Rhino march, air show in one plate

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 20 September 2016   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Rhino march, air show in one plate

Botswana will on September 24 host the highly anticipated International Air show at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. The event will be preceded by a march promoting the protection of rhinos. Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) Marketing Manager Jillian Blackbeard has appreciated the support they have received from various sponsors for the air show. “These people listened to me when I came to them about four months ago and wanting to host the event at the airport,” She said. Blackbeard said the decided to combine the airshow with the rhino march because their synergies that link the two. She said they will continue to expand tourism though sport adventures that do not necessarily need to people to be in the Okavango Delta. Thea Khama, who is very passionate about wildlife and volunteerism, said the march will start from Airport Junction at 0600 hours and end at the Kalahari Flying Club pitch at the airport. She has been campaigning to get as many people involved in the march as possible. “This will be a fun event and it is not all about the wrongs and the challenges but also about the progress that Botswana has created in conservation over the past 50 years,” she said. She said that they will be raising money for Tlhokomela Trust through the march and urge more people to support conservation efforts. Some 146 countries will also be marching for Rhinos protection on the day.