28 days in Botswana Itinerary

28 days in Botswana Itinerary

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28 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  25​h
1
Francistown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Palapye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gaborone
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Ngamiland East
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Nxai Pan National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Nata
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Stockholm

1
night
Francistown

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Marang Casino and then relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Francistown tour itinerary builder .

Stockholm, Sweden to Francistown is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Francistown, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Palapye.

Things to do in Francistown

Casinos Fun & Games
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

3
nights
Palapye

Palapye ©
Palapye is a large town in Botswana, situated about halfway between Francistown and Gaborone (240 km away from Gaborone and 170 km away from Francistown). Discover out-of-the-way places like Moremi Gorge and Letsatsi Casino. Venture out of the city with trips to Serowe (Khama III Memorial Museum & Khama Rhino Sanctuary).

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Getting from Francistown to Palapye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gaborone.

Things to do in Palapye

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Serowe
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

9
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khwai Concession and Botswanacraft. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, and see human ingenuity at work at Gaborone Dam.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaborone trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Palapye to Gaborone in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khwai Concession, Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

4
nights
Ngamiland East

Ngamiland East ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Okavango River and Motsana Maun. When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 16th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

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Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Ngamiland East takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in June, you will find days in Ngamiland East are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

1
night
Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park ©
On the 20th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nxai Pan National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Nxai Pan National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Nature Parks
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

3
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Kubu Island and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Take a break from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with a short trip to Planet Baobab in Gweta, about 1h 15 min away.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nata.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Planet Baobab
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

1
night
Nata

Nata
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nata tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nata. June in Nata sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nogatsaa and Tchinga and CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park journey site .

Explore your travel options from Nata to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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