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Gaborone Travel Guide, Botswana

The city of Gaborone happens to be the capital city for the country of Botswana. The city of Gaborone is also the administrative capital city for the South Eastern district of Botswana. The city of Gaborone has been many times tagged as the fastest growing city on this planet and is still amongst the fast growing cities when compared to all other cities of Africa.

It is due to the open minded government of Gaborone that this city has left a considerable mark on the national as well as international level. Every passing year the government of Gaborone spends huge chunks of its budgets so as to build various buildings, roads, and other infrastructural services that are the necessity for any economically developing city. You will surely love the downtown area of this city as it is totally new when compared to other sections of this city and hence you will be able to see the buildings built of glass plus all other modern amenities.

Although the center of the city has become very modernized yet the surrounding area of this city haven’t been developed that heavily. The surrounding areas of this city weren’t planned seriously and hence they haven’t yet attained that touch of development that they should have by now. This can be observed from the fact that the complete city of Gaborone is surrounded by number of villages from all the possible sides. On the south eastern side of Gaborone lies Ramotswa, on the north western side lies the village of Mogoditshane, on the eastern side lies the village of Mochudi, and on the other side lies the village of Tlokweng. A huge chunk of people migrate to the city of Gaborone from these villages in order to find some work.

Public transport in the city of Gaborone isn’t that bad when you compare this transport with that available in other cities of Africa. Buses can be used if you are about to visit the surrounding villages while taxis and Kombis can be used so as to move from one part of the city to the other part. If you are looking for a posh area so as to spend some time then you should hit Phakalane which is located on the outskirts of this city. You will find a 5 start hotel in this region with many classy restaurants and a happening nightlife.

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