07 February 2012

Google's Street View is coming to Botswana

update (24 Feb 2012): It is expected that Google will launch Street View in Botswana in about seven months (Sept/Oct 2012).

Google just announced in its blog that it will bring the Google Maps service Street View to Botswana and that the company will begin collecting images in the southern African country already in the next few weeks.
Google's Street View driving in Botswana will in the beginning primarily be focused on the major urban areas of Gaborone and Francistown. Some of the country’s stunning destinations and wildlife reserves will also be photographed, with Google's vehicles set to drive around Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Central Kalahari Game ReserveKgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and the Nxai salt pans.
Botswana will become only the second African country to be on Street View, following South Africa, which is on Street View since just before the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


  1. great news l wish they could do this to all southern Africa countries to promote our tourism

  2. Can we have a reference to the source article?

  3. Excellent news, it will give people a chance to see just how beautiful Botswana is before they visit. Also a great way of looking where you've been on holiday too :)