Gaborone: Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana, may not be big on tourist attractions but it is a vibrant, if small, sprawling modern city that provides several international hotels (two with casinos) and all the souvenir shops, restaurants and services that visitors, drawn to the country for the abundant wildlife, will need. There are also a few sights to see and excursions to enjoy for those who only have a day or two in which to experience the country.Pride and joy of Gaborone is its University and National Museum, which features some outstanding exhibits. One of the most striking of the modern tall buildings is Orapa House, where Botswana's diamonds are sorted and dispatched to markets around the world.The old part of the city, known as the 'Village', is where one finds remnants of Botswana's colonial history, such as the remains of the old Government Rest House, where the infamous Jameson Raid was believed to have been planned and where Cecil John Rhodes sometimes stayed.
Gaborone Game Reserve: The third busiest game reserve in the country, the small Gaborone Game Reserve provides a popular escape for city dwellers with picnic sites, a bird and game hide, and a network of game viewing roads. The park is home to rhino, ostriches, zebra, a variety of antelope, and a rich bird life.
National Museum and Art Gallery: The outstanding National Museum is situated near the centre of town and houses important collections of traditional crafts and paintings by local and regional artists. It also serves to preserve Botswana's natural and cultural heritage. The multi-disciplinary facility encompasses the National Art Gallery, National Library and Octagon Gallery, as well as recently created Botanical Garden.