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Nature / Park
Admire diverse indigenous wildlife and see some endangered species at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, a private game reserve near Gaborone. Founded
Tours from $285
A historical memorial, Three Chiefs' Statues presents three bronze sculptures of leaders who helped Botswana gain independence. These 5.4 m (
Tours from $85
Theme Park
Lion Park Resort , Gaborone
The only theme park in the country, Lion Park Resort features a separate lion enclosure, water slides, and many rides, including the tallest
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Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Experience Gaborone through eyes of a local. Get a chance to taste our indigenous fruit (optional and seasonal) and experience art in the making. On the surface its a typical city with its afro-western style. We discover what makes the diamond capital a special place for locals and visitors alike.Don't shy away from sharing your interests so we can try incorporate them into your tour time if possible at no extra charge...
Book on Viator from $85
Gift & Specialty Shop
Botswanacraft , Gaborone
Look for traditional souvenirs at Botswanacraft, the capital's biggest handicraft emporium. Choose from a variety of weavings, pottery, baske
Tours from $128
Gaborone Dam , Gaborone
Pay a visit to Gaborone Dam, a dam supplying water to the city of Gaborone. The dam, constructed in 1964, is an earthcore fill structure that


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Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center. Today, a trip to Gaborone gives you the opportunity to enjoy the young city's safe and modern amenities while exploring the region's sights. In spite of the lack of historic attractions, you'll have plenty of places to visit in Gaborone, including well-stocked museums, nearby hiking trails and villages, and the city's wildlife-rich game reserve. Enjoy the urban panorama from Kgale Hill, sample a variety of local and international dishes, or take advantage of the many shopping opportunities that Gaborone has to offer. Find what you're looking for from your Gaborone holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Botswana road trip app.

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Where to stay in Gaborone

Gaborone boasts a wide range of lodging options and locations: many cater to business travelers, while some lodges and campsites in the rural surroundings suit the budget-conscious tourist. Mid-range inns and guesthouses abound, offering varying ranges of prices, styles, and quality. If you're looking to spend, chain establishments and upscale business hotels offer luxury facilities, such as on-site bars and restaurants, gyms, pools, and spas. For a longer stay, consider renting a serviced apartment in town.
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