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    Tourists Guide To Gaborone & General Information

    Gaborone is the largest and Capital City of the Southern African Country of Botswana, and houses over 10% of the Botswana population. It was founded in the early 1960’s, but the area had been settled long before that in the late 1800’s.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Gaborone

    Gaborone is the economic hub of Botswana, and is an important City for most of the Country’s financial institutions. Quite a few International Companies, such as Hyundai and IBM have invested in the City.

    What You Need To Know About Gaborone

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Gaborone.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Gaborone?

    May to October are the best times to visit Gaborone and the rest of Botswana.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Gaborone?

    Depending on what Country you reside in will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit Gaborone. Most Countries will not require a Visa to visit Botswana, but make sure you are certain about the Visa requirements.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Gaborone?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Gaborone will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Gaborone?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Gaborone. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. Make sure you take ant-malaria tablets.

    Transport & How To Get Around Gaborone?

    The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is 25 kilometers north of Gaborone and is the second busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements in the Country. The railway and train systems are very important in the City. Public transportation can be used, but it is best to hire a car and see the City yourself!

    Attractions and Places to Visit in Gaborone

    Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana. It’s situated between Kgale and Oodi Hills, on the Notwane River in the southeastern corner of Botswana and 15kms from the South African border, thus having deep connections and history with South Africa, which influenced some landmarks and architecture. The city is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, hence perking the interest of tourists. Gaborone is rich in traditional arts and crafts and has wonderful, diverse nature, which is the highlight and main tourist attraction.

    Where to Go When Visiting Gaborone.

    With the abundance of flora and fauna found in and around Gaborone it’s no surprise that there are Nature and Game reserves aplenty. Mokolodi Nature reserve should be first on your list, with camping, the beautiful sites and sounds of Botswana wildlife, accompanied by good guides and delicious food, it is an unforgettable experience. Other notable reserves and parks include Gaborone Game Reserve and the Khutse game reserve. All provide a unique special nature filled experience. A day trip could be made to the Gaborone Dam where, all can enjoy cold sundowners and wonderful cuisine as you soak up the beautiful scenery. 

    In and around town there are also wonderful Sights and Landmarks to explore. The three Chiefs will give you a greater insight into the history of Botswana and its independence. Or visit the beautiful ISKCON Gaborone temple. Take some time and traverse Kgale Hill for picturesque views of Gaborone and its environs You cannot miss out on the craft markets and museums that will keep you shopping till your hearts content. 

    Botswanacraft is a two level; craft marketplace filled with everything from t-shirts to carved ostrich eggs, a great selection of unique local arts and crafts at reasonable prices. If you don’t find what you want, there are plenty of others, such as Gabane Pottery. When not sightseeing Gaborone offers you the opportunity to have some outdoor informative fun as well with the Gaborone Sun, the Lion Park and Somarelang Tikologo(environmental watch). You will leave Gaborone with happy memories and a suitcase full of treasures.

    How old is Gaborone.

    Kgosi Gaborone left the Magaliesberg to settle in the area around 1880, and called the settlement Moshaweng.

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