A group of adventure loving Batswana have come together and formed a club, Lehuti Adventure Club, to help them pursue their shared love of travelling.
The idea originally started at the Desert 100 Race, popularly known as Mantshwabisi, when some of the now close to 30 travelling gang, realised they had common interests and decided to form a club.
Speaking to Voice Sport recently, having just taken in the Makgadikgadi Epic, their spokesperson Gabriel Makasu said, “When some of us met we realised we all got a kick from travelling and discovering new sights and places and so decided to do it together.
“That’s how the club initially started and in three years it has grown from fewer than ten to almost thirty. Our dream is to have as many members as possible and be the biggest adventure club in Botswana.”
He went on to say that after the initial meeting the group realised that most of them knew very little about their own country as they spent most of their holidays in neighboring countries and so decided to concentrate on travelling around and discovering the hidden delights of their beautiful homeland instead.
“Since then we have done seven trips each year. The Desert 100, the Makgakgadi Epic and the Maun Horse race are a permanent part of our calendar so far. We go to four new destinations every year,” said Makasu.
Quizzed on how they fund their adventures, Makasu explained simply, “We pool money from our own pockets.”
On another note the LAC mouth piece said the group is open to anybody and comprises of members from different areas and professions.
“We have for example lawyers, soldiers, cops and a medical doctor. I must make it clear that we have members from all over the country: Gaborone, Kasane, Tsabong, Kgagodi and we plan to spread our membership even more. Our idea is to get as many people to enjoy the tourist attractions that our country offers without spending too much,” he said, adding that the group cuts costs by sharing cars and camping instead of using hotels and lodges.