8 days in Botswana Itinerary

8 days in Botswana Itinerary

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8 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Gaborone
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
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: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, admire the striking features of National Assembly Building, and buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Mall.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gaborone trip builder site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Gaborone

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

2
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park route planner .

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Chobe National Park takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute 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.
Go for a jaunt from Okavango Delta to Maun to see Okavango River about 50 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 10th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to 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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