16 days in Botswana Itinerary

16 days in Botswana Itinerary

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16 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Okavango Delta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Gaborone
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Francistown
— Few hours
Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland

2
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park vacation planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Chobe National Park is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Chobe National Park is minus 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

4
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.
Step out of Okavango Delta with an excursion to Okavango River in Maun--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Okavango Delta. Spend the 30th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Okavango Delta itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. In May in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ngamiland East
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

4
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.
Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. The adventure continues: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BHCT ( Balaji) Temple, appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, and get outside with Kgale Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Okavango Delta to Gaborone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Okavango Delta, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve

2
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 5th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Serowe trip generator.

Getting from Gaborone to Serowe by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Francistown.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Gorge
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

few
hours
Francistown

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
On the 7th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Francistown tour planner.

Getting from Serowe to Francistown by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Francistown, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Highlights from your plan
Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

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