11 days in Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Botswana Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
Chobe National Park
— 2 nights


Gaborone — 2 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.
On the 21st (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Botswanacraft and then stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral, then get outside with Kgale Hill, then appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, and finally don't miss a visit to National Assembly Building.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaborone journey planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Gaborone is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in August, with highs in Gaborone at 9°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Okavango Delta.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Okavango Delta — 3 nights

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 48 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 24th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Okavango Delta travel planner.

You can fly from Gaborone to Okavango Delta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone in August, expect nights in Okavango Delta to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are much warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
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Chobe National Park — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Botswana travel guide

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.