→ Land of untamed wilderness
→ Land of huge wetlands
→ Beautiful landscapes with biodiversity

The main reason to visit Botswana is to see its untamed wilderness.

Outdoor Activities Lover

Wildlife safari, Canoeing, Nature walking

Wildlife and Nature Lover

National Parks, Game Reserves, Scenic Landscapes, Huge wetlands, Wide rivers, Okavango Delta Kalahari Desert, Largest salt pans

Art and Culture Lover

Culture and Traditions:

Best season: May – September

 (Okavango is flooded from  June-October)

Top destinations in Botswana

This is the list of top destinations in Botswana where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta

Unique safari experiences

Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta

Beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary with huge expanses of water

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Second largest game reserve in the world

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Semi-arid grasslands

Chobe National Park

Second largest park in Botswana

Chobe National Park

Makgadikgadi Pans

Largest salt pans

Makgadikgadi Pans

top activities to do in Botswana

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in Botswana:

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Moremi Game Reserve/Okavango Delta
  2. Chobe National Park
  3. Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  4. Makgadikgadi Pans

If you are a wildlife lover:

  1. Moremi Game Reserve/Okavango Delta
  2. Chobe National Park

From the above list, you can see that Moremi Game Reserve/Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park overlap in two categories. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since Botswana is mostly about African wildlife, our first pick would be Moremi Game Reserve/Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. 

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first-time visit to Botswana and 

If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

Maun (Day 1)→Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta (Day 2-3)→Maun, Gweta (Day 4)→ Makgadikgadi Pans, Chobe (Day 5-6)→Kasane, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (Day 7-8)→ …….

If you have 10 days, then you can extend the above itinerary.

……→ Livingstone, Zambia (Day 9)→Home via Victoria Falls Airport (Day 10)

If you have 14 days, then you can extend your stay at Moremi Game Reserve/Okavango Delta and Chobe in the above itinerary.

(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)

We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Botswana can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.