Hiking for a just cause

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Every year, Mmegi’s adventurous correspondent, MOMPS RANKGATE, scours for outdoor activities that make a difference in society. He kicked off his year earlier this month by returning to take on the 116km long, treacherous Moshoeshoe Walk

From the health-conscious to those looking for leisure, hiking has become a popular outdoor activity for many. In Botswana, almost no month can pass without a social media post advertising upcoming outdoor activities be it sponsored walks, marathons, hikes, or bird viewing.

These activities are not unique to Botswana as headline-grabbing events and adventures are also taking place across the continent. In Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, those looking for a unique adrenaline rush climb to the summit of the mountain, while others prefer outings to explore the Fish River Canyon in Namibia.

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