Roccco, have you recommended Kwando to David Boies?

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Jun 23rd, 2004, 12:56 PM
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Roccco, have you recommended Kwando to David Boies?

In the new Departures magazine, David Boies (uber-lawyer who has taken on Microsoft and represented Al Gore) and hiw wife report from Kwando, where they visit each year for the birding. Just a small snippet, but nice to see a plug in Departures for Botswana.

In the new Travel & Leisure, there is also a recommendation to visit the Okavango since the floods will bring great game viewing.

Botswana enters the mainstream travel mags...
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Jun 23rd, 2004, 04:20 PM
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Botswana has been a hot destination place in Africa since Liz Taylor started going...
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Jun 23rd, 2004, 05:05 PM
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Well, it can't be uber hot -- we were amazed at how less-than-full the three wonderful lodges we stayed at were in May. As small as they are, they deserve better. It was an incredible experience.
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Jun 24th, 2004, 08:47 AM
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busted, 9/11 slowed down tourism quite a bit. It may have picked up a bit but then a second and unrelated event, the Iraq War, started. As a sad consequence of that we were able in April of 03 to get booked into camps in a matter of weeks, camps that would normally take a year. I think the ongoing war and the acts of terrorism continue to hold down tourism especially if people have to cross oceans.

So Botswana has been known as a wonderful tourist destination for decades but lately it has been difficult.
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Jun 24th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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We stayed at the same 3 camps as uhoh_busted. Nxabega (1st week June) was probably 60% full. By the time we got to Savute and then Sandibe, both of them were fully booked and expecting to be full or pretty close for the rest of the season.
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Jul 2nd, 2004, 03:35 PM
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Most camps we stayed in in Botswana were not full and all mentioned that June is one of their quietest months - all were fully booked come July...

Botswana has been appearing in travel magazines and newspaper supplements in Britain for at least 3 years that I have noticed...

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