Is Botswana ready for the backpackers?

Mokoro ride on Thamalakane River in Maun PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Mokoro ride on Thamalakane River in Maun PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Mmegi Staff Writer and proficient backpacker THALEFANG CHARLES responds to the news that Botswana tops the Lonely Planet List of ‘Best Countries To Visit’ in 2016 and posits that although the listing is a welcome feat it could present challenges for Botswana

Botswana has made it to the top spot on Lonely Planet’s Best Country To Visit in 2016 list.  The Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) seems to be happy with the listing as evident from the press statement they issued on Wednesday after the list was published.

But what does it mean to be on the Lonely Planet list and what should Batswana expect?

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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