Gaborone Sights and Landmarks Guide, Botswana
The African safari is home to most of the breathtaking views in the whole world. Apart from seeing an actual ecosystem, the landforms, bodies of water, normal flora and fauna and the sunlight and sunset are in themselves a spectacle for the eyes.
Gaborone is one city blessed with these unusual sights as well as modern buildings that have given form to a rising city. This city is a perfect mix of the wonders of nature and the genius of man making, exploring it is a worthwhile distraction from everyday living.
Gaborone is home to at least two game reserves. A game reserve is a vast area of land especially maintained for the viewing pleasures of tourists or for hunting. With the banning of poaching and commercial hunting such game reserves are now limited to be spectacles for the eye, yet its beauty is maintained and most of all unsurpassed.
The Mokolodi Game Reserve is one of the attractions in Botswana. On a two-hour drive across these vast lands, one may chance upon baboons, giraffes, wart hogs, zebras, elephants, hippos and even the fiercest carnivores - the lions, cheetahs and tigers. To cap this whole experience, the cheetah visits provide an opportunity for visitors to actually pet a baby cheetah. That is not only firsthand experience, but also a first touch experience of a safari.
One of the smaller reserves is the Gaborone Game Reserve. It is a smaller area that one can actually drive around by himself should he have a car. The animals that can be found here are a vast number of bird species, wart hogs, monkeys and ostriches. With recent addition of zebras, wild boars and kudus, the reserve has turned into a more exciting experience. There are also picnic spots found in the area, although caution must be practiced as ostriches and monkeys may invade it.
For a better view of the city, the largest hill in Gaborone is the place to be. It is known as Kgale Hill and traversing its hillside on the way to its peak can be a pleasant climb. For those who refuse to leave the comforts of the big city, woodwork artifacts and stonework coming in their most available prices can be bought in the Main Mall.
Likewise, the pavement stall on the Riverwalk Mall offers the lowest of prices for these prized items. A visit in this place can be likened to a walk in the park and zoo; however, such park is multiplied in size and the animals in the zoo can roam around freely. That is why; never fail to visit the reserves because such places can only be found in that part of Africa, making it a once in a lifetime experience.
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