Gaborone Frontline Conference

The Frontline: Southern Africa Investigative Journalism Conference

7 - 8 October 2016 : University of Botswana

Visiting Gaborone

Location & History

Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 231,626 based on the 2011 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana. Its agglomeration is home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census. Credit: Wikipedia

Gaborone was made the capital city of Botswana in 1965 when the administrative center was relocated from Mafikeng(South Africa).


Botswana National Museum

- Town Center (aka Main Mall)

- Sir Seretse Khama Statue

- The National Museum and Art Gallery

- Thapong Visual Arts Centre

- Gaborone Game Reserve

- Gaborone Dam

The Venue

university of botswana

University of Botswana

The University of Botswana, or UB was established in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana. The university has four campuses: two in the capital city Gaborone, one in Francistown, and another in Maun. The university is divided into six faculties: Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences. Credit: Wikipedia

October Weather

October Weather Gaborone in October is very warm with a chance of thundershowers
Average High: 30℃ / 86℉
Average Lows: 18℃ / 64.4℉


Sir Seretse Khama Airport

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is the biggest airport in the country serving lots of local, regional and international flights





Gaborone Dining Gaborone has a good food scene that tantalizes taste buds - includes local restaurants and international food chains. Sample local dishes at authentic local restaurants.