Gwazi (Lion Park Resort)

Roller coaster in Botswana
Watch the on-ride POV
Lion Park Resort
Location Gaborone, South-East, Botswana
Coordinates 24°47′08″S 25°48′59″E / 24.785612°S 25.816331°E / -24.785612; 25.816331
Status Operating since 2011
Rider height 125 cm minimum
Name Looping Star
Location Budapest, Hungary
Coordinates 47°31′15″N 19°04′59″E / 47.520879°N 19.083031°E / 47.520879; 19.083031
Operated 2001 to 2009
Replaced by Spinning Coaster
Loudoun Castle
Location Galston, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Operated 1996 to 1998
Replaced by Galaxy
Dreamland Margate
Location Margate, Kent, England, UK
Operated March 1982 to 1995
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Product Looping Star
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Track layout Figure-8
Hourly capacity 1700
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 77 metres × 31.5 metres
Height 24.5 metres
Top speed 77 km/h
Length 592 metres
Inversions 1
Duration 2:00
The roller coaster while at Holnemvolt Park

Gwazi is a steel roller coaster located at Lion Park Resort in Gaborone, South-East, Botswana. It is the only known permanent roller coaster in Botswana.



Gwazi is a Looping Star from Schwarzkopf.

Colour scheme

Orange track and red supports. The ride opened with blue track and white supports, being repainted to light brown track and brown supports at Loudoun Castle.


6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

External links

  • Gwazi on the Roller Coaster DataBase.