A Weekend Of Epic Adventure In Makgadikgadi!


Thousands of sport and adventure enthusiasts are expected to descent into the renowned Makgadikgadi Pans – Sua Pan to be precise, which lies about 20 kilometres from the Sowa Township which will be the centre of activities as it hosts the annual Makgadikgadi Epic this long weekend starting today.

Makgadikgadi Epic is an adventure and Sport tourism event organised by the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), Parachute Association of Botswana (PAB) and hosted by BOTASH in collaboration with Tutume with the Councils of Tutume district and Sowa Township.

This popular event held on the edge of Sua Pan, in the renowned Makgadikgadi Pans promotes adventure tourism by offering a whole weekend of sky diving, where the epic part of it is derived. The activities of the event will be headlined by demonstrations by professional skydivers as well as tandem sky dives, quadbikes, horse rides among others.

BTO confirmed in a statement this week that the annual event will again attract both local and international and international enthusiasts.

“This event which is geared towards promoting adventure tourism and destination marketing and promotion will offer the adventure traveller three (3) days of Epic Skydiving above the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The event is scheduled for the 14th – 16th July 2023 in Sua Pan, approximately 20 (Twenty) kilometres from Sowa Town,” the statement read.

The tourism authority further noted that this year’ event is themed: ‘Safari-Chic’; held in the mesmerizing landscapes of Makgadikgadi Pans: is set to captivate the nature enthusiasts and attendees.

“This thrilling event promises to showcase the raw beauty and unique biodiversity of the destination. The event will feature the usual annual activities being tandem skydiving with professionals, fun Quad rides, fun horse rides and a contemporary music festival.”

It further stated that events tourism is one of the initiatives ‘undertaken by government to stimulate both local and international travel, encourage local participation and develop new tourism products for diversifying the product offering away from wildlife-based products particularly in Northern part of the country.’

The public will pay P100.00 to have access to the event which will be hosted at ‘LAPA Recreational Area’ (Sowa Town Park) for the duration of the event.


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