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Type Journal Article - Nordic Journal of African Studies
Title Perspectives on Cultural Tourism: A Case Study of Bahurutshe Cultural Village for Tourism in Botswana.
Volume 24
Issue 3\&4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 279-300
URL http://www.njas.helsinki.fi/pdf-files/vol24num3-4/4_moswete_saarinen_monare.pdf
In tourism cultural villages are relatively new attractions which have opened opportunities for
the advancement of cultural and heritage tourism in developing countries. However, there is a
lack of research pertaining to residents’ perceptions of cultural villages for tourism. This paper
aims to examine residents’ perspectives of and support for the development of Bahurutshe
cultural village for tourism in Mmankgodi, Botswana. Semi-structured questionnaires and
interviews were employed to collect the research materials. The findings indicate that although
a significant number of residents show support, differences were echoed in the rating of
negative statements such as reduced residential and grazing lands; owners not giving back to
the community and small contribution to the economic development of Mmankgodi village.
Recommendations are that local people should be encouraged to become active subjects in
development and initiate community-based cultural village for tourism from which they could
derive tangible benefits.

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Moswete, Naomi, Jarkko Saarinen, and Masego J Monare. "Perspectives on Cultural Tourism: A Case Study of Bahurutshe Cultural Village for Tourism in Botswana.." Nordic Journal of African Studies 24, no. 3\&4 (2015): 279-300.
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