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Gaborone Nightlife, Botswana

Because of its youth, the city of Gaborone has been on the rise in terms of Western type entertainment, especially in the nightlife department. However, this does not mean that finding a good time here is as scarce as finding water in the desert.

The British influence makes this city a bit Westernized in terms of liberal nature of nightlife with a good number of clubs, bars, restaurants and even coffee shops to choose form. To top it all, affordability is never an issue in this side of Africa making fun easily accessible because no one would ever dish out as much money to enjoy. 

In terms of restaurants, the local Kentucky Fried Chicken branch boasts of equaling the fame of its US counterparts. The good thing is that KFC’s can be found in most malls and finding it would not require much effort. For a taste of a locally styled cuisine Nando’s chicken is the place to be. It is the local counterpart of KFC with a tastier and spicier chicken. Like KFC, it can also be found in various malls around the city.

 Pie Time on the other hand, is the perfect destination for those seeking dough filled with different kinds of filling. Whether with fruit spices or a mix of everything, the pies are the most affordable answer to your cravings and hunger. Other choices for nightlife can be watching a movie or playing arcade games until the mall closes. 

For those seeking a good drink there are several spots in the city where one can go. Bull and Bush is an English pub located in the northern part of the city. This is the hangout of all expatriates because of good food and excellent drinks. Their bestsellers for food include pizza and ribs. In the pub itself a game of pool is available.

Sports fans can watch their favorite sports on the big screens strategically placed all over the pub for the viewing pleasure of everyone. An Irish pub can also be found in the Game City Mall. The crowd there varies from expats to local Botswana. However, food and drinks are affordable and delectable.

 For those seeking dancing, the Club Satchmo is the perfect hangout. It serves the best food and the music is just perfect for the ears. With these good-numbered destinations there is no going wrong when in Gaborone. With the efforts of the government towards development, who knows, this might become the next up and coming African city!  

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