

— 9 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.
Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. Make the 3rd (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at Khutse Game Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, look for gifts at Botswanacraft, and see human ingenuity at work at Gaborone Dam.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Gaborone travel route website.

Brussels, Belgium to Gaborone is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, you will find days in Gaborone are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (34°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 4:

Serowe

— 2 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Serowe sightseeing website.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Nxai Pan National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nxai Pan National Park trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Chobe National Park

— 6 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Change things up with a short trip to Khwai River Bridge in Okavango Delta (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Savute Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Steenbok Safari, and surround yourself with nature on Livingstone Trails.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nxai Pan National Park to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:

Shakawe

— 2 nights
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. On the 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tsodilo Hills.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shakawe trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Shakawe with the Route module. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Shakawe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Ngamiland East

— 5 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ngamiland East: Moremi Game Reserve (Moremi Wildlife Reserve & Khwai Concession). Spend the 18th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring at Okavango River. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of Mosu Safari Tours and look for gifts at Motsana Maun.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shakawe to Ngamiland East. In October in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 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.