• My Carling Black Label Cup experience

    My Carling Black Label Cup experience0

      Botswana Soccer administrators have a lot to learn from their South African counterparts when it comes to organising big spectacular cups. My travel to Johannesburg in South Africa last Saturday opened my eyes at how things are done. My first impression about good management of events was at the arrival at First National Bank

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  • A WEALTH OF HERITAGE- The North West Province

    A WEALTH OF HERITAGE- The North West Province0

    North West Parks and Tourism Board in South Africa have embarked on a massive campaign to market their province as a tourism product. Waking up to the realisation that it was the seventh least visited area in the country, the board have embarked on an ambitious Vision 2020 National Tourism Strategy that is expected to

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  • A MOMENT IN THE JOZI SKY1

    I cherish every opportunity I get to leave my rented house in Gaborone to experience a totally new environment somewhere outside Botswana, especially if it’s an all expenses paid trip. South African Tourism offered me just that last week, together with radio personalities Dollamarc, O’neal and Mmegi scribe Fred Kebadiretse. The one thing I have

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  • ROBBEN ISLAND MEMORIES0

    The silence was pregnant with reverence and the fear of being confronted with the violent, brutal and racist apartheid era palpable. There was also the discreet shedding of a tear or two as Channel O Prize winners and media personalities from across the continent joined a group of predominantly white tourists on a Robben Island

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  • WHAT A FIESTA0

      KURU DANCE FESTIVAL RISES TO THE OCCASION An arena was well set at Dqae Qare San Lodge on the southwestern side of the Kalahari Desert as it hosted the Kuru Dance Festival 2012. The place was filled to capacity as people came from all corners of Botswana and other countries to witness the San

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  • MY TRIP TO LONDON 20121

    I never had much to say when we had to write those compositions at school about an exciting journey made in the holidays. Now 12 years on I finally have something to write about. My trip to London to see the greatest show on earth – The Olympic Games! Friday 3 August The adventure begins.

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  • KNYSA- THE SCENIC PLACE WHERE GOD WOULD CHOOSE TO LIVE0

    Hidden within the beauty of the Garden Route, in South Africa’s Western Cape and regarded as a place where God would choose to live by Nelson Mandela in his book, Conversations with myself” is a little paradise known as Knysna. Though small, covering about 58.35 square kilometers and located between George and Plettenberg Bay, Knysna

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  • A WEEKEND AWAY IN EVER EXCITING KENYA0

    I travelled to Kenya last week alongside other journalists from different media houses courtesy of Kenya Airways. The smooth flight aboard Kenya Airways was a transit flight, which gave me an opportunity to get a glimpse of Harare international airport before continuing the journey to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Our connecting flight to Moi International

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  • LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVES0

    If you are looking for a holiday with a difference – I have great news for you. By courtesy of our generous hosts South African Tourism new horizons were opened up to me and a group of fellow journalists from Botswana when we were invited on a four day cruise from Durban to Cape Town.

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  • CELEBRATING WITH SONS OF THE SOIL0

    This past weekend I traveled to Rasesa, a stone throw away from Gaborone for the annual Son of the Soil festival. Cultural festivals are proving to be another form of tourism as they attract big crowds generating income for enterprising local people. And these are some of the best ways to learn about Setswana culture,

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  • THE GREAT TREK TO MT KILIMANJARO0

    I couldn’t breathe, was feeling dizzy and my chest was compressed. Tears were also freely flowing down which I guess was a mixture of tears joys and because of the cold. I had reached the summit but could not even shout hooooray! because my body was just numb but deep down I was all smiles

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  • WORD OF ATTRACTION0

    When festivals become a crowd puller The past couple of years have seen me chasing cultural festivals that help Botswana diversify its tourism from big game viewing. This weekend I decided to stay within Gaborone and not chase the adventure nor the city landscapes or landmarks. Rather, I chose to attend the most prestigious spoken

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  • TRAVEL TIPS1

    Arriving at foreign borders full of people, street hawkers, border security can make you uneasy. If you’re well prepared then you should not worry much. With the festive season on final approach, here are a few tips to give you peace of mind while on your excursions. PREPARATION FIRST Have your visas and other documents

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  • HAVING FUN ON A TIGHT BUDGET0

    As the year comes to an end, most people are planning on what to do during the festive season. It is around this time of the year that some realize that they actually need to go on holiday even if they had not really planned for it. From years of traveling on a tight budget,

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  • SEE AFFICA’S BEAUTY THROUGH THE LENS0

    I have travelled across Africa in search of adventure, interesting people and to see how different the other side of the world is compared to mine. While traveling around, I have come across some beautiful, mind blowing landscapes. This week I take you on a journey through the red sand dunes of Khawa in the

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  • PARASIDE IN THE DESERT0

    Driving through the semi desert with vast plains of grasslands stretching beyond the eye’s limit is one the most fulfilling experiences I have ever had. Plain majestic inland basin covering 400 000 square kilometers and said to have existed for more than 250 millionyears is where my travelling escapades took me recently. This is the

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  • NATURE AT ITS BEST0

    It is not everyday that an ordinary man gets royal treatment and wakes up to a beautiful breathtaking scenery. And for some of us who come from land locked countries a beach is always fascinating. I, together with other journalists from around the globe,recently had an experience of a lifetime courtesy of South Africa Tourism

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  • MIXING AND MINGLING WITH THE WILD0

    I traveled the road less traveled to South Africa’s Eastern Cape as a guest to South African Tourism last week. To say the organization knows how to treat its guests will be an understatement as we were given more than just royal treatment. The experience left me with lifetime memories and with more pride as

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  • EXPLORING KALAHARI’S BEAUTY2

    When most people think of tourism destination in Botswana, they think of the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park. It is not so often that many would think of the Kalahari Desert yet this place does offer a different, memorable experience. The Kalahari offers many attractions in form of landscapes, wildlife and vegetations though

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  • Soweto, A Cultural And Historical Experience0

    While in Johannesburg for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, courtesy of South African Tourism, I embarked on a tour of Soweto township located on the south of Johannesburg. Known as South Africa’s most populous black urban area, Soweto also happens to a metropolitan  with trends in politics, fashion, music, dance culture in general.

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