This is a copy of an article, respectfully shared from the Daily Maverick []

Botswana has lifted its ban on hunting based on five myths about that country’s elephant population. The decision has as much to do with Botswana’s upcoming elections and the rural vote as it does with conservation in general, and elephants in particular.

Botswana’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has just announcedthat “the government of Botswana has taken a decision to lift the hunting sus...

May 6, 2019

I have just returned from a fantastic mobile camping safari through the pristine wilderness of Botswana with 6 amazing ladies from Australia! 

Our small group journey started in Maun with a flight up to Moremi were we met up with our local guide and driver "KK”.

We boarded the safari vehicle brimming with anticipation of what the African bush had in store for our adventure and we went disappointed. From the magical flight over the wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the remarkable game viewing around the enigmatic Savuti Chann...

Our trip was fantastic, We saw many more animals and birds that we could imagine!  I especially appreciated the fact that we saw so many different parts of Botswana and learned about the history and customs of the country, too. -- even if it meant long hours in the vehicle.  However, our Driver/guide made those long days quite enjoyable with stops and many, many sightings! 

The camping was a little more primitive than we thought, but every staff person did their best to make it easier for us.  We appreciated...

May 1, 2019

Minors younger than 18 Years, to/from South Africa:

  1. With both parents, if the minor’s surname is not the same as both parents, must hold an original or a copy of a birth certificate or a passport containing the details of the parents?

  2. With 1 parent, must hold an original or a copy of a birth certificate and a parental consent letter from the absent parent or legal guardian containing a copy of his/her passport or identity document and his/her contact details. Alternatively, the following will be required: 

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