Race for Rhinos - Botswana 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Botswana Tourism Organisation in partnership with Gaing-o Community Trust and The Matsieng Flying Club proudly hosted the prestigious Race of Champions in Botswana from 17 to 19 September 2015.The base for the race was Lekhubu Island with aircraft taking off and landing on the hardened salt plains of Sua Pan next to the island. Lekhubu Island is a Botswana National Monument and is managed by a community based trust. There is a pre-historical wall on the southern side of the Lekhubu rocky outcrop which postdates the post Great Zimbabwe ruins and the ruins themselves are said to have been an initiation centre for males in the past. Key turning points were aligned with destinations that are home to some of Botswana's rhino population, including Serowe and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Debswana's Orapa Game Park.

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