13 days in Botswana Itinerary

13 days in Botswana Itinerary

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13 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Gaborone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Serowe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Nata
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Chobe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

2
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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of National Assembly Building, buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gaborone trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

1
night
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Serowe tour planner.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

1
night
Nata

Nata
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nata trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Serowe to Nata takes 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Nata are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

3
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

3
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.
Take a break from Okavango Delta with a short trip to Okavango River in Maun, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 29th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Okavango Delta fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ngamiland East
Highlights from your plan
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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