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Gaborone - the capital of Botswana got its name from Chief Gaborone who led his people to this area from the Magaliesberg  around 1880. Built almost from scratch after Botswana gained its independence as it was chosen to be the new capital. Still a young city, it is well planned and has all the facilities of modern city, although small for international standards. This makes it all the more personal and intimate.


  • The National Arts Museum is near the city centre and holds a collection of important African crafts and fine art. 

  • In the area around Gaborone, there are Bushman rock paintings and engraving sights, as well as the Kalahari, which is filled with adventures and fun for the more daring traveller. 

  • Also in the area is the Petrified Forest, of which not much is known about, but its sounds like quite a haunting place.


  • There is a wide range of  varied restaurants

  • Cinemas

  • Casinos

  • Night clubs are popular and often host live bands, some of them local

  • There are trips to the surrounding areas like the Kalahari and tourist sights to do some game viewing or sight seeing