The usually quiet village of Khawa in the Kgalagadi District came alive last weekend when throngs descended upon it for the yearly dose of the Khawa Dune Challenge.
The event is a tourism excursion that involves quad bike riding spiced with traditional activities. It seems things are looking up for the event as more activities are planned for the third edition next year. The event is organised by Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO).
The Chief Executive Officer of BTO, Myra Sekgororoane told Showbiz that they want to add more activities to keep the event alive and interesting. She said that this year, they had planned to have hot air balloon rides but the weather was not favourable.
She hopes that next year, the hot air balloon rides will be part of the activities. Another activity that is set to be introduced is sand skiing.”Khawa has the perfect conditions for sand skiing because of the dunes,” she explained. She said they aim to break the monotony of doing the same things year in and year out. Sekgororoane has noted that domestic tourism is picking up, as more Batswana are open to the idea of travelling and sight-seeing.
“Batswana are showing trends that they like to travel and are hungry for adventure and as BTO, it is our mandate to make sure that they have such activities to look forward to,” she stated.She said the fact that people came from other parts of the country is proof of the adventurous spirit of Batswana.
Date: 29 August 2013