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African safari adventures from Botswana to South Africa

King’s Pool, Linyanti, BotswanaThe 300,000-acre Linyanti Wildlife Concession in the northeast of the Okavango Delta is one of the country’s most popular safari areas, not only because it has permanent water or because of the presence of the Botswana Defence Force deterring poachers, but because it’s a haven for elephants. ...

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A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

Every month Skift will profile someone working in the quirkiest, most incredible and surprising jobs in travel and restaurants. Skift’s relentless curiosity about our industries extends to every corner of the labor market. Who knew jobs like this even existed? The vastness of Africa requires all kinds of transportation. People ...

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The New Tour In Botswana For Conscious Travelers

The New Tour In Botswana For Conscious Travelers

Although many headlines in 2019 decried travel for the impacts of over-tourism and its contributions to climate change, one of the main benefits of travel has gone less heralded: its economic benefits to local people, particularly in relation to protected areas. For example, Namibia, the first African country to write ...

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Forbes to Host First-Ever Under 30 Africa Summit In Botswana

Forbes to Host First-Ever Under 30 Africa Summit In Botswana

Forbes Summit recognizes an emerging hub for global growth and entrepreneurial success 600 young entrepreneurs from across the world to attend Under 30 Africa Summit to focus on themes of inspiration, innovation and exploration Gaborone – December 19, 2019 – Forbes today announced that it’s hosting the first-ever Under 30 ...

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Off the beaten track: Botswana

Off the beaten track: Botswana

There has always been something aspirational about Botswana. Triumphing a pioneering tourism model of low density but high quality, it’s not exactly affordable to visit on safari and that’s kind of the point—Botswana is supposed to be more exclusive than its more-populated (but lower-costing) neighbors. Throughout the years, the country’s ...

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Botswana bans hunters after they shoot dead research elephant

The shooting recalled the killing of ‘Cecil the lion’ by an American hunter in neighbouring Zimbabwe in 2015, also an animal that had a research collar and was supposed to be protected. His death provoked outrage on social media. Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi sparked global controversy when he lifted a ...

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The Beginner’s Guide To A Safari In Botswana

The Beginner’s Guide To A Safari In Botswana

An elephant in Botswana‘s Linyanti region (c) Dana Allen www.PhotoSafari-Africa.net As Africa’s most exclusive safari destination, the undisturbed wilderness of Botswana attracts adventure-seeking travelers who are looking for more out of the standard safari experience. Here’s how to get the most out of a first-time trip to Africa’s most prestigious ...

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Safari in style in Botswana’s wild heart | Travel

Perhaps the bull was in musth, the male elephant equivalent of PMT, which would make him even more testosterone-fuelled and irritable than usual. Maybe we were simply in his way and he thought that he’d show us who was boss. Whatever it was, one minute we were standing around the ...

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