Thousands to benefit from Okavango is Calling

Some of the participants of the previous Okavango Is Calling
Some of the participants of the previous Okavango Is Calling

FRANCISTOWN: Okavango is Calling festival will benefit over thousands of people from the Okavango area and surrounding areas.

It is an initiative which was started in 2017 and comprises a series of events aimed at promoting the Okavango delta as a World Heritage site recognised by UNESCO. The festival organiser, Thato Sebati told Arts & Culture that the festival brings different nations under one roof in Maun to celebrate the food, cultural lifestyle and different traditional attires.

He further said the main event, which will be held from September 30 until October 1, is expected to boost the economic activities hence benefit thousands of the occupants in the host area. Sebati stated that the event was not held physically in the last year but was turned into a radio show in 2021. The return of the event is expected to be bigger and better as more sponsors such as UNESCO, Botswana Tourism Board (BT0), Cresta Matlapana, Air Botswana and others are already on board.

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