8 days in Botswana Itinerary

8 days in Botswana Itinerary

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8 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: East London
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Okavango Delta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Chobe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Gaborone
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: East London

2
nights
Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta ©
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.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

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East London, South Africa to Okavango Delta is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from East London in December: high temperatures in Okavango Delta hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

1
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

1
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Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Serowe online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gaborone.

Things to do in Serowe

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

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Gaborone

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve and then pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gaborone trip tool .

You can drive from Serowe to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in December, and nighttime lows around 44°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Sri Balaji Temple ©
Sri Balaji Temple

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