Drying up of Thamakalane River hinders Nkashi festival

The impact of the drying up of Thamakalane River continues to be felt by both humans and animals. Among those affected are Mekoro polers could not participate in this year's Nkashi Classic festival due to lack of water.
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Botswana: Drying Up of Thamakalane River Hinders Nkashi Festival

Maun — The impact of the drying up of Thamakalane River continues to be felt by both humans and animals. Among those affected are Mekoro polers could not participate in this year’s Nkashi Classic festival due to lack of water. Nkashi Classic is an annual event organised by Botswana Wild Bird Trust aimed to celebrate the importance of mokoro as another reliable and safe mode of transport.

This year’s event was held on August 24 at Okavango River Lodge.The mekoro challenge race, which is one of the festival’s highlights did not take place due to the drying up of the river.

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