12 days in Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

12 days in Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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12 days in Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: East London, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: East London, South Africa


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2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East sightseeing planner.

East London, South Africa to Ngamiland East is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from East London in October: highs in Ngamiland East hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and ISKCON Gaborone. For shopping fun, head to Botswanacraft or Riverwalk Mall. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral and stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve.

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Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Gaborone takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ngamiland East in October, expect much hotter with lows of 40°C in Gaborone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Wild Horizons Transfers and Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Shop till you drop at Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Gaborone to Victoria Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone in October, Victoria Falls is much colder at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Walking tours

2
nights
Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe

Matobo National Park - The Matopos ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place and then contemplate the long history of Matobo Hills.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos road trip app .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Matobo National Park - The Matopos by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Victoria Falls in October, expect Matobo National Park - The Matopos to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

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