36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 6 nights
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Serowe, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Nata, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Shakawe, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 5 nights

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Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Go for a jaunt from Windhoek to Sossusvlei to see Deadvlei about 5h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek sightseeing website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Windhoek. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

6
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Gaborone, Botswana

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 Gaborone with an excursion to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve--about 9 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Airport Junction, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone route planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Gaborone in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Expect much hotter evenings in Gaborone when traveling from Windhoek in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Khwai Concession, Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
Highlights from your plan
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Lion Park Resort ©
Lion Park Resort
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)

2
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Serowe, Botswana

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge. On the next day, stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Serowe sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Gaborone to Serowe in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

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Nata, Botswana

Nata
Nata is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nata trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Nata takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nata can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Nata

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

4
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Planet Baobab (in Gweta) and Baines Baobabs (in Nxai Pan National Park). Spend the 31st (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Planet Baobab, Baines Baobabs
Highlights from your plan
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

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Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East with an excursion to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve--about 1 hour away. Spend the 4th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring at Okavango River. It doesn't end there: stop by Motsana Maun and explore the activities along Lake Ngami.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In August in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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Shakawe, Botswana

Shakawe
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Tsodilo Hills.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shakawe online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Shakawe. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Shakawe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and make a trip to Boab Prison Tree.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shakawe to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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