5 days in Botswana Itinerary

5 days in Botswana Itinerary

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5 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Mafikeng
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Gaborone
— 1 night
car:  11​h 30​min
2
Okavango Delta
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Mafikeng

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Botswanacraft and then pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gaborone journey planning app .

Mafikeng, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mafikeng in December: highs in Gaborone hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Gaborone

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Sri Balaji Temple ©
Sri Balaji Temple

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Okavango Delta trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Gaborone to Okavango Delta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gaborone in December: highs in Okavango Delta hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
Highlights from your plan
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

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