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Ghanzi is a city in the Kalahari region of Botswana.

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Ghanzi is known as the Capital of the Kalahari.

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There are national bus services that can get you to Ghanzi from Gaborone and Maun. One of the biggest is Seabelo [1].

If you are coming in from Namibia, there are no buses that cross the border, but if you make it across to the border town Charles Hill there is a bus that leaves at 7:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and a few times later in the day for a very cheap price. It takes about 3.5 hours to get to Ghanzi from there due to numerous stops along the way.

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Ghanzi is a stop over point for travelers wishing to visit the Okavango Delta; there are many lodges in the area and one filling station, namely Shell. It is the only available fill-up point between Kang and Maun, which is a span of about 500 km, if you are travelling to the Okavango Delta.

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There are lots of interesting things to see in Ghanzi, as it is a Bushmen town. Kuru has a small shop there, where a person is able to buy various handcrafted bushmen articles. There are a few sightseeing spots in Ghanzi-Lions, cheetahs and wild dogs can be seen in big spots made available to them at the main gate of TauTona. There is also a place called "Ghanzi gat". This is a hole that was made while the tar road was being made in Ghanzi, but while using dynamite to break the rock open, the people accidentally opened a water vein. This filled the 40m deep hole with water.

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An annual farm show in August attracts many people from all over southern Africa. It is also a great time where all the people in Ghanzi come together and celebrate.

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