Gaborone is one of Africa’s fastest growing cities. It offers visitors modern shopping malls, exceptional restaurants, top quality hotels, sports clubs and a variety of night clubs. It is also the centre of Botswana’s national economy and home to several important financial institutions.
The city was named after the leader of the Batlokwa people, Khosi Gaborone. Gaborone literally translates to “it is not unbecoming”; quite fitting considering there were a few sites considered to be Botswana’s administrative capital, but Gaborone was chosen due to its strategic location. This city is special in its own way for travellers can indulge in the familiar comforts of modern society while having immediate, close-up experiences of rural Africa. This is where culture is not only treasured and incorporated into daily living, but where it can be felt in the atmosphere. Where the culture is so evident that it’s hard to miss and truly unifies a community.
Gaborone is a city designed for travel as it boasts an abundance of accommodation to suit travellers from all walks of life. Gaborone accommodation ranges from backpackers to luxurious boutique hotels and guest lodges. For travellers looking to provide for themselves, Gaborone offers self-catering accommodation in ideal locations. The setting of Gaborone is such that it provides a diverse group of spectacular weddings venues.
Some attractions to visit include The National Museum and Art Gallery, the annual Maitisong Festival and the Gaborone Dam which is a popular destination and hosts the yacht and fishing clubs. The newly introduced Somarelang Tikologo Ecological Park is magnificent. It is not only a welcome retreat for travellers and city dwellers, but is a highly instructive facility that educates and acquaints visitors on simple and effective technologies used for resource conservation and waste management. An inspiration for all regarding living an environmentally friendly lifestyle while saving money. It contains a playground for children to waste away their energy after learning all about recycling. A great outing for the whole family.
Don’t forget to pay some of the national parks a visit while here, Botswanna is one of Africa’s greatest game destinations where 17% of the land is devoted to National Parks and Game Reserves.