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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Botswana Tourism Organization’s Ecotourism Certified Camps Voted among Top Hotels

The 2013 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels results are in and two of Botswana’s ecotourism-certified camps were voted among the top hotels in the world. Mombo Camp (including Little Mombo Camp), which is located in the Moremi Game Reserve in the pristine Okavango Delta of Botswana, received the top overall score in the world for rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. Chobe Game Lodge, nestled along the Chobe River inside Botswana’s Chobe National Park, made its debut on the prestigious list in the Top 20 Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East category.

Widely recognized as a country that encourages and supports a vibrant, sustainable tourism industry, these recognitions come as exciting news for Botswana. “We are humbled and appreciative that Travel + Leisure’s readers honored these two incredible properties in Botswana with their votes,” said Myra Sekgororoane, CEO of Botswana Tourism Organization. “These accolades prove that luxury accommodation, service excellence and responsible ecotourism practices can go hand in hand to provide the very best in guest experience.”

Both Mombo Camp and Chobe Game Lodge are five-star rated lodges that have achieved the highest level of eco-certification (the Ecotourism level of certification) for accommodations under the Botswana Tourism Organization’s Ecotourism Certification System, a voluntary program designed to encourage and support responsible environmental, social and cultural behavior by tourism businesses for provision of a quality and eco-friendly product to travelers. Both of these properties offer guests the opportunity to indulge in pristine and unique natural surroundings while experiencing a myriad of activities guaranteed to inspire, educate and excite while on safari.

Mombo Camp is owned by Wilderness Safari and Chobe Game Lodge is owned by Chobe Holdings Limited. Both companies are traded on the Botswana stock exchange and are committed to preserving Botswana’s natural and cultural resources while providing Botswana’s citizens with meaningful employment in the tourism sector.

To learn more about each award-winning property, visit the websites listed below:
For Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp, visit Wilderness Safaris at http://www.wilderness-safaris.com/
For Chobe Game Lodge, visit http://www.desertdelta.com/lodges

About Botswana Tourism Organization

The Botswana Tourism Organization (Botswana Tourism) is a parastatal body set up through an Act of Parliament with the mandate to market the Botswana tourist product, grade and classify tourist facilities, and promote investment in the tourism sector.  With its long-standing commitment to conservation of its land, wildlife and cultural heritage, Botswana enjoys a solid reputation as a progressive sustainable tourism destination and one of the premier safari destinations in the world.

For more information about Botswana and its appeal as a premier nature, wildlife and experiential travel destination, visit www.botswanatourism.us and www.botswanatourism.co.bw