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Francistown

Travel Guide Africa Botswana Francistown

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Introduction

Francistown is the second largest town in Botswana, with a population of around 85,000. As the centre of southern Africa's first 'gold rush', it is still surrounded by abandoned mines. It is still a major transport hub with mining and agriculture being important businesses.

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Neighbourhoods

The Bakalanga, the second largest ethnic group in Botswana, are centred around the town and the surrounding area.

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Getting There

By Plane

The city is served by Francistown Airport (FRW), a domestic airport just outside of town. Air Botswana flies regularly to Gaborone and Johannesburg.

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Eat

Nandos and Tandurei at the town's shopping mall are good places to have a nice meal at reasonable prices.

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Sleep

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Botswana is 267. To make an international call from Botswana, the code is 00.

Post

BotswanaPost is the national postal service of Botswana. It is operating more than 100 post offices and 70 agencies throughout the country and is fairly reliable, albeit not overly fast. All post has to go overland through Gaborone first and international mail by plane might go via Johannesburg, so count on several weeks for your postcard or letter to be delivered to places in Europe or North America. You can use them for parcels as well, though faster and more expensive services are available by companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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