Get to know the secrets and beauties of the capital of Botswana, which is less than 40 km from Rhulani.

Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center. Today, a trip to Gaborone gives you the opportunity to enjoy the young city's safe and modern amenities while exploring the region's sights. In spite of the lack of historic attractions, you'll have plenty of places to visit in Gaborone.

After the morning safari and a rich breakfast, you will be picked up by your tour guide at 10 am. After about an hour's drive, during which you cross the border into Botswana, you will reach Gaborone. You will return to Rhulani at 3pm, so you will not miss the High Tea and the afternoon safari.

 

Tour 1: Traditional City Tour

You have the opportunity to see various government ministries, the parliament building, the house of Chiefs and the Central Bank of Botswana. Outside the parliament building, there is a statue of Sir Seretse Khama, Botswana’s president. Take a tour of the Main Mall or the Botswana Craft Market, where you will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of souvenirs, ranging from leather sandals and woven baskets to nicely carved wooden statues.

To fully experience and appreciate the ambience of Gaborone you will then take a tour through Old Naledi Township or through Tlokweng villages, one of the first settlements of the city.

You will then go to the Gaborone Bus Rank, the true heart of the city. It is also the center of the public transport system. Experience the pulsating energy of the area. Then proceed to the three Dikgosi monuments and SADC House.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Cost: ZAR 4'700 for up to 3 persons / ZAR 5'900 for up to 7 persons / ZAR 7'200 for up to 13 persons

 

Tour 2: The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Tour

A tour is dedicated to giving you a front row seat to the life of Mma Precious Ramotswe, the main character in the famous series “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”, a series of novels set in Botswana by Alexander McCall Smith.

The novels are as much about the adventures and foibles of different characters as they are about solving mysteries. Mma Ramotswe starts up her detective agency using the inheritance from her father to move to the capital city, Gaborone, to buy a house for herself and an office for her new business. She feels a detective needs to know about people more than anything to solve problems for them. 

The tour visits the most important places described in novels, commencing at Zebra Way, followed by Speed Motors, followed by Go-Go Handsome Man Bar and the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency office rounded off by lunch at  the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Coffee shop and Restaurant to sample a wide variety of culinary delights.  

Duration: 4-5 hours

Cost: ZAR 6'000 for 2 persons