Fly To Francistown, Botswana
Since gaining its independence in 1966, Botswana has enjoyed sustained economic and social prosperity, cementing its name as one of Africa’s success stories; and Francistown provides a fitting gateway for explorer’s intent on discovering all the Sub Saharan African country has to offer.
Located in the North East corner of Botswana, Francistown is close to the Zimbabwean border and is the second biggest city after the capital Gaborone. The town is well-positioned and is therefore recognised as a transport hub boasting a range of bus services and trains into nearby Zimbabwe, as well as flights to destinations further afield. Natural attractions such as Tachila are in close proximity to Francistown, while the Okavango Delta is better accessed by flying to Maun.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- SA passport holders do not require a Visa for Botswana for stays of up to 90 days. Just make sure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay.
- The South African High Commission to Botswana is located in the capital city Gaborone. Plot 29, Queens Road, Gaborone, Botswana. Phone: +267-3904-800.
See and do
Although Francistown is primarily a transport hub for onward travel through Botswana and Zimbabwe, the city still has a few interesting attractions worth seeing. If you’re interested in gaining some insight into the native Kalanga people who have lived in the country for centuries then the Supa Ngwao Museum is definitely worth a visit.
Private Game drives provide one of the best ways to see the nature of Botswana and the Tachila Nature Reserve found just outside Francistown is the perfect place to begin.
There is a range of dining options available in Francistown, ranging from sit down restaurants to takeaways. The pick of the restaurants in Francistown has to be the Mma Africa Bistro and Coffee lounge. This restaurant offers a range of dishes ranging from basic meals such as burgers and chips to more extravagant meals with a local flavour. And hungry tummies will pleased to know there is a familiar Nando’s in Francistown.
Bus transport is frequent and affordable, departing every hour to Gaborone (the trip takes around 6 hours). Francistown also has good transport links to many towns and villages in the North of the country, as well as boasting direct links to tourist hubs such as Maun and Kasane. There are several buses a day to Harare for those interested in travelling into Zimbabwe.
Francistown Airport – FRW
Food and beverage: Refreshments and snacks are available from a range of generic vendors.
Currency Exchange: Money changers can be found in the arrivals area at Francistown Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be reported to your individual carrier. Only luggage lost within the terminal should be reported to airport authorities.
Airport Hotels: The closest hotels to Francistown Airport are the Peermont Metcourt, and Cresta Thapama Hotel.