I can't complain. I would stay here again if I ever returned to Gaborone but I doubt I would return Due to the limited activities there are to do here. Before I get into the negatives I should say that Gaborone is a beautiful city with very humble and good spirited people. This city may lack the glitz/glamour or sophistication big cities but it compensates for that in the people and the landscape. This city is a very clean, safe, pure/drug free and quiet city which is food for the soul if you're looking to get away from Mundane things. If you look at the things to do below you could do them in <1 day: 1. The African mall is a very poor shopping center and is far from anything you could imagine is a mall. However, I went there because there were restaurants serving food that's as local as you could get it, which was quite a bit cheaper then the food in the hotel; 2. We went hiking at a hill nearby as recommended by hotel staff. Apparently, this is something that the locals do. It's a short distance for an experienced hiker and probably about a medium to easy walking path. At the top you can see the city of Gaberone and the view is amazing! ; 3. We tried going to the national Museum of Botswana but it was closed due to renovations as of April 2016; 4. The sky lounge and then you downtown offers an amazing view of the city as well especially at night time. However, since it was opened or rather remodeled a few years ago, per the waitress, attendance has been low.
Located in the heart of Gaborone, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum and Gaborone Government Enclave …More
This a very well run camp. We were initially placed in a smaller tent than paid for - it was quickly rectified and all our scattered belongings moved for us. Other minor issues, like more coffee in the room, were dealt with pleasantly and immediately.
The rangers coordinate with each other with courtesy and adherence to strict rules limiting vehicles at a sighting to give guests the best possible experience.
A few negatives:
The rangers are permitted to go anywhere - on one occasion I felt this was abused and a lion with a kill remained on a green island in the midst of churned up muddy bush.
The range from the camp is limited - with hindsight I would move between camps spending a max of 3 days per camp.
Our vehicles were often full - anyone in the middle seat was disadvantaged.
Finally a suggestion - reciprocity with other camps to allow a greater range could benefit everyone.
Traveller from London
Situated in Madikwe, this luxury lodge is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Tshukudu Dam and within 32 mi (52 km) of Derdepoort Gate and …More
The only downside was that the Francistown was off-line and so I couldn't use credit cards and had to pay in cash using US dollars.Although I had been quoted an Expedia rate for bed and breakfast of ninety some dollars, I had to pay cash of `$148.I am not sure of the exact figures. One is billed in Pula and their exchange rate for cash bears no relation to their exchange rate for a credit card. Since I had booked through Expedia.I should have received the exchange.quoted in the initial quote.
Situated in Maun, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nhabe Museum and Maun Gardens. Maun Wildlife Educational Park is 1.3 mi …More
The staff were welcoming and very efficient when booking us in.
We were overwhelmed at the beautiful, peaceful setting - lush green lawns and the most magnificent trees. Our room was more than satisfactory with much needed aircon and a very comfortable 'king size' bed. However, the over-full pillows were not conducive to a great sleep!
Dinner was an excellent buffet with so much on offer and everything deliciously cooked. Eating this on the patio under the stars was an added bonus. Breakfast buffet was equally good.
We just wish we could have stayed longer than our 1 night.
Traveller from Harare
Situated on a river, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from University of Botswana and within 6 mi (10 km) of St Patrick's Church …More