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Ecotourism company in Botswana interested in investing in tourism in the Okavango region

Derick de La Harpe, member of the board of directors of Wilderness Safari – an ecotourism company in Botswana, which is represented in more than a dozen countries in Africa and South America –, reiterated that the entity is interested in investing in tourism in the Okavango region.


The revelation was made by the official during a meeting – which took place in the city of Maun (Botswana) – with a delegation from Angola, led by Rui Lisboa, coordinator of the technical support group for the multisectoral group in charge of the analysis and inventory of faunal and landowners in the Okavango region, and on the occasion the head of the ecotourism company took the opportunity to reaffirm that Wilderness Safari wants to expand its activities in the Angolan Okavango region.

In this sense, refers Angop, in 2021, the company sent its will to invest in the Bico de Angola area, in accordance with its privileged position, enabling the promotion of cross-border tourism.

Rui Lisboa, who visited certain tourist concessions of the company, was pleased with the fact that the prototypes of tourist camps visited were entirely made with local raw material, not intervening in the migratory corridors of wildlife and with a method of waste management that protects the ecosystem, writes Angop.

It should be noted that the national delegation has been in Botswana since last Saturday, during which it has held several meetings with operators in the tourism sector, with a view to the evolution of the Okavango region.

Okavango region highlighted at Investor Forum

Cuando Cubango will host, in September, the first Investor Forum for the Angolan region of the Okavango Basin. The event, which is an initiative of the National Agency for the Management of the Okavango Region (ANAGERO) and will take place between 27 and 30 September, is expected to be attended by around 200 people.

According to Ângela Canganjo, head of the Investment Promotion Department at ANAGERO, investment in the said region is currently "timid" and, therefore, it is hoped that the forum will help reverse the current scenario. Speaking to Angop, the official said she believes the event will attract private investment aimed at developing tourism in the region.

On the occasion, she also stressed that "this forum will also arise to encourage national and international investors because" they know "that the tourism sector is quite ambitious".

Speaking to Angop, she also said that they are working on tourism planning, reviewing some matters related to private investment for the attribution of tax incentives to investors. "The idea is to grant tax incentives to investors, since the area is difficult to access", she said.

In addition, he considered this work relevant, articulated with the Private Investment and Export Promotion Agency of Angola (AIPEX), since it wants to take advantage of the forum to initial a memorandum of understanding with investors who are interested in investing in the region, writes Angop.


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