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The National Museum of Gaborone is in the centre of the city; this museum has a splendid permanent exhibition of historical, natural and cultural history of Botswana. In particular there are detailed exhibitions of life and animals in earlier times. There is also a fine collection of traditional native art and craft. Some times there are displays of noveau modern art and sculpture as well.
Another attraction is the
old part of the city, known as the ’Village.’ Here one an find the
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.
The Mokolodi Nature Reserve is also an impressive site. The 300-hectare reserve is 9 miles from Gaborone and has much local fauna and wildlife. For instance one can see white rhino, mountain reedbuck, various antelope, zebra, giraffe, hyena and warthog. The reserve was created by a non-profit organization for the purposes of conservation and education, and was established in 1994
Game Reserve was established in 1988 and is the third busiest park in the country. It has many roads and trails where one can observe game like impala, kudu, ostriches, wildebeest, zebra, gemsbok, eland and even two rescued
rhino. There is also an impressive range of birds that can be found within the shrubbery and forest.