15 days in Botswana Itinerary

15 days in Botswana Itinerary

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15 days in Botswana Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Gaborone
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Francistown
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Makgadikgadi Salt Pan and Gaborone Game Reserve. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral, admire the striking features of National Assembly Building, and pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaborone trip site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve

2
nights
Serowe

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Khama III Memorial Museum. On the next day, stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Serowe trip planner.

Drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to 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

1
night
Francistown

Francistown ©
Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): try to win big at Marang Casino and then relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Francistown day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Serowe to Francistown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In July in Francistown, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off toOkavango Delta.

Things to do in Francistown

Casinos Fun & Games
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Okavango Delta. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Francistown to Okavango Delta in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Francistown in July, Okavango Delta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

4
nights
Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get in touch with nature at Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park tour itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

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