How Sekoti shot to fame


From the country of the world’s last wild places like the Okavango Delta to the Chobe National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, it took Botswana many years to have a famous lion. With a healthy population of wild lions like no other, Sekoti – the young lion king from Savuti – is becoming the poster boy of Botswana’s wildlife tourism and this is inspiring the rebirth of the love for wildlife amongst Batswana, writes THALEFANG CHARLES

While in Maun last year during our Rediscover Expedition, I sat in a low lit bar with a group of friends, mostly safari guides, downing some cold ones disguised in coffee mugs and sharing stories about the hardships of the closed tourism industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rediscover Expedition team members were like rock stars and had been granted special access to do the national duty of reviving the then bleeding tourism industry.

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Keep your mask close

Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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