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Learn More About Botswana Capital City & Towns

Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, is located southeast of Botswana around 15 kilometres from the South African border. It has a total land area of 169 sq. km making it the largest city in Botswana. It is dubbed as Africa’s fastest growing city since its establishment and locally knows to its residents as “Gabs”. Read More

Maun was founded in 1915 as a capital of the tribal people of Batawana cousins to Bangwato of Serowe. It got its name from the San word “maung”, and it means the “place of short reeds”. Maun aside from being recognized as the tourism capital of Botswana serves as the take off point for many safaris and chartered air operations into the Okavango Delta, Linyanti and the Makgadikgadi area. Read More

Kasane is located at the edges of the Chobe River bordering Chobe National Park and overlooking the Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. It is near the confluence of Chobe and Zambezi Rivers connecting four corners of Africa i.e. Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. It serves as an entry point to the Chobe National Park and a gateway to Victoria Falls of Zimbabwe, Livingstone in Zambia and Caprivi Strip in Namibia. Read More

Serowe is situated in the central district of Botswana, at the west of Gaborone and Francistown road. It is about 250 kilometres from Gaborone. Serowe is the capital town of the central district since 1903 to this day. It is renowned for being the second largest village in Botswana. Read More

Francistown is one of the oldest settlement towns in Botswana that was founded in 1897. It is located in the eastern part of Botswana approximately 400 kilometres from Gaborone (Botswana’s capital) and 90 kilometres from its border with Zimbabwe. It is where the Tati and Inchwe rivers meet near the Shashe River. This second largest city in Botswana is labelled as the capital of the north. Read More

Molepolole, Botswana’s largest village is located southeast of the county around 50 kilometres away from Gaborone, the capital. The natives of the village are the Bakwena people, one of the major tribes of Botswana. This village derived its name from the Molepolole River. Read More


What are our Customers saying about our safari holidays?

  • On behalf of myself, my wife and my two adult daughters, I want to sincerely thank you and AfricanMecca Safaris for our fabulous recent safari. Everything you promised exceeded our expectations and was superb, which is saying a lot since this was our second trip, having had a wonderful Botswana Safari 10 years ago. Do not ever hesitate to use me as a reference.
    Robert Schenkein - prVision Photography Studio - Colorado, United States
  • Chobe was delightful, less than half full. Sussi and Chuma, very nice, again only 13 people in all. All the game drives and river cruises were excellent. We had great weather. The ability to get really close is in inspiring. EVERYWHERE we went, the people were warm, helpful and charming. Thank you so much. We will be recommending your services to all.
    Thomas Kelch - California, United States
  • Raza Visram at AfricanMecca planned the most amazing trip for my friend and I. I wanted to go to 4 countries in 15 days and he made it happen. It was an aggressive itinerary and Raza planned it so well, that the transitions were seamless. The last leg of the trip was Botswana for another Safari and we stayed at the most beautiful lodge. The excitement in seeing the animals so closely is indescribable.
    Karin Alsdorf - New Jersey, United States
  • I had a wonderful trip to Africa and I would highly recommend your company.I have been to Africa many times and I have never had such wonderful service. The guide and safari vehicle were both great and all the lodges were outstanding. We will be going to Africa again the year after next and I assure you I will be contacting you. Thanks again for arranging such a great trip.
    Ronald Price, President, Ron Price Motors Group - California, United States
  • Our Botswana safari was FANTASTIC! It truly was a luxury, but rustic enough, safari. We really loved our trip! We saw everything here. From lions to leopards to elephants to buffalos. Our guide, Rams was truly amazing. He really knew his stuff! While on the bush walks we encountered zebras, warthogs and much more. Thanks for your help! We will definitely do another trip within a year.
    Duncan Rosen - Florida, United States
  • Thank you for everything; we had an amazing honeymoon. Words really can't describe our experience, all we can really say was that it was the most amazing experience of our lives and we would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone. We hope to visit Africa again sometime next year! Thank you & all of your staff for an amazing & perfect honeymoon.
    Rick Sagoo - London, United Kingdom


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