20 days in Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

20 days in Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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20 days in Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Serowe, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Nata, Botswana
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Francistown, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Serowe, Botswana

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

Plan trip to Serowe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Serowe is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. On the 9th (Sun), you're off toMakgadikgadi Pans National Park.

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

3
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Kubu Island. Step out of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with an excursion to Planet Baobab in Gweta--about 1h 15 min away.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Planet Baobab
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

3
nights
Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

Nxai Pan National Park ©
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Baines Baobabs.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nxai Pan National Park day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park with the Route module. You'll set off for Chobe National Park on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Parks Nature
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring at Okavango River.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nxai Pan National Park to Ngamiland East. In August, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

4
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

1
night
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Nata on the 23rd (Sun).
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

1
day
Nata, Botswana

Nata
On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nata trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Nata by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Victoria Falls in August since evenings lows in Nata dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Francistown.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Francistown, Botswana

Francistown ©
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 25th (Tue): try your luck at Marang Casino and then relax in the rural setting at Kuminda Farm.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Francistown trip planning site .

You can drive from Nata to Francistown in 3 hours. Traveling from Nata in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Francistown, with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Francistown

Fun & Games Casinos
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Kuminda Farm ©
Kuminda Farm

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