Botswana tourism industry continues its upward rise

Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Botswana tourismFor Botswana, 2017 began with good news after last year’s low economy with thousands of job losses dis-investments of major business names. In 2016, the country’s Tourism & hospitality industry experienced considerable administrative issues with the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) with negative reports on travel and tours space. But situations are improving this year. The New York Times has placed Botswana as the world’s fifth most desirable places to visit in 2017. Botswana’s Okavango Delta which is populated with lions, elephants and unique species, features among 52 places to GO in 2017.

According to an article published recently, “Expect safaris on boats with built-in camera mounts (when water levels allow) and a chance to see the descendants of Ma di Tau, the star of “The Last Lions.” CNN has placed the Sanctuary Chief’s Camp as one the top 5 best new luxury safaris in Africa with top-notch post-safari pampering. The Forbes magazine singled out Botswana alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo as two African countries to visit in 2017. Forbes highlighted Botswana for its elephant population – about 130,000, known to be the biggest in Africa – and its government’s continued commitment towards its hunting ban.


Also, 2017 hot travel destinations analysis in “The Australian” placed Botswana as the next big thing in the tourism and hospitality space. Botswana’s constant development of calm and exclusive safaris and game camps singles it out as the forthcoming tourist attraction of the world. Luxuries Travel Intelligence (LTI) Agency also named Botswana Lodge Finline Fields as world’s best new safari in 2016. Botswana’s unique and the world‘s only and largest inland delta, the Okavango was listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription in 2014.


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