Xere cultural documentation for ecotourism venture

Xere cultural documentation for ecotourism venture

Cultural tourism is one of the lucrative tourism activity offering a visitor the opportunity to discover, experience and consume unique cultural attractions. Nurturing the responsible use of cultural heritage for tourism purposes can generate employment, alleviate poverty, curb rural flight migration, and foster a sense of pride among local communities. Xere Conservation Trust noticed this opportunity and is currently embarked in a project to develop a cultural centre and preserve traditional culture of the Xanakwe Basarwa. Some of the Xanakwe still reside within the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), while the rest were relocated to Xere village, just 30km to the east of the eastern CKGR Matswere gate in Boteti west, central district of Botswana. The Trust, with financial support from the GEF Small Grants Programme, and in partnership with Government through the Department of National Museum and Monuments, Department of Wildlife and National Parks as well as BirdLife Botswana is undertaking an exercise to produce a video documentation of the life and culture of the Basarwa, including the packaging of the cultural village.       

                                 

 

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