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Tourism Development Levy


The Levy Background The Ministry of Environment Natural Resources’ Conservation and Tourism through the Botswana Tourism Organisation wishes to announce the introduction of an obligatory Tourism Development Levy (TDL) Purpose of the Levy The objective of the Levy is to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development in order to support the growth ofRead more

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Maun International Arts Festival 2016


The annual Maun International Arts Festival (MIAF) is bringing another round of culture and entertainment to the streets of Maun for the sixth year running!

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Chobe National Park Elephants


Home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephant, the Chobe National Park is fondly and aptly known as ‘The Land of the Giants’.

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Tee-Off for a Good Cause


Make sure your swing is on form because it’s time for the annual Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) Golf Day. On Friday the 16th of September, players will tee-off at 10am at the Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club for a day of fun on the fairway. The Golf Day is open to any participants and organisations,Read more

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Finding the Big Five in Botswana


Spotting the Big Five on an African safari is a quint-essential travel experience when visiting this dynamic continent. Visitors travel from far and wide to see these magnificent beasts in action. Botswana is one of the most fertile and abundant destinations in Africa, making in an ideal location to witness these incredible animals in theirRead more

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What’s Happening at Cresta – August 2016


As winter slowly comes to a close, it’s a fantastic time of year to get outside and re-join society. Why not take advantage of the numerous specials and promotions on the go at several Cresta Hotels? Have a look through the list of upcoming events across Botswana below, and take your pick: Cresta Jwaneng ConferenceRead more

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Family Friendly Things to Do in Lusaka


There’s no better way to spend quality family time than to take a trip with the ones you love. Lusaka is a prime destination to do just that. There is a plethora of family friendly things to do in Lusaka, and we’ve compiled a list of a few of the best to make deciding howRead more

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2016 Orange Selebi Phikwe Marathon


Get your running shoes ready, and your best cheering voice out, it’s time for the 2016 Orange Selebi Phikwe Marathon. Formally known as the Bosele Marathon, this epic race has been gracing Selebi Phikwe and its surrounding area since 1985. This 42.2km race takes place on Saturday the 30th of July, and is generously sponsoredRead more

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2016 Makgadikgadi Epic


The third annual Makgadikgadi Epic takes place from 14 – 17 July 2016, at the Nata Bird Sanctuary in the incredible Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – one of Africa’s greatest natural attractions.

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Zambezi River Photoblog


The magnificent Zambezi River is one of Africa’s major attractions – existing as a life source for endless people, plants and wildlife, and boasting a wide range of exciting activities to travellers in several countries.

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Toyota Kalahari 1000 Desert Race 2016


This year, the Toyota Kalahari 1000 Desert Race will take place between 23 and 26 June in Jwaneng, attracting adrenalin junkies and motoring enthusiasts from all over.

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World Tourism Expo 2016 comes to Bulawayo


The Sanganai/Hlangani World Tourism Expo is back for yet another year, but this time with a new and exciting venue.

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10 Reasons to Visit the Okavango Delta – Part 2


One of Mother Nature’s great masterpieces, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Okavango Delta lies deep within the Kalahari Basin in Botswana.  A largely untouched freshwater wetland, it is a multi-faceted spectacle, with heart-breaking natural beauty, and unparalleled game viewing. Each year, more than 11 km spills into the DeltaRead more

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Cresta Mowana – Nature meets luxury


In today’s fast-moving, hyperconnected and overstressed world, a little wellness and tranquillity at a location removed from the buzz of everyday life is like a shelter from the storm. At Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa in Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River, surrounded by bushveld and overlooking the Namibian flood plains, youRead more

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New Cresta Hotel for Maun


Known as the gateway to the much-visited Okavango Delta in Botswana, Maun is also a popular launching point for the numerous other wildlife activities on offer in this awe-inspiring corner of Africa. Visitors from all over the world arrive in this small town in their droves to partake in safaris to some of the mostRead more

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Bright Night Lights Of Gaborone


Everybody needs a night on the town once in a while, and while staying at one of the finer hotels in Gaborone, you will find a few places where you can paint the town red at least once during your stay. Choose one or more of many entertaining things to do in Gaborone, while stayingRead more