Once proudly referred to as Africa’s fastest growing city, Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, has been since its inception continually expanding, to the point that now the sprawling urban centre of some 300000 residents has become nearly unrecognisable from the tiny, dusty administrative town it was at the country’s independence in 1966. The city of Gaborone is the largest in Botswana and also its capital. The modern buildings of Gaborone set against the tropical backdrops of this African nation are an unusual sight and despite its size, there are not too many reasons to visit the city. From the end ... More
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Set on the south bank of the Chobe River and facing Caprivi Strip to the north Kasane is a city in the Okavango Chobe region at the north eastren corner of Botswana. Kasane is a tourist hub and a jump off point for Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. The town’s own attractions include a huge Baobab tree that was once used as a prison due to its trunk that is so large a human can enter. There is also a snake park that houses around 50 snakes from 17 different species and is also wonderfully situated for exploring the Chobe River. Situated on the banks of the Chobe River Kasane is the administrative centr... More
Maun is the administrative centre of Ngamiland district and the seat of power of the Batawana people. Maun is the point of entry into the Okavango Delta and often into Botswana with direct flights from both Johannesburg and Gaborone. Spread out along the broad banks of the Thamalakane River, Maun retains an old world feel in spite of modern developments like sleek shopping malls and bank headquarters blend with rural huts, while cattle graze on the fertile riverside fields. Maun vacation makes a great base for hiking, safaris, and sightseeing. The hotels, restaurants and tourist amenities here are some of the bes... More