Namibia to host Etosha Carnival to revitalise Tourism sector
By Confidente Reporter
THE Tourism Ministry, in collaboration with the Ondonga Traditional Authority, has announced plans to host the maiden Etosha Carnival slated for July next year.
Tourism Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said the carnival is an effort to revitalise the tourism sector after the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Having learnt the hard way from the Covid-19 experience, the event aims to diversify tourism products, offerings and new markets to attract more local travellers and, at the same time, increase international tourist arrivals,” he said.
Muyunda explained that the carnival presents an opportunity to celebrate and showcase Namibia’s cultural and heritage diversity.
The event will be held at one of the Etosha salt pans, locally known as Kangonde, at Onanke village in the Oshikoto region in July next year.
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