Lets Go for Gold With a Private Tour of Francistown Botswana!
Let's go for Gold with a private tour in Francistown Botswana. Dig for gold and become rich, well at least try!
You could dig for gold in oldest towns in Botswana and South Africas second largest city called Francistown. Since the start of the gold rush era, Francistown was at the heart of it and the same mine which was used back in the 19th century has recently been reopened.
Gold was so important to this town; it even got its name from an English man who came to South Africa to dig for Gold, Daniel Francis. At the moment Francistown is changing for the better thanks to a change in the economy and the reopening of gold mines.
Gone for the most part are the dreary old buildings and instead are modern, lively businesses, shopping arcades, hotels and restaurants. Although there are a lot of new developments, we can still see some of the old traditional buildings, recognisable African mini markets and lovely old parks areas all over the city.
Some of The best Of Francistown
Oh! Gold digging private guided tour in Francistown !
Francistown can certainly be a lively place too, especially in the evening time. It has popular, highly energetic nightclubs and bars where you can hear and dance to music ranging from the local area to music from all over the world, recent or old.
There are clubs to watch, partake or learn the local form of dance. Francistown has many other interesting places to see on a private tour.
Take a private guided tour of the museum which tells us about the Kalanga people who were around before Francistown was named, the Tachi Nature Reserve which is a place to teach children about the environment, increase awareness of wildlife, showcase historical artifacts, and many more things and of course there is always a bit of gold digging!
Travel Tips for Francistown
Summer season, November to March usually, has the higher temperatures and can easily reach 44º however it is also the rainy season so these temperatures can drop quite significantly during downpours although not for long. Winter is from May to August where there is virtually no rain and days are normally sunny and warm, the best time to take private tours however nighttime temperatures can also drop below freezing.
Francistown is more suited to the traveller with a slightly higher budget as it is one of South Africas more expensive private tour safari destinations. For a lower budget, December to March would be the best time to travel. You must remember however this time of year is usually muggy and hot. As a guide, the lower priced lodges in midseason are around $550 to 700$ per person per night. As these holidays are all inclusive spending money would be mini
Some nationalities still require a visa to visit the country so check at your Embassy beforehand. The northern part of Francistown and in particular the Okavango Delta is a malaria zone so get the advice of your Doctor on this and other vaccines needed before you go. Tap water in urban areas is chlorinated, but it is still advisable to drink bottled water especially for people with a sensitive stomach. Do not drink any other water other than bottled.
During the Summer months, it can be blisteringly hot with temperatures of up to 44º on occasion especially just before the onset of the rainy season. Winter is usually warm and bright during the day with virtually no rain but temperatures drop to sometimes minus overnight and mornings can be bitter with a hard frost.