Windsor Inn Lodge
Suburb Mogoditshane, Gaborone, 00267, Botswana
More about Gaborone
ILALA PALMS in the OKAVANGO DELTA
Gaborone Road Map
A monument to Botswana's role in WWII
Travel Tips for Gaborone
use left hand
When greeting people it is always best to use your left hand, as the right is used for toiletry uses(understand?)also it is considered extremely rude to turn down any invitations of food,dinner etc.. as the people are poor and an offering of food is a blessing upon you.Also there is great respect for elders so always give up your seat, place in a que etc..for a much older person.People here are very warm and friendly with a strong traditional value system and culture.
Bring a watch!
If you're like me, you tell time not by a wrist watch or the position of the sun, but by my mobile phone. Well I couldn't get a mobile phone signal in either Zambia or Botswana, so leaving my phone on caused the battery to die much quicker (usually my mobile phone battery lasts about a week -- but there is lasted about 8 hours because it was constantly searching for a signal!)
The Phuthadikobo Museum
This is a small museum located in the village Mochudi and named after the hill on which it is located. It was established in 1976 and has the distinction of the being the first district museum in the country. It is housed in an old school -- the Bakgatla National School (dating from 1921) -- and you get a good history of the school and the area, as well as a craft shop, a traditional blacksmith's yard and a silk screen workshop.
Also at the museum:
-Neck rings worn by Bakgatla women, which pre-date their tribes migration from the Transvaal in 1869-71.
-Metal hut tax discs of the early 1900s.
-The bible presented to Chief Lentswe I on his conversion to Christianity in 1892.
-The church bell dated 1896, which was cast in Hildesheim, Germany.
-The initiation drum, one of Southern Africa's oldest wooden artifacts (from mid 1800s).
-Learn about rain making, as the hills in this area are associated with this.
But the best part for me was the spectacular views you get from atop that hill. It's panoramic: you can see all of Mochudi, the Notwane River and its flood plain.
Mochudi is located 40 kilometers north of Gaborone off the main Francistown Road.
The museum is open 8:00 to 17:00 during the week and 14:00 to 17:00 on the weekend.
"GABS THE CAPITAL"
The LEE family has lived here since 1977. The city has a population of around 160,000 and is the seat of government and all major businesses.
The economy of Botswana is largely if not totally based on diamonds. The country produces the world's largest share of gem quality diamonds with mines in the North - ORAPA and in the South - JWANENG.
There are no major manufacturing facilities but beef exports to the EC countries are considerable
Undoubtably some of the best safari experiences in Africa. The OKAVANGO DELTA is a unique and not to be forgotten ecosystem. The CHOBE GAME PARK is bounded by the CHOBE River in the North and is home to some of the largest herds of Elephants on the continent.
The CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME Reserve and the MAKGADIKGADI Pans cover thousands of square kilometres of semi desert with an enormous variety of wildlife. These wilderness areas are mostly unspoilt with limited facilities and a treat for the off road safari enthusiasts.
"GABS IS GREAT !"
IT'S NOT BIG AND IT'S NOT BUSY. THIS HAS TO BE THE EASIEST CAPITAL CITY IN THE WORLD TO HAVE A WALK AROUND. PLEASE COME FURTHER INSIDE FOR A TOUR!
"ITS ALL CLOSE BY"
Gaborone has a small historical area that can be explored in minutes really. The outlying urban sprawl can put you off coming into the centre, but its actually the most tranquil part of the city, especially on a Sunday. Have a gentle stroll around and enjoy your lunch outside. It’s a shame all Capital cities don’t have this small town charm.
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