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Gabarone City and Urban District

Information about the city and urban district of Gaborone in Botswana.

Hotels in Gaborone
Includes information about casino resorts, city hotels, apartment hotels, guest houses, and other overnight accommodations in Gaborone.

Wikipedia Gaborone Introdution
Article with information about Geberone's history, geography, climate, demographics, arts, culture, economy, sports, parks, government, universities, health care, transportation, notable natives, and sister cities. Also includes a gallery of Gaborone photos.

Botswana Tourism Gaborone Introduction
A guide to attractions and activities in the city of Gaborone, pubished on the Web site of the Botswana Tourism Organizations. Includes information about the Town Centre (Main Mall), the government enclave, the Sir Seretse Khanma Statue, the Ecological Park, and the Gaborone Game Reserve

WikiTravel Gaborone Travel Guide
Gaborone travel guide with with information about getting to Gaborone, transportation within the city, things to do and see, and places to eat and sleep in Gaborone.

Attractions in Gaborone

Botswana National Botanical Garden
Botanical garden located on the east side of Gaborone City. Gardens and exhibits include Chobe vegetation, Okavango and Pans vegetation, Mashatu vegetation, Mopane woodland, Northeastern Kgalagadi, and Southwestern Kgalagadi.

Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery
Includes historical, natural, and cultural exhibits. Located at the corner of Independence Road and Queens Road in the city of Gaborone.

Kgale Hill
Climb it for beautiful views of the city Gaborone. As with isolated tourist attractions all over the world, it is safest to climb with a group of people rather then alone.

Other Gaborone Attractions
- Gaborone International Convention Centre
- University of Botswana
- Botswana Technolgoy Centre (BOTEC)
- Botswana Natural History Centre
- Game City Mall
- Gaborone International Commerce Park
- Gaborone International Finance Park
- Gaborone West Industrial Area

Attractions Near Gaborone
- Mokolodi Nature Reserve (15 km south of Gaborone)
- Gaborone Game Reserve

Embassies in Gaborone
- British Embassy in Gaborone
- Chinese Embassy in Gaborone
- German Embassy in Gaborone
- Russian Embassy in Gaborone
- United States Embassy in Gaborone

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Gabarone Attractions

Gaborone Dam
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Gaborone Game Reserve
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Gaborone Sun Hotel, Casino, and Conference Center
196 rooms casino hotel adjacent to a golf course and near the University of Botswana. has a swimming pool, squash court, playground, and fitness center. Dining options include an ala carte restaurant, a buffet restaurant and cafe and bar by the pool. Hotel is in a large two story building.

ISKCON Gaborone
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Kgale Hill
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Lion Park Resort
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Marang Casino
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve
- 12,500 acre reserve about 15 kilometers south of Gabarone
- The roads are best driven in a 4 wheel drive vehicle
- Reserve offers tours in their safari vehicles or on foot
- Some tour include a "bush braai" (barbeque)
- Has camping facilities and 5 chalets
- Mokolodi Restaurant at the gate is nice
- Plenty of ghame and many photo opportunities

Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana)

Three Dikgosi Monument
- Also known as the "Three Chiefs Monunent"
- One of the most visited sites in Gabarone
- Statues were inaugerated 2005 September 29 by Botswnaa President Festus Mogae
-Features statues of three of the founding fathers of Botswana:
- Khama III of the Bangwato
- Sebele I of Bakwena
- Bathoeng I of Bangwaketse,
- Three bronze statues about 18 feet tall
They traveled to the UK to stop Botswana from being incorporated into Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) or South Africa.
- Guided tours are available and worthwhile
- Botswana history from Colonial 1800's to 1966 Independence
- Museum on the site may be closed
- Visiting is free but make a donation
- Cast by a team from North Korea (Mansudae Overseas Projects)
- in the new Central Business District (CBD) of Gabarone,
- Corner of Lekgarapa and Letswai
- Walking distance from at least one hotel
- Picture of the Statues I
- Picture of the Statues II

Established in 1970 by the Botswana Development Corporation to develop and support the country's rural-based handicraft industry Today it is Botswana's largest retailer and exporter of Botswana handicrafts. Privately owned since 1993 and today it sells crafts made in Botswana and crafts made in other developing countries in Southern Africa. Has a shop selling Botswana's famous baskets and other crafts, the Courtyard Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, and a cultural and performance venue. Located on Magochanyama Road.

University of Botswana
Academic institution with four Botswana campuses, two in the city of Gabarone, one in Francistown, and one in Maun.

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