9 days in Botswana Itinerary

9 days in Botswana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Botswana Trip Planner

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Gaborone
— 5 nights
Fly
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Okavango Delta
— 1 night
Drive to Maun Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Gaborone

— 5 nights
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 ISKCON Gaborone. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gaborone trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Gaborone is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Gaborone due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Gaborone hover around 20°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Okavango Delta

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Okavango Delta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone in April, expect nights in Okavango Delta to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Botswana travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.