Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Ngamiland food fest gets Maun salvating

Cresta Riley’s Hotel hosted the 9th Edition of their annual Ngamiland Food festival over the weekend in Maun after a two year hiatus due to covid 19 restrictions.

The fun filled event attracted scores of foodies who enjoyed delectable food from an array of traditional cuisine in a setting of fun and entertainment.

Cresta Sales and Marketing Manager North, Wame Masike gave a brief history of the even, which started in 2013 as a way of showcasing Botswana’s culture to their international market.

“ Considering that we are in the travel and tourism industry we started this event to show our culture in traditional food, song and dance. We want our guests to see that there is more to local tourism than wild animals,” explained Masike.

According to Masike the show also seeks to empower local communities as they have also been hit by the Covid 19 Pandemic.

“ All of the traditional food ingredients for the food we prepared were sourced from local farmers, even the entertainment which was in the form of traditional games competitions were by local people as our way of empowering Ngamiland communities” added Masike.

Giving his remarks, Councillor Petros Tjetjoo expressed gratitude to Cresta for organising a meaningful event that seeks to celebrate Botswana’s rich culture.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“It is not a secret that tourism was hardest hit by the pandemic, but now that tourists are beginning to trickle in, let us sell our culture more so that instead of just flying over Maun into the Okavango Delta to see wild animals, they will now experience our culture in food, song, dance and attire” said Tjetjo who went on to commend Cresta Riley’s for identifying a need to empower the community by sourcing supplies for the show locally.

The 8th Ngamiland Food Festival was sponsored by Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and Kalahari Breweries .

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


Sordid details of sexual assault before her gruesome murder, entered court records last week as new evidence in Barulaganye Aston’s painful last moments, as...


WATCH: The 10th anniversary celebrations of Kgosi Malope II as paramount Chief of Bangwaketse and his wedding celebrations have been slated for October 5th...


Police in Molepolole have confirmed the death of a woman who was found hanging from the rafters of a house at Phalane ward on...


*BHPC reluctant to grant license to China-trained Motswana


Seven months after the brutal murder of his 60-year-old mother in-law and his seven-year-old stepson, the 28-year- old alleged murderer is still languishing in...


*South African trucker pays high price for P20, 000 fine failure


WATCH: Defence lawyers in the infamous Turnright Mall armed robbery, scored a point after the presiding magistrate, Goabaone Rammapudi, rejected a request by the...


WATCH: In case you missed it, follow this segment as we share this week’s address by Balete Kgosikgolo Mosadi Seboko in Ramotswa.

Exit mobile version