15 days in Botswana Itinerary

15 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Gaborone
— 4 nights
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Serowe
— 1 night
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nxai Pan National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngamiland East
— 5 nights
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Gaborone — 4 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.
ISKCON Gaborone and Sri Balaji Temple will appeal to history buffs. National Museum and Christ the King Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 12th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamia Mosque, stop by Botswanacraft, and appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gaborone online attractions planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Gaborone is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in October; daily highs in Gaborone reach 40°C and lows reach 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Serowe.
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Serowe — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Serowe day trip site.

Drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park — 2 nights

On the 16th (Sun), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Kubu Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park attractions planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.
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Nxai Pan National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs.

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Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East — 5 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of the city life by going to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring at Okavango River. It doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of Mosu Safari Tours and stop by Motsana Maun.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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