Botswana is a country renowned the world over for its rich diamond and gold mineral deposits. The Botswana economy can therefore said to be largely mineral dependent with mineral wealth contributing 34.2% to the country’s GDP and 50% of the country’s tax revenue base. Botswana by geographical size is a medium-sized country with a sparsely population of two million people. 70% of the land surface is covered by the Kalahari desert but this has not stopped Botswana from setting aside 17% of its land area as nature reserves. This calculated move aimed at diversifying the economy has resulted in tourism making a 12% percent contribution to the country’s gross domestic product. Botswana tourism is driven by hunting and game safaris.
One of those contributing to this tourism drive is the four star Chobe Marina lodge in the uniquely located town of Kasane. Kasane is located in the north eastern corner of Botswana at the tripoint of various Southern African countries, South Africa is on the south, Namibia on the western side, Zimbabwe to the northeast and Zambia on the north.This vantage geographical position allows visitors from all corners to easily reach this tourist destination.
SAA holidays which has for many years specialised in availing tourism packages has again unveiled a three nights travel package to four star Chobe marina lodge in Kasane. This package at a total price of R10,243 is valid from 1st June to 30th of November and will see visitors enjoy return flights on South African airlink to Kasane with airport to hotel transfers.Visitors will also be treated to two game visits daily with entrance to the national park already paid for. Visitors to this part of the country will be treated to local and international cuisine with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
This travel package is indeed a one way ticket to enjoying Botswana’s rich heritage.