Chobe women make their mark in tourism’s ‘Great Reset’

Out and about: Kahimbi ‘Kay’ Kaziyo and Irene Matshogo are part of the Chobe Angels PICS: MBONGENI MGUNI
Out and about: Kahimbi ‘Kay’ Kaziyo and Irene Matshogo are part of the Chobe Angels PICS: MBONGENI MGUNI

As the tourism industry reopens after the pandemic freeze, more women are finding space for themselves beyond “traditional” roles in laundry and housekeeping. Chobe Holdings, one of the country’s largest tourism groups, is reaping the dividends of a policy to empower women all the way to being guides in the field and executives in the boardroom. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

KASANE – A philosophy developed and promoted by the leadership of Chobe Holdings in the last decade has paved the way for women breaking the ceiling in tourism, moving beyond the laundry room, restaurants and housekeeping, to being guides in the wild and occupying prominent positions in the board room.

Chobe Holdings is one of the country’s largest and oldest tourism groups with world-renowned camps and assets in the northwest tourism heartland which includes the Okavango Delta and Tsodilo Hills, the country’s two World Heritage Sites.

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