Botswana, one of Africa’s most stable countries, is the continent’s longest continuous multi-party democracy. It is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record.
It is also the world’s largest producer of diamonds and the trade has transformed it into a middle-income nation. In 2014 the diamond trade moved from London to the Botswana capital of Gaborone. Botswana protects some of Africa’s largest wilderness areas. The country is sparsely populated and mostly too arid to sustain any agriculture other than cattle, which is the country’s third largest industry. CITIES: Much of the economic focus is on the capital and largest city, Gaborone, in the southeast of the country. Modern day Gaborone boasts four, large American-style malls, a host of hotels, an international
airport, as well as a cultural center, a national museum and art gallery, two golf courses and other sports facilities.
There are four international airports in Botswana – Francistown, Kasane Airport, Maun and Gaborone’s Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, which is located 10 miles north of the city.
Gaborone’s unique selling point is the ability for visitors to enjoy familiar modern conveniences, yet have Africa wildlife areas minutes away. HOTELS: Botswana offers a variety of accommodation, from 5-star hotels to luxury lodges and safari camps, budget guesthouses and camping grounds. It just depends on where you are and what you are looking for. Depending on your needs and budget, in Gaborone you’re pretty well covered across the star range.