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Mma Ramotswe's Botswana
Tour Rate: BWP1198.00 per person
Tour Duration: 0900 - 1630 (full day) - times are approximate
Minimum booking number: 2
Half day version now available - see ˝ Day Tour.
The first in our series of tours introduces you to Mma Please note: The following is a sample itinerary only.Start
Ramotswe's world and the people and places of Botswana that have influenced her
Meet and greet at your hotel or residence. Our first stop on
the tour is outside Mma Ramotswe’s rambling house on Zebra Drive, before setting
out across Gaborone hot on her trail.
We find the location of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, JLB Matekoni’s
house and amongst other places of interest, the President Hotel, one of Mma
Ramotswe’s favourite stops, where we sample her preferred beverage, red bush tea.
On our way to meet the Chief
In Mochudi we visit the fascinating museum run by Sandy and Elinah Grant.
Sandy’s photos have illustrated the covers of McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’
Detective Agency series and the museum gives a wonderfully illustrated
background into Mma Ramotswe’s culture and history. (The museum was,
until the mid-1970’s, Mochudi’s only school. The young Precious Ramotswe must
have attended classes here – we may even find her name in the old school
At the museum one can purchase postcards, printed material and crafts
from Mochudi. We visit a traditional home and take lunch at a local restaurant.
With vibrant music and a bustling atmosphere we sample traditional cooking, the
usual fare being chicken or beef, rice, maize pap or salads. The restaurant is licensed
for drinks with your meal.
Mochudi's village museum
We find the spot where McCall Smith ‘met’ Mma Ramotswe – more
accurately, the lady who provided the inspiration for the character, and hear the story
A visit to the “Orphan Farm” can often be made by prior arrangement, but
cannot be guaranteed as we do not wish to either 1, disrupt their schedule or 2,
promote 'orphan tourism'.
Mr Bikie is a father figure to many children
This project is well worth a visit and with luck, we may have the opportunity
of hearing the magical marimba band. This is subject to a minimum donation
of USD20 (or equivalent) per head to the orphan centre. Additional donations are always