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Strong earthquake rocks Botswana

Strong earthquake rocked Botswana earlier today.Preliminary Earthquake Report:Magnitude 6.5Date-Time • 3 Apr 2017 17:40:16 UTC• 3 Apr 2017 19:40:16 near epicenterLocation 22.621S 25.153EDepth 11 kmDistances • 131 km (81 mi) W of...

Official: Botswana tourist firms aid poachers

Botswana Defence Force spokesman Major Bernard Regalase maintains that anti-poaching operations that members of the BDF have been engaged in have observed their primary duty to arrest suspected poache

Development of cultural tourism in Botswana

Various heritage stakeholders are paving the way for sustainable development and management of Botswana's cultural and natural heritage resources.

Botswana applies for World Heritage Status for the Okavango Delta

The Minister for Tourism, Kitso Mokaila, announced during the week that the Botswana government is consulting with communities surrounding the Okavango Delta in order to get their support for an appli

Another tourist plane goes down in a failed takeoff in Botswana

A second tourist light plane has crashed on take-off in Botswana’s Okavango Delta but all six people onboard survived.

Pilot, seven tourists die in Botswana charter plane crash

8 foreigners have been killed in a charter plane crash in Botswana, an official confirmed on Monday night.

Botswana will not ban hunting

(eTN) - In a Mmegi article the other week it was quoted that Botswana was to ban hunting. This is not the case according to an official response from the Botswana government.

Botswana bans all hunting

(eTN) - Botswana government is set to ban hunting throughout the country following a recent report by Dr.

Traveling the Four Corners of Africa

(eTN) - The Four Corners is a name which is often given to this part of the world because it is the only place where four countries meet at a point – Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia.

Protestors calling for Botswana tourism boycott

Visitors to the international tourism fair in Madrid were today met with Survival protestors calling for a boycott of tourism to Botswana.

Air Botswana announces change to Johannesburg/Maun service

GABORONE, Botswana - As of October 1, 2010, Air Botswana’s direct service between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Maun, Botswana, will cease.

Touring around Jao Camp in Botswana

We were at the last camp of our safari -

How does Botswana succeed in tourism while Zambia does not?

While I was sitting at the beautiful Wilderness Safari Lodge, I couldn’t help but compare Botswana and

A trip to the Duba Plains

It was March 2010, and we were on the move from Dumatau, our wilderness camp on the Savute Channel. Our next stop was Duba Plains in the Okavango.

Savute Channel in Botswana full again

I had never been to the Savute region of Botswana before, but I had read that it was the place to see during the rainy season.

Livingstone to wilderness

Wilderness Safaris owns or markets many lodges in Africa. The company has grown from small beginnings in Botswana to a large organization, which operates in many countries.

A visit to the Nata Lodge in Botswana

Nata Lodge burned down a couple of years ago. It was a sad loss to many travelers through Nata, because it has always been a favorite stopover.

Camping at Nata Bird Sanctuary in Botswana

Sua Pan is one of the pans which make up Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. It lies between the Ntwetwe Pan and the main Francistown-Nata Road. Nata Bird Sanctuary is part of Sua Pan.

Botswana government moves to reform tourism law

The acting Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi presented the Botswana Tourism Organisation Bill to Parliament last week.

Villagers: Tourist invasion is a threat to Okavango wilderness

Music, dancing and smiling platitudes greeted the royal guest in the fishing village of Samochima, northern Botswana.

Best camps in Africa are in Botswana

Mombo Camp and Sandibe Safari Lodge in Botswana have topped the Condé Nast Traveler 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards as the top 2 resorts in Africa.

Tourism industry to adopt new standards

The Botswana Tourism Board and the Botswana Bureau of Standards will be developing relevant national standards for players in the tourism industry such as tour operators and travel agents.

Government probes illegal tourism operators

Government has established a task force to investigate illegal operations in the tourism industry, a cabinet minister has said.

Botswana to name preferred bidder for state airline contract

Botswana will on May 5 name the preferred bidder for a contract to manage state-owned Air Botswana for three years, said Tyrrell Duncan, an adviser to the Transport Ministry.

We have it but tourism not selling too well

In the lucrative world of tourism, prices matter less. What the tourists want is the best service. This according to Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) senior research consultant-economist, Dr. Phumzile Magagula-Thobokwe.

Botswana short-lists six companies to manage national airline

Botswana short-listed six foreign companies to operate Air Botswana, the state-owned carrier, for three years and return it to profit, said Gerald Thipe, permanent secretary in the Transport Ministry.