Gaborone is the charming capital of Botswana that has grown from a small settlement on the railway line in 1963 to a developed city of 300,000 residents. Gaborone obtained its name from Kgosi Gaborone. He was the leader of the Batlokwa who settled in the Tlokweng area after having migrted from the ancestral homelands in 1881. The name Gaborone means 'it does not fit badly' which hods true for the city due to its accessibiity to all tribes yet unassociated by neither.
Gaborone has much to offer as a destination for the visitor. Famous as the setting for the "No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series of books and now TV series, this relaxed city hosts the Maitisong Festival in March and April with outdoor concerts and performances. May to September, the winter season, offers the mildest daytime weather.
The city is often used as an arrival point for an exploration of Botswana's captivating Chobe National Park, where elephants can be seen strolling by the Chobe River.
The Gaborone Game Reserve allows visitors to see a wide selection of wildlife such as impala,
The city's National Museum and Art Gallery not only traces Botswana's history but is set in lush botanical gardens, showcasing the country's rich and varied indigenous plants.
Botanical Gardens are a great addition to the National Museum with walking trails, botanical books and historical buildings.
Ecological Park has many eco-friendly technologies and facilities such as Green Shop selling assortment of products that have been made from recycled material, Organic Garden to demonstrate low water usage and use of organic pesticides.
Hike up the Kgale Hill for a panoramic view of the city, Gaborone Dam and the city's largest mall, Game City