Gaborone - Post Report Question and Answers

Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

No. I don't hate it here, but I don't need to do it again either. - Dec 2023

Yes, I was very bored when I was just stuck in the city but the regional trips were fantastic. Get out of the city. Go on Safari. See the incredible countryside in South Africa, Zambia, and Namibia and you will have a much better tour. - Jul 2019

No. The internet issue made the post too isolated, particularly since Gaborone was otherwise pretty boring. It is great to be able to visit the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Chobe, and Cape Town, but perhaps it would make more sense to do all those things on a one month vacation rather than a three year assignment. Gaborone is not a great place to live for three years. - Apr 2017

Absolutely. The travel experiences from here are spectacular. - Jul 2016

Nope. This was supposed to be a "reward" assignment, pitched to us as the "Paris of Africa" or some such malarky. But a lot has changed here, and it's not what it was 5 or 10 years ago. Compared to other African posts, it's easy living - just boring, and definitely not anything near Paris. This is NOT what I would consider a "reward" for a high-threat post. - Mar 2015

Nope. - Oct 2014

Yes. - Nov 2013

No. - Jul 2013

Yes. It's not a glitzy, exciting post but it was great for us! - Apr 2013

Definitely. - Jun 2010

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