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dc.contributor.author Mbaiwa, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Sakuze, L. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-22T10:35:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-22T10:35:57Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Mbaiwa, J.E. & Sakuze, L. K.(2009) Cultural tourism and livelihood diversification: the case of Gcwihaba Caves and XaiXai village in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change,Vol.7,no. 1, pp.61-75 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1476 6825
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/482
dc.description.abstract This paper uses the livelihoods framework to analyse how cultural tourism can diversify livelihoods at XaiXai village in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Both primary and secondary data sources were used in this study. Primary data sources included household and key informant’s interviews conducted at XaiXai village and Gcwihaba Caves. Secondary data included both published and unpublished materials on cultural tourism, XaiXai village and Gcwihaba Caves. Results indicate that the San(Basarwa) of XaiXai’s traditional life of hunting and gathering has become a cultural tourism product in the Okavango Delta. Gcwihaba Caves’ geological formation particularly the stalagmites, stalactites and channels also attract tourists that visit the Okavango Delta. The caves also have a cultural history in that they were used as a hiding place by the Basarwa in times of wars, rainy season and cold winters. As such, the cultural values of the San of XaiXai and Gcwihaba Caves are cultural tourism products that can diversify livelihoods at XaiXai village. Therefore, policies and strategies that address cultural tourism and rural livelihoods in tourism destination areas need to be developed. The Gcwihaba Caves and Xaixai Village case study demonstrates that cultural tourism can be a tool for rural livelihoods diversification in tourism destination areas of developing countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14766820902829551 en_US
dc.subject Gcwihaba caves en_US
dc.subject Livelihood divesification en_US
dc.subject Sustainable livelihoods en_US
dc.subject Cultural tourism en_US
dc.title Cultural tourism and livelihood diversification: The case of Gcwihaba Caves and XaiXai village in the Okavango Delta, Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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