Hallo from Botswana!

Day 1 Gaborone

Greetings from Botswana. Today I arrive in the city of Gaborone. The capital city was named after Kgosi Gaborone, leader of the Batlokwa people, who migrated from their ancestral homelands in the Magaliesberg Mountains and in 1881 settled in the Tlokweng area. Gaborone literally means ‘it does not fit badly’ or ‘it is not unbecoming.”

Botswana is arguably one of the best destinations in Africa that truly offers an authentic African safari experience. Botswana has a huge vastness of natural vistas that are endless as far as the eyes can see without the distraction of human development or habitation. Still considered as the ‘last Eden’, with a human population of just under 3 million,  in a country the size of Texas, at least 36% of the land’s to be reserved for wildlife management. Although English is widely spoken in Botswana, a few words in the local lingo of Tswana (Setswana) won’t go amiss: Yes – Ea. No – Aua. Hello – Hallo. Good morning/afternoon/evening – Dumela (to one person), Dumelang (to a group). I am super excited to explore nature and wildlife. Let’s go!

This week’s adventure is provided by Obenne Karim of Botswana Tourism and edited by Mikael Zeibari.


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