The three dikgosi monument is a significant tourist attraction in Botswana; it is a massive structure in the heart of Gaborone (Capital of Bostwana). Prior to my arrival in Gaborone for a workshop, I did some online research for tourist attractions in this city. I discovered a few, and a particular one stood out for me: It was a stone throw from my hotel room, and I decided I was going to visit and take some pictures – yes, I love pictures.
After a three-day workshop, I walked down to the monument, observing the city and having a cool feel of the weather. I discovered the entrance to the monument had a gate which was closed. I approached one of the security guards and asked “Good evening, I will love to see the three dikgosi monument and take some pictures. Am I allowed to come in? I am from Nigeria.” She looked at me and smiled and said “Welcome, yes you can” I was excited as the gate was opened. I thought I was going to pay a fee to have a look but she didn’t mention anything like that. Wow! I stared at this statue and felt a sense of admiration. Now, I needed someone for my photo sessions. I felt a bit reluctant to ask the lady to help me out, but I later did. She was so nice and accepted to snap me. Now I believe, that Bostwana is among the most friendly African Countries.
According to Wikipedia,
The Three Dikgosi Monument is a bronze sculpture located in the Central Business District of Gaborone, Botswana. The statues depict three dikgosi (tribal chiefs): Khama III of the Bangwato, Sebele I of the Bakwena, and Bathoen I of the Bangwaketse. Events are held at the monument such as the 2008 Miss Independence Botswana.A study conducted between January and August 2007 shows that the monument is the most visited tourist destination in Gaborone.
The three dikgosi monument (tribal chiefs) are said to have played important roles in the independence of Bostwana.
I couldn’t help but observe how peaceful and serene the environment in Gaborone was. In fact, according to a research, Bostwana is the among the most peaceful countries in Africa and the entire world. I also enjoyed the hospitality of the hotel (Masa Square) I was lodged in – which is the best I have experienced thus far.
Although Botswana’s Airport isn’t that big, it had a beautiful elephant structure I so much admired.