15 days in Botswana Itinerary

15 days in Botswana Itinerary

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Gaborone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Serowe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Francistown
— 1 night
Bus
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Okavango Delta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park
— 4 nights
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Gaborone

— 4 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 outdoors at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve, get in on the family fun at Lion Park Resort, and shop like a local with Botswanacraft.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaborone road trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Gaborone, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Serowe

— 2 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Khama III Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Serowe trip maker.

Drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Francistown.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Francistown

— 1 night

Capital of the North

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

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Francistown day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Francistown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In July, daytime highs in Francistown are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Francistown

Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Okavango Delta trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Francistown to Okavango Delta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Francistown in July, Okavango Delta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Chobe National Park

— 4 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Visiting Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Botswana travel guide

3.7
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.