9 days in Botswana Itinerary

9 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Gaborone
— 2 nights
Fly
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
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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.
Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Matsieng's Footprints, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, and get a sense of history and politics at National Assembly Building.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gaborone road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gaborone to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Chobe National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Livingstone Trails.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chobe National Park visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Okavango Delta

— 3 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.
Step out of Okavango Delta with an excursion to Safari Specialists in Maun--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 24th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 25th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Start your trip to Okavango Delta by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In March, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.