Tragic breaking news: Tourist dies after elephant attack in Okavango Delta

Elephants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

In tragic news, a guest at a horse riding safari camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, has died after being attacked by an elephant cow. She was not horse riding at the time of her death.

Okavango Horse Safaris released this statement:

It is with great sadness that Okavango Horse Safaris announces the death of a guest due to an attack from an elephant cow. The incident occurred before riding activities commenced at about 06h00 on 14th November 2017 in Kujwana Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Okavango Air Rescue and the relevant authorities were called immediately. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathies go to her family and friends.

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  • Wolfgang Jobst

    RIP. This is Nature.

  • Raymond Jennen

    Again very sad, as sad as the accident at Maramba Lodge (Zambia) last week. Sorry for this, but again, it’s part of the deal. I’ve been in Africa for 10 journeys now, every time i told people at home that i would take care and would not take unneccessary risks, but when i should be injured or killed in an accident by animals, it was bad luck that day…………..

  • Deputydog

    No, it is not part of the deal – it is a tragic circumstance that sometimes occurs despite efforts to ensure people are safe. Being in plane crash is not part of the deal either.
    Very sad incident – condolences to all.

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