Francistown

Overview

Introduction

Francistown, Botswana, is one of the oldest settlements in the country and the site of Southern Africa's first gold rush. Francistown was named after a prospector, Daniel Francis, and Blue Jacket Street, its main street, after the denim jacket worn by an old Australian prospector, Sam Andersen.

Today, a facelift has changed compact Francistown from a dusty frontier mining town into a stopping-off place for stocking up at the supermarket, shopping mall and markets, obtaining fuel and vehicle spares, and maybe try your luck at the casinos or visit a night club. Francistown is located 250 mi/410 km northeast of Gaborone.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  


  Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
   
 
  
 
  Your Travel Specialist
 
 
http://www.froschvacations.com
Phone: 713-850-1566
Toll-Free: 866-841-3555
One Greenway Plaza, Suite 800
Houston, Texas 77046
 
 
  Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter