Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) successfully hosted the fifth edition of the Makgadikgadi epic in partnership with BOTASH Parachute Association of Botswana (PAB) at Sowa Town over the Presidents Holidays.
The event attracted adventure lovers from all over the country. The weather disappointed sky divers as they were not able to sky dive well on the last two days.
Even though fun lovers’ moods were dampened, most found ways of continuing having a great time and doing other activities that were there which included horse riding, mountain bike tours, boat rides and fun quad bike rides which are always an exciting experience to many. The Makgadikgadi Epic is regarded as a social and sporting event which caters for all members of the families – the young and the old because of its offerings.
Apart from the adventure activities there were music shows and also a bonfire event which took place outside the park.
The former President Ian Khama was once again available at this event where he also had quite a great time engaging with people and advising them on the best way of dealing with the fear of parachuting. He said the highest he has been in a parachute is 1000 feet which can take a few minutes for someone to reach the ground. “These events are very important in diversifying tourism and that is why the ministry has been doing these activities that do not only include people from outside but rather encourage Batswana to take part and also for them to even understand that parachuting can be a sport,” he said.