Wilderness Safaris’ operations back at full steam

Optimistic: Binns believes the business has turned the corner
Optimistic: Binns believes the business has turned the corner

One of the country’s largest tourism groups and a bellwether for the sector, Okavango Wilderness Safaris (OWS), has swung back to full operations and is reporting strong bookings across its prime resorts in the northwest.

Following the COVID-19 slump and restrictions that nearly collapsed the tourism sector, group chair, Kabelo Binns said not only had OWS been able to return nearly all workers to full pay but had awarded them a small raise to help cushion them against rising inflation.

"Having had to, at various stages in the process, suspend operations at some of our camps, all are now open and operational again," he said in a statement this week.

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