Gaborone is the capital of one of Africa's most fascinating countries, Botswana, and the starting point for a lot of experiences in this fascinating country. This is where the adventure begins, if you for example want to explore the Okavango Delta. Perhaps Gaborone isn't quite one of the worlds biggest wonders, but it is an excellent place to get acquainted with Africa and Botswana and relax before you embark on your great adventure around Botswana.
The best of Gaborone
Gaborone is a rather small capital, with about a quarter million people. Nevertheless, there are a couple of interesting sights you should see before continuing the journey out to the nearby national parks and savannas. Among the places you should visit is Gaborone Game Reserve and Orapa House, where they sort and evaluate diamonds from the world's largest diamond mine in Jwaneng. We can also recommend the National Museum & Art Gallery, which houses stuffed animals and cultural relics of great importance to this part of Africa.
Attractions near Gaborone
In the vicinity of Gaborone, we recommend a visit to the village of Odi, where locals sell blankets, pillows, weaves and the like. A good place to see these crafts being made, and also to buy the beautiful results at an affordable price.
Other interesting villages around Gaborone are Mochudi, Molepolole and Thamaga. The former in particular is worth a visit thanks to its intriguing stone and mud walls - in other words, a typical and authentic piece of Africa.
The best place to see Botswana's wildlife on the trip to Gaborone and the surrounding area is in Mokolodi Nature Reserve, where you can camp or stay overnight in one of the cozy cabins. Here in the sanctuary one can see giraffes, elephants, zebras, hippos, impala, water buffalo, leopards and much more.