​Popular Routes – Botswana

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Botswana & Namibia guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Botswana & Namibia Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the Botswana & Namibia Lonely Planet guide.

Popular Routes in Botswana

Northern Botswana (1 to 2.5 weeks)

After a stopover in Johannesburg, you'll arrive at Maun Airport, the entry gate to northern Botswana and the Okavango Delta.

Destinations:

  • Okavango Delta (2 to 5 days) is the place to see wildlife on a game drive or in a mokoro (dugout canoe)
  • Moremi Game Reserve (2 to 5 days) is Big Five territory and the place to visit for exciting game drives
  • Chobe National Park (2 to 4 days) is best seen from a boat on the river. Herds of elephant coming to drink offer great photo opportunities.
  • Victoria Falls (1 to 3 days) is a must-see destination just a short hop across the border into Zimbabwe or Zambia


Popular add-ons:

  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve (2 to 4 days) for a desert safari with surprising wildlife in Deception Valley
  • Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pan National Parks (2 to 4 days) to witness the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra

Chobe Riverfront & Tuli Block (1 to 1.5 weeks)

With a stopover in Johannesburg, you’ll arrive at Kasane Airport near Chobe National Park.

Destinations:

  • Chobe National Park (2 to 4 days) can be discovered on land by 4WD, and on the river by boat
  • Victoria Falls (1 to 3 days) is only a few hours’ drive from Chobe, and you can visit the waterfall from Zambia or Zimbabwe
  • Zambezi National Park (0.5 to 1 days) is a great place to see elephant and buffalo as well as a variety of antelope species
  • Northern Tuli Game Reserve (2 to 4 days) is where herds of elephant can be seen digging for water in dry riverbeds


Popular add-ons:

  • Kwando, Selinda and/or Linyanti Concessions (2 to 4 days) at the Linyanti Marshes for an exclusive wildlife experience

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