Reasons To Visit Gaborone
Gaborone is the capital of Botswana and offers an exciting range of attractions for travelers. The city is home to many fascinating cultural attractions like the National Museum and Art Gallery where you can explore the country’s heritage, or check out some more contemporary works at the Thapong Visual Arts Center. One of the most memorable works of architecture in Gaborone is the Hare Krishna Temple or, if you fancy a walk, take the trip up Kgale Hill to enjoy incredible panoramic views over the city. Outside of the city you can find many excellent attractions like the Gaborone Game Reserve and Otse Village which is known for its population of vultures.
Arriving In Gaborone
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is the primary airport in Botswana located 15 km outside of the capital Gaborone. If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Gaborone, you won’t be able to travel directly but there are a few options available involving only one stopover to make the journey more comfortable.
At Sir Seretse Khama International Airport there are all of the usual amenities and facilities available for travelers so you won’t be lacking in things to do. Alongside a few cafes and snack bars to sate your hunger before traveling, the airport offers a couple of shops to pick up any basics for your trip. When you have touched down in Gaborone, the easiest way to reach your destination is to hop in a taxi but there are shared transportation options available for those on a budget.
Gaborone Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Botswana, you are entitled to enter the country visa free for up to 90 days. The hottest time of year in Gaborone is from October to February, while those looking to visit when temperatures are a little cooler should consider coming between May and August. In Botswana the currency you will need is the Botswana pula, while the country is just two hours behind the UAE. In general the prices of basics like travel and dining out in Botswana will be a lot cheaper compared to the UAE, so you won’t need to splash out during your trip.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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