8 days in Botswana, Namibia & South Africa Itinerary

8 days in Botswana, Namibia & South Africa Itinerary

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Gaborone, Botswana
— Few hours
2
Francistown, Botswana
— 1 night
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
4
Katima Mulilo, Namibia
— 1 night
5
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 day
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Airport Junction, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gaborone trip itinerary website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Gaborone hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Francistown.

Things to do in Gaborone

Shopping Historic Sites
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Airport Junction ©
Airport Junction
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
Sri Balaji Temple ©
Sri Balaji Temple

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Francistown, Botswana

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): try your luck at Marang Casino and then relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm.

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Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Francistown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gaborone in December: highs in Francistown hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Francistown

Casinos Fun & Games
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park online journey planner.

You can fly from Francistown to Chobe National Park in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katima Mulilo.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

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night
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Katima Mulilo ©
Katima Mulilo is a town situated in the Caprivi strip and is the capital of the Zambezi Region, Namibia's far northeast extension into central Southern Africa. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Impalila Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katima Mulilo itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Katima Mulilo. The time zone difference when traveling from Chobe National Park to Katima Mulilo is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Katima Mulilo

Nature Parks
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Impalila Island ©
Impalila Island

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Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 12th (Thu), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can drive from Katima Mulilo to Walvis Bay in 20 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town attractions site.

Explore your travel options from Walvis Bay to Cape Town with the Route module. Traveling from Walvis Bay to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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