BOtswana Guides Association
P.O. Box 1554, Maun, Botswana
Tel/Fax: (+267) 68-64-228
Mobile phone: (+267) 74-340-469
Web site: www.boga-bw.com
SPEARHEADING CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT INTO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY
Elephants gathering in the last rays of the sunset at the waterhole in Savuti.
Botswana Guides Association, commonly known as BOGA, was established in 1999 at the request of Professional Guides in Maun, Botswana. They wanted a platform for Guides and Small Safari Operators to express their concerns and needs regarding the tourism industry. It is a networking and advisory organization that focuses particularly on the growth and development of tourism. Concerned individuals are increasingly approaching BOGA for advice, information and various other forms of assistance. Since its inception, BOGA has made great strides in assisting guides to acquire training, education and guide licenses.
BOGA promotes the development of locally based tour and safari industry in Botswana and tries to increase the employment opportunities for the local people.
BOGA works towards the maintaining of high standards, professionalism and ethics, within the tour and safari industry in Botswana.
BOGA members regard the safari industry as an integral part of the country’s Wildlife Management Programme and conservation in Botswana.
BOGA exposes and prevents, where possible, any illegal or unacceptable practices in the tourism industry.