Gaborone – Largest City of Botswana
Africa’s fastest growing city, Gaborone, capital of Botswana was built within three years. The city allows you to enjoy all the modern conveniences, whilst allowing you to explore the rural Africa and wildlife areas.
Gaborone Main Attractions
Gaborone Ecological Park
Gaborone Ecological Park is a must see place in the city. The park is home to children’s playground, community organic garden, eco café and green shop. In the organic garden, spinach, tomatoes, beet root, spring onions and other vegetables are grown organically. In the green shop, you can find handbags, home décor, hats and baskets made of recycled materials. Eco Café is an eco friendly refreshment stand that serves organic and natural snacks.
Gaborone Dam is an excellent recreational area. It is a paradise for angles, bird watchers and windsurfers. You can also find a yacht club and a game reserve here. The yacht club offers picnics, yachting, canoeing and bushwalking. The Game Reserve is home to impalas, zebras, wildebeest, kudu, ostriches, duiker, warthogs and springbok. It is a marvelous place for watching a wide variety of birds, including hornbills, kingfishers, snake eagles and gallinule. Tree savanna, marsh and rocky outcrops and riparian woodland make up the terrain. Educational tours are arranged here for school children and tourists.
Kgale Hill is one of the most remarkable landmarks of Gaborone. The Hill overlooks the Gaborone Dam, offering splendid views. It is a famous spot among picnickers and climbers.
National Museum Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens is a recent addition to the city. It boasts of good walking trails. You can enjoy viewing a range of flora native to Botswana in this garden. It is an ideal place for family outings.
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
This reserve is located 12 km from Gaborone. It is the habitat of steenbok, zebra, warthogs, hippos, rhinos, common eland and giraffes. It is also home to some of the endangered and rare bird species and reptiles.
Gaborone is the best place for picnicking, game driving, shopping and bird watching. The city has many shopping malls and independent shops. You can buy locally produced crafts and wooden carvings for reasonable prices in the independent shops.
How to get to Gaborone
Gaborone is served by Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. However, most of the major international airlines from the U.S, Europe, Australia and Asia fly to Johannesburg in South Africa. From there, you can get connecting flights to Sir Seretse Khama Airport. Botswana can be accessible by road from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia and Namibia.