Destination Botswana

On September 30, 2015, Botswana celebrates 49 years of independence. H&C Magazine, in turn, has been a part of that journey for the past 10 years. A journey that...
Destination Botswana

On September 30, 2015, Botswana
celebrates 49 years of independence.
H&C Magazine, in turn, has been a part
of that journey for the past 10 years. A journey
that has transformed a tiny, underdeveloped
country into one of the fastest growing economies
in the world, a world class destination for travel,
business, leisure and investment
Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife
spectacles on earth, Botswana is one of the top
safari destinations in Africa. There are more
elephants in Botswana than any other country,
the big cats roam free and there’s everything from
endangered Painted Dogs to aquatic antelopes,
from rhino to abundant birdlife.
This is also the land of the Okavango Delta
and the Kalahari Desert, both iconic African
landscapes and vast stretches of wilderness. Put
these landscapes together with the wildlife that
inhabits them, and it’s difficult to escape the
conclusion that this is wild Africa at its best.
Botswana may rank among Africa’s most
exclusive destinations – accommodation prices at
most lodges are once-in-a-lifetime propositions
– but self-drive expeditions are also possible. And
whichever way you visit, Botswana is truly an
extraordinary experience.
We take a look at the upcoming events that
showcase the country as a world class destination
for Culture, Leisure, Entertainment, Sport,
Education, Business, Investment, in Botswana for
August and September…take a look and make a
For more information for these and other
forthcoming events, visit the Botswana Tourism
Organisation website


Destination-Botswana 2015


Tour de Tuli
Thursday, 13 August 2015 to Tuesday, 18 August 2015
This annual event takes place in the Tuli region with the
Limpopo Valley Airfield serving as the starting point. This
year featured over 500 cyclists from all over the world. The
Tour de Tuli is an event that seeks to raise funds for Children
in the Wilderness, a charity programme run by Wilderness
The programme‘s objective is to empower and teach the
importance of conservation to children from communities
that live in and around their operations. Botswana Tourism
Organisation (BTO) has been participating in this event for
the last five years with a view to creating awareness for the
Tuli region which is the lesser known of the tourism regions
in Botswana. In addition, the event presents Botswana as a
true adventure destination, which appeals to adventure seekers
in the world of travel.
Every year, BTO invites local media with a view to create
more local awareness for the area and the Tour de Tuli event.
Venue: Mashatu Air Strip, Tuli, Botswana
Organiser: Children in the Wilderness
Batlokwa Cultural Festival
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Venue: Tlokweng
Organiser: Batlokwa Development Trust
Botswana Consumer Fair
Monday, 17 August 2015 to Sunday, 23 August 2015
Venue: Gaborone, Botswana
Organiser: Fairgrounds Holdings
National Basket and Craft Exhibition
Friday, 28 August 2015 to Sunday, 6 September 2015
The date of the date to be confirmed.
Venue: Main Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
Organiser: Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture
Dithubaruba Cultural Festival
Saturday, 5 September 2015
Venue: Ntsweng, Molepolole, Botswana
Organiser: BTO / Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture /
Kgosi Sechele I Museum
Mmakgodumo Heritage & Cultural Festival
Friday, 11 September 2015
Dates to be confirmed.
Venue: Mmakgodumo, Kanye
Organiser: Bathoen 11 Dam Nature Sanctuary
Management Trust/ Area Committee
Basubiya Cultural Festival
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Venue: Kavimba, Botswana
Organiser: Cisiya Nkulu Trust
Domboshaba Festival of Culture and History
Friday, 18 September 2015
Dates to be confirmed.
Venue: Domboshaba Ruins
Organiser: Domboshaba Cultural Trust


Domboshaba Festival of Culture and
Saturday, 19 September 2015
This annual cultural event is held
near Domboshaba Ruins, a unique
stone masonry architectural signature
of the Banyayi-Bakalanga empire
and civilisation which stretches from
Khami Ruins near Bulawayo in
Zimbabwe. Botswana Tourism sponsors
the publicity and promotion of this
event as it holds an important place
in maintaining the rich cultural and
historical value of the region.
The event, which has not only grown
in terms of attracting participants from
throughout the region but has also given
more exposure to Ikalanga culture, is
hosted in partnership with the local
trust, Domboshaba Cultural Trust
Another feature of the event is a
21.2km Nswazwi half marathon with
the starting point in Sebina and the
finishing point in Makuta.
The exact date is to be confirmed
but the event will be some time in
Venue: Domboshaba Ruins,
Organiser: Domboshaba Cultural
World Tourism Day
Sunday, 27 September 2015
The United Nations World Tourism
Organisation (UNWTO) “World
Tourism Day” is celebrated worldwide
on September 27. The purpose of
the commemoration is in line with
recognising and celebrating the
importance of tourism and its social,
cultural, political and economic value.
The Botswana celebrations alternate
between different villages and towns
under a different theme every year.
BTO participates in the event and sets
up an exhibition at the stall with intent
to promote the theme and disseminate
information on the Botswana tourism
The venue for the event is yet to be
Venue: TBC
Organiser: Department of Tourism
Independence Day
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Date and venue still to be confirmed.
Venue: TBC
Organiser: BTO
Upcoming International
University of Botswana and
International Federation of Library
Associations and Institutions 2015
Satellite Meeting
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 to Thursday,
13 August 2015
University of Botswana will this year
host the Reference and Information
Services Section (RISS) satellite
meeting. The RISS of the International
Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions provides an exciting
international forum which addresses all
aspects of reference work in all types
of Libraries globally. The Gaborone
meeting will address the ways in which
reference and information services
can help connect libraries to civil
societies, promote local and indigenous
knowledge, culture, and development,
and address the education, training, and
practice of librarians and library staff.
Venue: Univeristy of Botswana
Organiser: University of Botswana –
Japan Association of Travel Agents
Thursday, 24 September
2015 to Sunday, 27 September 2015
Venue: Tokyo, Japan
Organiser: BTO
World Travel Market
Monday, 2 November
2015 to Thursday, 5 November 2015
Venue: London, UK
Organiser: BTO



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