Botswana culture, Pottery, Wooden Crafts, Bushman Art, Museum, Baskets weaving dancing etc All of these based on the interest of the client they may be able to see how culture is being preserved and explore different cultures of different tribes.
D’KAR; The Kuru Dance Festival is an annual cultural event where different San groups from Botswana, Namibia and South Africa come together to celebrate and share their rich cultural heritage of storytelling, song and dance. Dancers gather at the Dqae Qare Farm in the village of D’kar just outside Ghanzi in Botswana. The heat, the dust, the clapping and the rhythmic stamping of feet all add to an intensely spiritual experience. Different dances are performed to tell the life story of the San people. There are hunting and gathering dances, rite of passage, puberty and courtship dances and, of course, trance healing dances. Hunting dances are dramatic renditions of the hunt – from spoor recognition to the ultimately slaughtering the animal. They celebrate a successful hunt and pay reverent respect to Mother Nature.
MANKGODI; Botswana may be known for its wildlife and safari adventures, The Okavango Delta and the famous Chobe region, where visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to what to do and what to see, but another thing Botswana is proud of is its culture. Botswana has a rich cultural history and traditions that go back in time for centuries.
The Bahurutshe Village is 35km from Gaborone in the heart of the hills of Mmankgodi, which are well-known for their concentration of rocky and forest lands. A tour of the village gives you a glimpse into how the people of Botswana have lived for generations. The Cultural Village Experience showcases Setswana traditional life and guests can enjoy the staff’s re-enactment of traditional lifestyle.
Gaborone; Gaborone is the beautiful capital of Botswana named after Chief Gaborone for his effortless protection over the land. The planned city became the capital in the mid-1960’s after Botswana, previously referred to as the Bechuanaland Protectorate, became an independent nation.
Located in the heart of the city is a hard-to-miss monument with three giant male-bronze statues. Measuring 18ft tall, they are known as the Three Dikgosi Monument, a depiction of three chiefs, Sebele I, Bathoen I and Khama III, who reigned in colonial Botswana and who play a significant role in the country’s history. The monument serves as a tourist attraction and is the most visited in the capital. The word dikgosi means chief and the monument can also be referred to as the Three Chief Monument, to honour the three popular and powerful chiefs who had ruled different tribes successfully.
The Three Dikgosi Monument was put up by a construction company in North Korea and inaugurated by former President Festus Mogae on September 29, 2005. On the day of its opening, the site attracted close to a 1000 visitors. Each statue has the name of the chief on it with information of their achievements during their reign.