Botswana: Maun Park to Re-Open

| July 21, 2016

The educational park in Maun will soon re-open for the public, the park manager Mr Gothusang Kochani has said.

Speaking in an interview at a Youth Winter Conservation boot camp, Mr Kochanki said the park was closed in 2011 due to floods which hampered operations.

The Maun Educational Park, he said, was a public asset with picnic areas that the public could enjoy for relaxation at no costs.

Mr Kochani pointed out that the park was intended for students to strengthen outside classroom learning on issues of environment, wildlife and conservation.

He said the Maun Educational Park also benefitted Botswana Wildlife Training Institute (BWTI), Professional Guides from Botswana and other countries as well as researchers.

The park, he said, was home to animals such as giraffe, wild beast, Impala, Zebra, birds of different species, warthog, crocodiles and hippos as well as many plant species.

Mr Kochani appreciated the Future Explorers Youth Society organisation who hosted the boot camp for students and out of school youth for their contribution in cleaning the park and reviving the picnic areas.

He said the department of Wildlife and National Parks would ensure the park was in a good condition before re-opening.

Mr Kochani said the stand-off between Batawana and the government over the ownership of the Maun Educational Park was handled as a separate matter therefore would not halt the intention to re-open the park to the public.

Source: Botswana Daily News.

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