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Botswana poised to unlock potential for wetland tourism
Botswana’s government is looking into unlocking the country’s tourism potential particularly with regards to its wetlands. It is exploring the development of sustainable commercial water based recreational and leisure tourism activities specifically at various dams across Botswana to unlock and develop the largely untapped tourism and recreational potential in the selected wetlands.
The government has begun a number of projects to diversify tourism as a product. The water-based tourism projects together with the Maun Recreational Park are covered within the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP). The ESP would also develop various tourism projects to preserve the natural integrity of the area while optimizing the economic benefits that will accrue through sustainable tourism. Other projects that will benefit from the ESP are re-development of the botanical gardens for city tourism activities in the capital Gaborone.