TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Here you will find three beautiful waterfalls cascading into deep pools surrounded by lush vegetation. The gorge is also home to different birds including the endangered cape vulture, fish, crabs and frogs .
They call it Africa’s last Eden, and I couldn’t agree more. Not only is it the worlds second largest inland delta, and home to some of the worlds most endangered species, but UNESCO has listed it as one of the worlds heritage sites. A must visit.
Surrounded by the kalahari desert, you will find these beautiful salt pans. A breeding ground for flamingos, come at the right season and you will also be marvelled by scenes of migrating birds such as geese, ducks and great white pelicans.
KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY
A prime habitat for 30 white rhino and 4 black rhino, as well as 30 other animal species, this sanctuary is a must see. You will be ushered to spectacular game viewing as the animals are used to slow moving cars.
For a short history lesson, and an appreciation of Botswana’s arts and cultures, just by the city center, take a drive to the National museum. The museum exhibits various aspects of Botswana’s cultural heritage and there you will also find an art gallery.
THAPONG VISUAL ARTS
For an escape into the minds of Botswana’s visual artists, Thapong Visual Arts Centre is a must see. The centre also hosts an art gallery for modern and contemporary work and hosts exhibitions on a regular basis.
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
The Chobe national park is not only one of the best wildlife and conservation areas in Southern Africa, but it hosts one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. The park alone contains an estimated 50,000 herd of elephants.
Located only 10km from Botswana’s capital city Gaborone, this game sanctuary is home to cheetah, giraffe, zebra, kudu, impala and many more. You can also shop around in the curio shop, stay for a cup of tea at the tea garden, or enjoy a lovely lunch or dinner at the Mokolodi restaurant while viewing occasional visits from animals.
THREE CHIEFS STATUES
For a quick history lesson about Botswana and the Three Chiefs that played a major role in a very important turning point in Botswana ‘s independence history, located in the heart of the Capital Gaborone, this monument is a must see.
For pottery that carry unique traditional Setswana decorations, Thamaga pottery is only a hop and skip away from Gaborone. Here is where you will not only see the pottery ladies at work, but you can also buy pottery gifts (traditional pots, vases, dinner sets, coffee sets, etc)for your mom and friends.
Looking for a participative cultural experience, look no further. From being ushered into the village with a warm welcome by traditional dancers, to the greeting by the chief, learning how to play traditional games, and use Botswana’s traditional mortar and pestle, a tour of traditional huts, to name a few, this cultural village is a must visit.
GABORONE MAIN MALL
Take a walk through another historical site. The oldest mall in Botswana, planned in preparation for Botswana’s Independence, the Gaborone Main Mall still stands and boasts a small African cultural market almost every day of the week.
Roy & Thuto Feger