42 days in Botswana Itinerary

42 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Francistown
— 3 nights
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Serowe
— 3 nights
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Nata
— 4 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 4 nights
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Nxai Pan National Park
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park
— 5 nights
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Shakawe
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East
— 5 nights
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Gaborone
— 8 nights
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Francistown

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Francistown is known for casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Kuminda Farm and try to win big at Marang Casino.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Francistown online travel route builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Francistown is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect much colder with lows of 8°C in Francistown. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Francistown

Casinos · Fun & Games
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Serowe

— 3 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Step out of Serowe with an excursion to Moremi Gorge in Palapye--about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Serowe trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Francistown to Serowe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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Nata

— 4 nights
Nata is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

Plan trip to Nata with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Serowe to Nata by car takes about 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nata are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Nata

Parks · Wildlife
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

— 4 nights
Take a break from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with a short trip to Planet Baobab in Gweta, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 25th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 26th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park tour itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Nxai Pan National Park

— 3 nights
Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Baines Baobabs.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. You will leave for Chobe National Park on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Parks · Nature
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Chobe National Park

— 5 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
When in Chobe National Park, make a side trip to see Khwai River Bridge in Okavango Delta, approximately Okavango Delta away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Savute Reserve, take an exotic tour of Steenbok Safari, and get a dose of the wild on Livingstone Trails.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Shakawe

— 4 nights
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Tsodilo Hills.

Planning Shakawe trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Shakawe. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Shakawe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Moremi Game Reserve (Moremi Wildlife Reserve & Khwai Concession). Spend the 11th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Mosu Safari Tours and get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Shakawe to Ngamiland East with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Gaborone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

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Gaborone

— 8 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, stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, and browse the exhibits of National Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gaborone vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Gaborone by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Ngamiland East, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 16°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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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.