All major towns in Botswana, including Maun, Francistown and Kasane, have shopping centres and supermarkets where all basic commodities can easily be purchased. In addition, there are 24 hour convenience stores at most major fuel stations. Many regional chain stores operate in Botswana with upmarket stores being found in the shopping malls of the country’s capitol, Gaborone. Here, malls such as Airport Junction, Game City and River Walk offer a number of high end goods as well as a variety of restaurants and entertainment facilities.
There is an increasing range of local arts and crafts on sale in the major tourist areas of Maun, Kasane and Gaborone as well as safari camps in the Okavango and Chobe regions. They include Botswana’s renowned world-class baskets; woodcarvings; jewelry; pottery; tapestries; fabrics and San Crafts. Botswana baskets are widely regarded as some of the finest in Africa. Their high quality workmanship and originality have gained them international recognition and they are now exported to many countries around the world. The villages of Nxamaseri, Sepopa, Etsha 13 and Etsha 6 are known locally to produce some of the finest baskets in the country, so if you find yourself travelling past these villages, it is worth a call in and ask the locals where you can buy.