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Originally a gold-rush town, it is still
surrounded by the remnants of abandoned mines. And is now a center
for industry and commerce. The booming industrial sector has caused the
population of this old town to double in the last decade. Accommodation in this
town is of international standards and it is close to some of Botswana's most fascinating
sights, like the Salt Pans and the Tuli Block.
Francistown used to be a gold mining town and many of the
mines are still there today.
Beyond its borders to the South you will find
the Tuli Block which consists mainly of Wildlife Reserves and offer many
guided walks with Tswana rangers who will show you various Bushmen sites
Next door to Francistown to the West is are the
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans which is a white sparkling mystery in the Kalahari
Dessert with many fossil sights and ancient Bushman remnants.
Viewing & Bird Watching: Although the town itself does not offer
much wildlife, the Tuli Block nearby is fast becoming a favourite spot for
game viewing. And the Makgadikgadi Pans is an oasis of colour during the
wet season when it attracts flocks of migrant flamingoes and many other
Trails: In the Tuli Block and Salt Pan area, Bushmen trackers will take you on
guided walks to historical sites and teach you about the connection
between their ancient culture and the natural environment.
Wheel Drive Excursions: One the most fun and popular activities
in the Salt Pan area. Venture into the more remote sites in
the impenetrable salt pans on 4WD bikes to explore this fascinating piece