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Gaborone Travel Guide: 52 reviews and 122 photos

my homeland

A big country, so beautiful and diverse, you are sure to fall in love the moment you see your first fisheagle or your first elephant.I am from a small city, in a great country.Gaborone does not really have much to offer in the way of tourist sites, but the further one travels up North country the more wild it gets.In and around Gaborone there are small authentic African villages, home to the Tswana people.Dotted with mud huts and earthen fires ,our sunsets are of the worlds best over thorn trees(acacia)and a flattened landscape.Gaborone has all the modern amenities and is rather technologically advanced for an African city.There are 2 cinemas, a few shopping malls, bureau de change` and lots of curios to buy.The Kalahari desert is home to the Bushmen,one of the oldest known tribes, who are in danger of losing their land at present due to a government diamond mining venture(Botswana is the richest African country due to it`s diamond mines!).A great village to visit near Gaborone is called Mochudi, where one can see a true Tswana family environment and experience their embracing hospitality.Otherwise i would strongly recommend without a doubt that a visit to the Okavango delta and the Chobe regions is not to be missed.Kasane is one of my favorite towns and a stay at Kubu Safari lodge in their campsite is non-expensive and you are guaranteed to see a hippo or 2, elephants on the Chobe river and crocodiles.A game drive into Chobe national Park will be a superb wildlife viewing trip and unforgettable.For the More adventurous and also more dollars(which is a widely accepted currency in Northern Botswana)the Okavango delta is a jewel.A swamp region with the big 5 and every other African animal in its natural environment.Its best to hire a 4x4 and go it on your own which will bring more adventure into your life...getting stuck..breaking down etc.....and of course camping at the designated campsites and hearing the lions roar you to sleep...awesome....this is my country and i love it!!!Certainly Not for the faint hearted!

Sir seretse Khama

Well, Sir Seretse Khama was the fist president of Botswana, when we received our independance from Britain on 30 september 1966.He was a great man and a family friend.He created much controversy in his day due to falling in love with and later marrying a white woman from an upper class British family.In 1966 interacial relationships were unheard of in southern Africa....and if they were, they were frowned upon by both races.The white peoples could not accept the "primative culture" and the Africans could not accept "the oppressors".But Ruth and Seretse overcame all these boundries with their strong love for one another.Sir Seretse Khama ruled a great nation with much love for his peoples.He passed on in the 80`s from cancer, and his late wife passed last year from cancer aswell.She worked for the red cross her last few years, organising medical care and donations for the less fortunate in Gaborone.....A blessed nation with blessed people, peace be with them.

All who wander are not lost-J.R.R Tolkien

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  • Pros:most natural existing environment
  • In a nutshell:Botswana is for the adventurous spirit
  • Last visit to Gaborone: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 29, 2004
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  • Kid-A's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2007 at 5:30 AM

    Great Botswana pages! I just found out I'll be visiting Zambia, Botswana and South Africa on business and am now dreaming up all my side trips. Thanks for the info! Brian

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2007 at 4:08 AM

    thank you for the good tips. We have elected to go through Botswana in order to avoid the troubles of Zimbabwe. you have helped.

  • kevanrijn's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2007 at 2:21 PM

    Lovely intro and tips on Gabarone. I hope someday to visit Botswana. Thanks for sharing your information on Botswana with us.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2005 at 9:02 AM

    A great Intro page and very useful Tips too! Botswana is a country that my wife and I have said many times we must visit! So far and expensive to get there, though one of these days....

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2004 at 1:34 AM

    But I see the children waving with their right hands!! In India never greet with your left hand nor eat with it!! You use it for the same purpose here!! Always seen Okavango delta on Nat Geo & Discovery!!! Wish I can make it there someday!! Lovely page!!!

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