The Okavango Delta Music Festival - 29th August to 1st September 2019

  • Photo by Adi

Experience a most unique and fun music and arts festival in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and not only have fabulous amounts of fun….but through your participation, be a part of uplifting the Tsutsubega rural community: a beautiful village of amazing Batswana who have hopes and dreams that the Festival will significantly improve their lives.

We are not going to disappoint them!

Situated on a magnificent island in the floodplains of the Delta swamps, enjoy three days of live local and international bands, delicious food, eco-art installations and set up camp in the most beautiful scenery for blissful fun.

Where people and wildlife co-exist, reconnect with a wild place again and enjoy amazing music, art and theme camps in beautiful natural surroundings

DATES for 2019:

Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September 2019

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Community upliftment:

 

On the edge of the Delta, in Tsutsubega, lies an exquisite complex of tree-lined islands surrounded by floodplains. Tsutsubega is a San name meaning “Place of the Emerald Spotted Dove”, a sweet little bird which occurs in abundance here.

This little Eden is home to approximately 500 people of mostly the ancient Bayei tribe. After consulting the community in a traditional gathering called a Kgotla, the community has given permission for the Okavango Delta Music Festival organisers to host an annual, three-day festival on an island in Tsutsubega in return for assisting them to alleviate poverty in a sustainable way.

(Photo: Kgotla meeting where the Tsutsubega community agreed with Adrian Dandridge to host the Festival with the aim of improving their livelihoods and uplift their community).

The Festival will help the community of Tsutsubega derive direct economic benefit from environmental tourism through the campsites, and employment at the festival. The main community projects that the Festival is implementing include a literacy programme and stimulation centre, a reed straw project and also the  ‘Feed a Child Botswana’ to ensure the children in the community receive at least one nutritious meal a day.