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Need Help with Moving to Botswana (Gaborone)


I'm new here. Looking forward to getting to know you guys!

My family (me, wife, and two kids) are looking into moving from New York City (US) to Botswana (probably near Gaborone) . We would like to connect with other Ex-Pats to gain some insight into the pros and cons and to get a better sense of what it will take to make such a big move work out.

After searching through many forums, I've just discovered which has been tons of help.

Right now, I'm specifically looking for tips about real estate near Gabarone. We would likely rent the first few months and then would like to buy a house on a nice sized plot (1.5+ acres).

I'd also like to learn more about the economy, specifically the job market within NGOs and universities. Are there a lot of organizations/job opportunities?

Of course, I have a ton more questions and I welcome any advice or personal stories you care to share that can give me and my family insight into what to expect.