Luxury travel specialist Luxtripper has announced it is taking Botswana off sale after the country lifted a ban on hunting elephants.
The southern African country has been condemned by conservationists for the move which is said was to protect the livelihoods of farmers.
Luxtipper founder and chief executive Nena Chaletzos issued the following statement on Facebook:
”Due to the heartbreaking news that Botswana will be lifting their ban on elephant hunting, it is with sadness that I announce that Luxtripper will no longer be selling trips to this corner of the world.
“It is devastating that such an ugly thing is happening in this beautiful, unique destination, and we hope that this cruel act will be reversed soon…so more of us can discover Botswana’s magic.”