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NO MORE YELLOW FEVER REQUIREMENTS
Travellers heading to Zambia from South Africa will no longer be required to get a yellow fever vaccination, the Department of Health has announced. Source - ATTA

MALAWI GROWING AS A SELF-DRIVE DESTINATION
Malawi has been making the news recently as an emerging self-drive destination, with great articles in Travel Africa Magazine and Journeys Magazine and 4x4 Magazine extolling the virtues of this beautiful, undiscovered country. Source - ATTA



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WHITE RHINO TRANSLOCATED
In the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino, luxury travel company &Beyond has earmarked six white rhino to be translocated from Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana's Okavango Delta. Source - Wildlife Extra

NEW BRIDGE IN MAUN
The construction of the new bridge at the Old Maun Bridge, near Maun Lodge, and the 7.7 kilometre road connecting the Francistown Road at the Caltex and Ngami Toyota junction road is set to start by the end of February 2013. Source - Ngami Times

CROCODILES TERRORISE MOTLHABANENG
Life in Motlhabaneng and surrounding cattle posts in Bobirwa has dramatically changed as villagers try to survive alongside a crocodile-infested Motloutse River.
Several thousand crocodiles are suspected to be in the river. Recent floods caused Limpopo River, whose raging waters brought along congregations of crocodile, to overflow. Source - Daily News

DAM LEVELS CRITICALLY LOW
Water levels in dams in the southern part of the country remain critically low, according to latest information from Water Utilities Corporation (WUC). Source - Daily News

BIRDLIFE BOTSWANA COURTS COMMUNITIES
Birdlife Botswana has started a programme where communities are involved in conservation of endangered bird species while on the other hand they generate income through birdlife tourism. Source - Daily News

CROCODILES ESCAPE
About 15,000 crocodiles have reportedly escaped from a farm in South Africa's far north amid heavy rains and flooding. Many of the crocodiles have been recaptured, but more than half are still on the loose, it says. Source - BBC

GOOGLE STREETVIEW COMES TO BOTSWANA
Earlier this year we announced that Street View on Google Maps was coming to Botswana. Now anyone can travel virtually to Botswana via Street View on Google Maps and explore the country’s unique scenery and world-renowned game reserves.  Source - Google

BOTSWANA SAYS NO TO HUNTING
During a public gathering in Maun, Botswana on Sunday, President Ian Khama revealed that the Botswana government will stop issuing hunting licenses. Khama believes that the availability of hunting licenses has encouraged poaching in Africa and prevented the expansion of the tourism industry. Source - Atta Travel News

KAZUNGULA BRIDGE DEAL SEALED
Zambia and Botswana have signed a loan agreement with the Japanese government to finance the construction of the Kazungula Bridge project.
The bridge project would be jointly financed by the government of Japan through Japan International Development Cooperation (JICA) and the African Development Bank (ADB) at a total cost of US$124.22 million. Source - All Africa