Tourism



Tourism to the Okavango Delta makes up a majority of the tourism component of Botswana’s GDP. Approximately 100 000 people visit the 60 or so camps and lodges in the Delta contributing greatly to the economy of the region. A developing industry the government is keen to continue to deliver policies that encourage tourism, a major employer in rural Botswana. About 40 percent of Ngamiland’s employed adults work in the tourism industry. As a nation Botswana has strategically encouraged a high cost low impact industry with policies to encourage semi permanent accommodation, maximise financial benefits accruing to local people and ensuring that tourism is carried out in an ecologically sustainable way.


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