DP KalaharWelcome to the autumn edition of the Waterhole. Once again we are at that time of year when WTM is upon us. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Botswana stand (AF531).

This year we have eight co-exhibitors sharing the stand and all of them have been answering our questions in the Q&A section of the newsletter. Get to know them all by dropping by the stand.

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Breaking News

Industry News


Machaba Safaris – Appoints Ethos Marketing

Ethos Marketing was appointed as the UK representation company for Machaba Safaris back in 1 June 2018.

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Desert & Delta Safaris – Cares Philosophy

The CARES Philosophy explains the very foundation upon which our company was built 35 years ago.

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Africa Albida Tourism – New Management Team

Hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism has appointed a new management couple, Wesley and Roxanne Cragg.

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Penduka Safaris – Scheduled Safaris

The ultimate African adventure, under canvas and close to wildlife, camping in the wild in secluded private sites with all the home comforts.

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Wildlife Sightings


Wilderness Safaris – Channel Boys Intrude

If you have been to King’s Pool then you know the two dominant males that operate here and Linyanti Tented Camp.

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Kwando – Brown Hyena

In early August, we successfully identified a BROWN hyena den at Lagoon camp - much to everyone's excitement!

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Desert & Delta – Exceptional Wildlife Sightings

Our guests were treated to a sighting of a lifetime when a pack of 22 wild dogs attacked a lioness and her cub.

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Wilderness Safaris – Leopard of Mombo

Nick Leuenberger, shares the sad news of the passing of one of Mombo’s resident and beloved leopard Pula.

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Updates & Upgrades


SGS – Game Drive Fleet Refurbishment

We recently refurbished all our game drive vehicles (done by our friends at Kavango Engineering in Maun).

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Chobe Game Lodge – ‘expands’ our offering

We have built a brand-new spa. The new spa has doubled in size and is located on the first floor of the lodge.

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Wilderness Safaris – New Spa Experience

The new spa room is a relaxing retreat for guests wishing to enjoy a range of signature treatments.

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Mashatu Game Reserve – Elephant hide bigger & better

After much digging, dusting and painting, the newly refurbished photographic hide is officially welcoming guests.

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Upgrades & Updates


Chobe Game Lodge – ‘expands’ our offering

We have built a brand-new spa. The new spa has doubled in size and is located on the first floor of the lodge.

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Sense of Africa Botswana – Road condition update

After one of Botswana’s greatest rainy seasons on record, the dry season has now set in and many roads are feeling the aftermath.

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Special Deals


Yoga Safaris – Solstice Soul Healing

Not to be missed - Yoga Safari is offering their annual Solstice Healing Yoga & Stargazing Retreat on the ethereal Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

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Pangolin Photo Safaris – 7 Day Chobe Delta Special

Enjoy Botswana by booking 3 nights at Pangolin Chobe Hotel followed by 3 nights at Pangolin Khwai Camp.

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Xobega Island Camp & Tuskers Bush Camp

Two camps that are a perfect combination for bird-lover’s and wildlife sightings. Based in the Okavango Delta and near to Nxai Pan.

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Limpopo Horse Safaris – 2 Week photoshoot

Riders on a horse riding safari need good, faithful and honest horses, combined with knowledgeable and experienced guides.

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Haina Kalahari Lodge – Winter 2016 sightings

Our resident lioness is coming to the end of her pregnancy and we are hoping to have a few new additions to our local pride.

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Meno a Kwena Tented Camp – Authentic experience

The camp rests on top of ancient and awe inspiring cliffs, with the serene Boteti River flowing in front and views of zebra, kudu and elephant beyond.

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Charity in Botswana


Tuli Trust – New Conservation Trust

Established to protect and enhance the Northern Tuli Game Reserve by finding sustainable solutions.

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Top Selling Tips


Wilderness Safaris – What is the Best Safari?

Botswana, with a relatively small population and vast tracts of seemingly uninhabited landscape, it offers a large diversity of fauna and flora.

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Industry News 2


Steenbok Safaris – All Activities

Based in Kasane Town in the Chobe District, we have camping safaris all over Botswana in parks, game reserves and lodges.

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