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The Okavango Delta Music Festival

SHARE   |   Thursday, 12 July 2018   |   By Ricardo Kanono
The Okavango Delta Music Festival

The Okavango Delta Music Festival is an annual three-day premier lifestyle event that celebrates African music in a wild and ancient forest, surrounded by a beautiful floodplain in the Okavango Delta.

The event will take place on the last weekend in August for three days.  The event brings over 20 unique musicians, bands, jamming sessions and collaborations together from all over Southern Africa alongside circus acts, drumming circles, fire-dancing and theme camps for Botswana residents and visiting tourists to enjoy whilst simultaneously creating a sustainable way of alleviating poverty in the local community, called Tsutsubega 27km from Maun.

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The Tsutsubega community will host the music festival annually and raise funds and help improve the livelihoods of the community members and diversify tourism that Botswana can offer to locals and internationals.

The festival will be held in the dry season when the floods from Angola will be surrounding the islands with crystal clear Okavango waters transforming the area into a watery wonderland.  It will take place on ‘Rockston Island’ in Tsutsubega. 

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There will be a number of theme camps on the Festival Island for everyone’s entertainment and enjoyment. These include a cinema, a yoga camp, beer tents, food stalls, ice camps, kid’s entertainment, swimming spot camp, donkey cart rides, cabaret, drumming circles, fire-acts, circus acts, and silent disco.

The exceptional festival is also going to showcase art installations made locally in Botswana. The Okavango Delta Music Festival has a place for everyone and aims to uplift the community and showcase the beauty and talent of Africa.  



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