Francistown is a modern city with a lovely African
feel and the second largest city in Botswana, with a population of about
85,363 and is often described as the "Capital of the North".
It is located in eastern Botswana, about 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-northeast
from the capital, Gaborone. Francistown is located at the confluence of
the Tati and Inchwe rivers, and near the Shashe River (tributary to the
Limpopo) and 90 kilometres from the international border with Zimbabwe.
Francistown was the centre of southern Africa's first gold rush, and is
still surrounded by old and abandoned mines. Francistown is a busy transport
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For accommodation in Francistown there is a good selection including
hotels, self catering, guesthouses, camping, tented camps and luxury lodges.