Govt freezes mobile tourism licenses for Okavango Delta

Okavango and Chobe are congested with mobile tour operators
Okavango and Chobe are congested with mobile tour operators

MAUN: The minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama has confirmed that new applicants for the mobile Safaris will not operate in Chobe and the Okavango Delta as these prime areas are already congested.

The minister revealed the sad news at a media briefing in Maun recently. Khama said all the new mobile Safari licenses had to take their tourists’ clients only to Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Tuli block.

He, however, said his ministry was working on finding a way to ease congestion in the Okavango Delta before opening the prime tourism to more mobile safari entrants.

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