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  • Miscellaneous

Lodges offer on-site COVID-19 testing

With many source markets requiring a negative PCR test to enter the country, some lodges in Southern Africa have started offering on-site testing to spare travellers the hassle of having to travel away from their destination to get tested.

While a number of private laboratories have testing facilities in the region, these are pri… read more


  • Miscellaneous

Top destinations in Africa for business travel

More South African business travellers have started travelling into Africa, according to FCM Travel Solutions. Bonnie Smith, General Manager FCM Travel Solutions revealed that travel to Kenya has picked up again, followed closely by Botswana and Zambia. Mozambique and Ghana have seen a revival when it comes to business travel from … read more


  • Safari

Some good news for South Africa’s cheetahs

South Africa is home to around 1,300 of the world’s roughly 7,100 remaining cheetahs. It’s also the only country in the world with significant cheetah population growth, thanks largely to a nongovernmental conservation project that depends on careful and intensive human management of small, fenced-in cheetah popu… read more


  • Travel-tech

Vodacom business In Nigeria and other African countries

A Mauritius based company, inq., formerly known as Synergy Communications, has expanded its horizon into Nigeria by acquiring Vodacom business in the country and two other African nations.

The company in a media statement yesterday, mentioned Zambia and Cote D’Ivoire as the two other countries it had acquired Vodacom b… read more


  • Flights

Air Namibia resumes commercial activities

Air Namibia is finally rescheduling its commercial flights. The Namibian national company announced this Thursday, September 17, the resumption on Sunday, of its domestic connections. The routes concerned are those departing from Windhoek-Eros, and going to Ondangwa, Oranjemund, Luderitz, Rundu and Katima Mulilo, and that between L… read more


  • Flights
  • Safari

Banning Trophy Hunting Can Put Wildlife At Risk - a Case Study

Wildlife tourism is an important segment of Botswana's tourism industry, representing 80% of the total annual revenue of trips to Botswana. Key to this are protected areas which have led to the growth of the country's wildlife tourism.

Wildlife tourism can take place either in the animals' natural environments such as nationa… read more


  • Destinations

Rediscover Botswana gains momentum

An avid traveller and media personality, Sonny Serite says Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) expedition dubbed Rediscover Botswana meant to promote domestic tourism, is already bearing fruits. Serite, who is accompanied by another media personality, Tlhalefang Charles, are currently crisscrossing the country to unearth its… read more


  • Destinations
  • Safari

Poaching: Five countries join forces to fight

The five partner countriesof the Kavango Zambezi (Kaza) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA), including Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, are committed to working together to reduce poaching and illegal wildlife trade. They have recently launched an initiative to strengthen their partnership.

Angola, Bo… read more


  • Destinations

Which African Countries Are Reopening for Tourism?

If you may have been wondering which African countries are reopening for tourism, this is for you! Many African nations are starting to reopen airports, remove curfews, and slowly resume international tourism.

Most countries in Africa have been very strict on containing the spread of the virus, with most of them going into complete lockdow… read more


  • Destinations

Gaborone placed under lockdown for 14 days

The Government of Botswana has placed the Greater Gaborone Zone under lockdown since 30 July 2020 for a minimum of two weeks to enable containment efforts to take hold. Only “essential services” are allowed to operate, but only at 25% capacity.

Movement within the Greater Gaborone Zone is permitted, except… read more


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