Dumela and welcome to the InterNations Community of expats in Gaborone, your first point of call for all the essential information you need to relocate to this Botswanan city. Your InterNations account enables you to easily get in touch with fellow expatriates in Gaborone and across the world and there are numerous opportunities to meet fellow expats in person, too. Look to our forum to find answers to questions, such as "are there areas expats should avoid in Gaborone?", as well as insider tips from experienced expats. If you have particular concerns and can't find the answer, simply open a new thread in the forum where our open and helpful members share the benefit of their experience in Gaborone. Navigating the process of an international relocation can be difficult, but with InterNations, you have support and first-hand guidance to smooth your path.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Gaborone expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
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The great outdoors of Gaborone are hard to resist and provide many opportunities to seize the sunshine. Active expats can climb the 1,287 meters to the summit of Kgale Hill or "sleeping giant", while the 12 square miles of Mokolodi Nature Reserve has steenbok, giraffes and hippos, among other interesting wildlife. Much of the activity is found by the Gaborone Dam, where residents and tourists alike sail, go fishing, bird-watch, and windsurf. As the center of Botswana's national economy, much of Gaborone's workforce is employed in the services sector in general and financial services in particular. A number of national financial institutions have headquarters in the city, as well as several other important companies in sectors such as air travel, telecommunications, and diamond mining.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Kuala Lumpur or Madrid, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
With InterNations, you are supported right from the beginning of this adventure and you'll continue to benefit from all that your community has to offer once you land with our exclusive social opportunities. Start by meeting fellow expats in person at our fun and relaxed InterNations Official Events, then join one of our InterNations Groups to find like-minded travelers to socialize and share your hobbies with. You'll soon find that you are making plans to fill your social calendar and have a network of supportive friends ready to welcome you to Gaborone.