The traditional cuisine of a county says a lot about its culture. In Botswana, just as in other African countries, the national dishes are based on maize and meat. The main meals are taken at lunchtimes and here is some information about the local cuisines of Bostwana for you to know.
Seswaa – the national dish
Hotels in Gaborone often know the value of serving their national dishes to the tourist crowd, and they do it well. It is generally served with a leafy green called Morogo and mind that, the dish is a little bland in case you expected something adventurous.
Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino understands that most of their visitors do not miss their breakfasts even if the lunches are skipped for long tours and readily serves Bogobe for breakfast in addition to maize which is quite popular. Bogobe is sorghum porridge that can be eaten without milk and sugar.
Vetkoek – another African favourite
The easiest way to describe Vetkoek is as un-sweetened doughnut which is cut in half and filled with curried mince. It is not exactly a festive food item although it is served during festivals too.
Other traditional food types
Mopane worms are known as a traditional food item in Botswana. They are a type of caterpillars which are beautiful and multicoloured that are a bit out there. Barbeques are also popular among the Botswana community, especially when they are to celebrate something important.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+