Going Green

In such a pristine, finely balanced environment, it's vital to limit the impact on the flora and fauna, and many safari companies are now installing ecologically sound practices. Gone are the days of camps accruing mountains of empty, plastic water bottles—almost all lodges (and some mobile operators) will give you metal water bottles to fill and reuse with filtered drinking water from their reverse osmosis plants. Solar power is also slowly taking over from noisy, diesel-guzzling generators. In addition, the major companies run a range of community initiatives aimed at ensuring the local Batswana population see the benefits from the unique habitat and its wildlife, creating a framework for long-term sustainable tourism.

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