Expectant residents await Boteti River

source: Mmegi


The Botesti River is expected to flow again 20 years after it dried up. That means the residents will once again hear the piercing cry of the fish eagle from the forests of Boteti River.

Along with other colourful species, the majestic black and white bird of prey was a regular feature on the banks of Boteti River feeding on fish and other aquatic creatures. As the river gradually dried up, its shrill cry faded until it became a distant sad memory.
A resident of Makalamabedi, who only identified himself as Moporofiti is adamant that in a matter of months, the Boteti River will flow up to Mopipi Village. “As I tell you, it is moving towards Motopi. It has passed our cattle post at Tshatshamu. The way it is moving with such force, I have no doubt that it will be in Rakops in a month’s time.

“What makes me so positive is the fact that even in Maun, it is still raining heavily. The way this water moves, if it finds you on the way, it may sweep you off your feet,” said an excited Moporofiti.

Because of the long dry spell, livestock farmers along the river opted to dig up wells from which [continue reading]

  1. Tony Proud

    We are visiting Meno a Kwena in November, can we expect to see the Boteti flowing????

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