Okavango community to build hotel in the Delta

Taking a stake: A graphic artist's representation of the trust's upcoming hotel
Taking a stake: A graphic artist's representation of the trust's upcoming hotel

In a first for citizen empowerment effort in the Okavango Delta, a community trust has floated a tender for the construction of a 22-bed hotel in Seronga to be developed along the designs of the luxurious camps dotted around the world renowned tourist attraction.

The Okavango Community Trust, a Community-Based Organisation (CBO) covering villagers in Seronga, Gunotsoga, Eretsha, Beetsha and Gudigwa along the Delta’s eastern panhandle, is hoping for construction to begin by the end of the year.

The trust holds the rights to two concessions, NG22 and NG23, making its revenues from sub-leasing these to photographic tourism development investors.

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