5 days in Botswana Itinerary

5 days in Botswana Itinerary

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5 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h
1
Gaborone
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Okavango Delta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum and Sri Balaji Temple. Shop till you drop at Botswanacraft and Airport Junction. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Mall, admire the striking features of National Assembly Building, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Gaborone hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 44°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Gaborone

Shopping Wildlife Parks
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Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
National Museum ©
National Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Okavango Delta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gaborone in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Okavango Delta: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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