31 days in Johannesburg, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

31 days in Johannesburg, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 10 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly to Gaborone, Bus to Serowe
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Serowe, Botswana
— 1 day
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Johannesburg, South Africa

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nan Hua Temple and Liliesleaf. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park (in Fourways) and Pretoria (Union Buildings, Horseback Africa, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Regina Mundi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nizamiye Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip app.

Los Angeles, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Johannesburg, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Johannesburg hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Get in touch with nature at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River. Go for a jaunt from Ngamiland East to Moremi Game Reserve to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve about 1 hour away.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ngamiland East travel route planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect Ngamiland East to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Serowe, Botswana

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Serowe trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Serowe takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nxai Pan National Park planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Parks · Nature
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Chobe National Park, Botswana

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get outdoors at Serondela Reserve and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Windhoek, Namibia

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Get outdoors at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Gross Barmen Hot Springs. Get some historical perspective at Rhenish Mission Church and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Take a break from Windhoek with a short trip to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei, about 5h 30 min away. Spend the 15th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, see the interesting displays at Owela Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and view the masterpieces at Pure & Simple Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek trip maker website.

Getting from Chobe National Park to Windhoek by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In August in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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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.