Gaborone: Private 3-Hour Historical City Tour

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Discover what makes Gaborone the Diamond City of Africa... Take a private tour with us as we share our history and culture, taste some indigenous foods along the way.

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  • Learn about Gaborone's history from an expert guide
  • Explore several neighborhoods from the comfort of a private car
  • See famous sights such as the Three Dikgosi Monument
  • Dive into Gaborone's art scene at the Thapong Visual Arts Centre
  • Taste some seasonal indigenous fruits/vegetables in Botswana


On the surface Gaborone is a typical city with its afro-western style. We discover what makes the diamond capital a special place for locals and visitors alike. Don't shy away from sharing your interests so we can try incorporate them into your tour time if possible at no extra charge... After being picked up from your hotel, start your journey through Botswana’s history with a visit to the Three Dikgosi Monument. Then, continue on to the Main Mall, here we visit Botswana's very first mall. Now a thriving collection of vendors and supermarkets, it is a chance to meet locals, buy local ornaments, and taste local cuisine. We will drive through the University of Botswana, get to know how cattle play a big part in Botswana peoples culture. Through contributions of cattle, other livestock, crops and what they could afford, the people built their very first university. Moving forward we explore 'The Village' and the beginnings of Gaborone. Learn about the political history of this area, dating back to 1890. From a magistrates court to a visual arts center. View the artwork, meet the artists, an old dugout fort is also in the area, as well as Gaborone's first prison and first post office, Get to meet Botswana’s young, avant-garde artists at the Thapong Visual Arts Centre located in the area. Learn about the 1902 building’s history as the former magistrate’s house. The capital of Botswana is named after the late chief of the Batlokwa tribe, chief Gaberone (pronounced Gaboronee) his people now live in Tlokweng adjacent to the city. Get a different view of greater Gaborone as we drive through this modern village and learn more about village life in Botswana. Finally, end your tour with a visit to the district of Old Naledi. We drive through the only township in Botswana, it provided the labor force that built the city and today provides the labor that runs the city. Your guide will conveniently drop you off back at your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Entrance fees

Important Information

  • The tour will involve about 30 minutes of walking in between stops

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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