What's happening in Botswana

Here you can find some of the up and coming events happening from August through to November 2013.

Please contact us if you have or know of an event which can be included in the next issue.

Local Events – 2013  





July – August (TBC)

National Art, Basket and Craft Exhibition

Main Gallery

Department of Arts and Culture

Exquisite crafts of different types with a range of designs are produced across the country by ordinary Batswana using skills influenced by their respective custom. The best of Botswana arts and crafts can be viewed during national exhibitions and commemorations.
2 – 7 August

Tour de Tuli

Mashatu Air Strip, Tuli, Botswana

Children in the Wilderness

The Tour de Tuli is the major fundraising arm for the non-profit organisation Children in the Wilderness. Cyclists get the opportunity to cycle in some of Africa’s most remote and beautiful areas whilst at the same time raising money for a charity.www.childreninthewilderness.com
23 -24 August

Khawa Dune Challenge & Cultural Festive

Khawa Village, Botswana

Ministry of Youth, Sport

and Culture and Botswana Tourism Organisation

You can look forward to a Motor Bike & Quad Challenge, a Camel Race, Camping, a Cultural festival & great fun with the family!
August (TBC)

The Kuru Dance Festival


Kuru Cultural Centre

The Festival celebrates the traditional dance style of Botswana’s first people, who are referred to as Basarwa, San or Bushmen.
27 September

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day 2013 – promoting tourism’s role in water preservation
28 September (TBC)

Domboshaba Festival of Culture and History

Domboshaba Ruins, Botswana

Domboshaba Cultural Trust

The Domboshaba Festival is the Kalanga festival that is aimed at promoting and preserving Bakalanga culture. The festival has grown to become one of the largest cultural festivals in Botswana.
30 September

Independence Day

Maun, Botswana

BTO Maun Office

Botswana became Independent from Great Britain on September 30, 1966.
November – December

Kuru Art Exhibition

Exhibition at National Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana

DAC & Prisons Department

27 – 28 November  (TBC)

Botswana Travel & Tourism Expo

Seboba Recreational Park, Kasana, Botswana

BTO in conjuction with Interface International, Germany