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The capital city of the African nation Botswana is Gaborone. It is a modern city in Botswana named after Kgosi Gaborone, the chief of the Batlokwa tribe who settled his people here nearly around 1880. The British politician and businessman Cecil John Rhodes had chosen this little tribal settlement to plan the failed attempt of Jameson Raid in the year 1895 which set off the 2nd Anglo Boer war. When the African country of Botswana became independent from British in 1966, Gaborone was preferred as the capital city due to its favorable location, the available supply of water source and its closeness to transcontinental railway line in the Africa.
Gaborone may be Botswana’ capital city, but it’s a small and minimalist place. It is the financial center of the nation with many important businesses headquartered in this region. De Beers, the leading diamond mining company in the world has been operating from this city since 1888. There are plenty of attractions and activities which make tourists come here– it is home to government buildings, shopping malls, nightclubs, casinos, restaurants, cinemas, art gallery, ecological garden, monuments and more – which encourages tourists fly to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport near Gaborone city or the Amuch International Airport at Maun or cross the border from anywhere including Lusaka, Harare and Johannesburg. You can have convenient Gaborone accommodation if you make bookings in a few government run camping sites or you can even enjoy luxury stay in some quality hotels available here.
One of Gaborone’s major attractions other than the diamond mining sites is its natural beauty in abundance. Unique vegetation and animals found in its game reserves like the surrounds of the Gaborone dam and the Gaborone National Game Reserve are simply awesome, allowing you great bird viewing. Other exclusive attractions include climbing or trekking in Kgale Hill and wildlife safari tour in Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There is a great variety of species inhabiting this reserve such as zebras, impala, springbok, ostriches, wildebeest, warthogs, Common Egland, and hippos.
The National Museum and Art gallery is also located near the centre of town with great assortment of traditional South African fine art and crafts. Gaborone safari tour is an ideal option to experience many other interesting spots of the city like Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Sir Seretse Khama Statue, Sir Seretse Khama Statue, Three Chiefs Monument and more.
From pottery and game drives to bird watching and rhino tracking, you will have full scope for pursuing your passionate activity in Gaborone.
Contact us at +27 (0) 11 492 1740 to find a suitable Gaborone accommodation and start exploring a great place in Botswana that will take to the scintillating spirit of the nation.