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  • Opinion

COVID-19 impact in South Africa will affect all Southern African economies

Report recommends inclusive, broad-based and pro-poor policies to address inequality and reduce poverty rates; Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa projected to affect rest of Southern African economies. A higher level of preparedness is urgently needed to prevent and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa, including additional r… read more

  • Destinations

Botswana: Tourism Master Plan

Tourism industry stakeholders have called on the government to implement the Tourism Master Plan of 2000 which serves as the basic guideline for development of tourism in the country. The plan, they said had excellent recommendations which could take the tourism industry to greater heights if well implemented. They said this during a consultativ… read more

  • Destinations

Botswana: Visa system goes digital

Travellers to Botswana will soon be able to complete visa applications online.

Israel’s Pangea has been selected by the government of Botswana to integrate its eVisa solution as part of the southern African country’s efforts to expand its digital and online services.

This will enable visitors to Botswana to obtain a visa onlin… read more

  • Flights

Air Botswana to resume operations

The state-owned national flag carrier of Botswana, Air Botswana, is set to resume operations. According to a press release, the airline is planning to re-introduce scheduled domestic flights in Botswana on 17 July 2020.

The resumption of services is subject to health and safety protocols and the new ways of working. Air… read more

  • Destinations

Zimbabwe: Reopening of national parks & restaurants

Zimbabwe has lifted some Covid-19 restrictions by reopening its national parks to the public and allowing restaurants to start serving food within their premises. This will save the country’s tourism and hospitality sector from collapse, officials said.

The southern African country imposed a lockdown at the end of March to stop the … read more

  • Destinations
  • Safari

Hundreds of Elephants Die Mysteriously

Hundreds of elephants have been found dead in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Poaching has been ruled out as the tusks had not been removed. Wildlife specialists have described the die-off as a "conservation disaster".

Botswana in southern Africa has the world's largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000.

"We have … read more

  • Accomodation

Protea Hotel by Marriott Masa Square opens in Gaborone

Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International announced the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott Masa Square in the buzzing capital of Botswana in Gaborone this week.

The opening marks the expansion of the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand into its tenth African country, and the debut of the brand in Botswana.

The reb… read more

  • Destinations

Zimbabwe reopens Victoria Falls for international visitors

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) last week allowed tourist operators back into the rainforest to view the mighty Victoria Falls which has been at its highest flow in over a decade this year. This comes as the resort town gears to re-open to international visitors.

Last week, government m… read more

  • Destinations

Botswana: Agro-Tourism Way to Go

Charles Hill — Minister of Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism Ms Philda Kereng has challenged Batswana to focus on agro tourism to change the country's economic landscape.

Speaking during Vice President's meeting with COVID-19 team in Charles Hill on June 12 Ms Kereng said COVID-19 had adversely affected the tourism sector t… read more

  • Destinations
  • Safari

Where Do Millionaires Stay While on Holiday in Africa?

When money isn’t a limit to picking the finest African holiday, where would you stay? Gorgeous views, original art, fine furnishings, discreet service and only the very best in food, design and location. We looked east and west, north and south to find the ultra luxurious places where only the rich can afford to stay. Here’s our take on where mi… read more

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