11 days in Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana trip planner

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

— 3 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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, and browse the different shops at Riverwalk Mall.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaborone trip itinerary website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Gaborone is an approximately 16-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in May: high temperatures in Gaborone hover around 24°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Okavango Delta to Maun to see Okavango River about 48 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 20th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Gaborone to Okavango Delta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Gaborone in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Okavango Delta, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

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.