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Francistown Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Francistown

  • Mining and agriculture play an important role in Francistown (cobalt, copper and nickel)
  • The Supa Ngwao Museum provides exhibits of the region's history and heritage
  • Francistown serves as a major transport hub
  • Tachila is a nature reserve which has been established 5 km from the centre of Francistown on an old Tati Company Farm

Distance to Airport: 3 km

Distance to City: 1 km

Introducing Francistown

The city of Francistown in Botswana is situated on the country's main air and road transport routes.  Francistown is characterized by mining and agriculture which play an important role. The main mining companies include Tati Nickel which is owned by Norilsk Nickel, which has operations at the Selkirk Mine and Phoenix Mine where cobalt, copper and nickel are produced.  The Dumela Industrial Complex is an industrial park in Francistown offering employment to many people.

Francistown is home to the Supa Ngwao Museum where exhibits of the region's history and heritage are exhibited.  Tachila is a nature reserve which has been established 5 km from the centre of Francistown on an old Tati Company Farm.  Francistown is home to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Desert, which is the seat of the Apostolic Vicariate of Francistown.

Francistown in Botswana, Southern Africa, is a major transport hub.  A railway line links Francistown with Harare in Zimbabwe via Bulawayo. The same line links Francistown with Gaborone in the south. Surfaced roads link the city to Lobatse in the south, and Ramokgwebana in the north, and to Kazungula via Nata.