UN Tourism and Botswana partner to develop tourism in greater Gaborone

UN Tourism have announced that together with the Botswana Department of Tourism they have launched a scoping mission to identify suitable tourism sites within Gaborone and its surrounding areas. The…

Elephant Without Borders reports surge in elephant poaching

Elephant Without Borders (EWB) have reported discovering nine poached elephant carcasses located at various locations of the Okavango Delta. A letter dated 24 April 2024 seen by The Okavango Express…

HATAB supports Government on trophy hunting  

Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) whose membership includes leading photographic tourism companies have thrown its weight behind Governments trophy hunting policy. HATAB chairman Joe Motse made this revelation…

Wilderness Vumbura Plains wins Elite Traveler Top 100 Suites Award

Okavango Wilderness Safaris (OWS) is pleased to celebrate the business’ first award for the year, with Wilderness Vumbura Plains having been named as part of the Elite Traveler Top 100 Suites…

Rising Crocodile poaching in Boteti

Wildlife authorities have sounded alarm about rising cases of crocodile poaching in Boteti which are apparently killed and their parts harvested for traditional medicinal use. Wildlife coordinator Dimakatso Ntshebe recently…

UNDP promotes women’s role in renewable sector

In an effort to promote women participation in renewable energy sector, 50 women in Ngamiland have received training from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The pilot workshop was held by…

Ministry confirms rising elephant poaching in Botswana

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism through the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has confirmed rising cases of elephant poaching in Botswana. In a press release the Ministry…

Maria and Sandra’s unheralded commitment for education in Khwai

The Maria Ramsden Learning Centre located in  Khwai Village opened doors in 2019 to afford kids a chance of a much needed Pre-school education. The pre-school was founded by two…

Scramble for Khwai River Lodge as Belmond Safaris lease not renewed

The Chairman of Khwai Development Trust (KDT) Ronald Ntsogotho has confirmed to the The Okavango Express that KDT has been allocated the lodge site for Khwai River Lodge which until…

Okavango River low water levels worry residents

A resident of Shakawe, Code Dibebe has been observing water flowing in to the Okavango River for almost three months now. Each time his fear is confirmed: the water is…