DP KalaharWelcome to the Waterhole and our first edition of the new year. In the UK, although we have started with an early spring and unseasonably warm weather, all the media and the whole country are gripped in the “will we”, “wont we” Brexit negotiations. With it's new twists and turns and it seems that this long running issue still has a way to go.

For everyone in the travel industry this position must present uncertainty.

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Breaking News

Industry News


Tamog Tours – 100% Citizen Owned

The company was started on the 1st July 2006 as a mobile safari company and it is not affiliated to any company.

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SGS – Ten Year Challenge

At the end of 2016 we took the leap of moving the Company back to Maun where it all started for us.

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African Excursions – Distinctive Safaris

A tour operator based in Maun and has been operating since 2005.

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Wilderness Safaris – supports Local Talent

This is part of the company’s commitment to sustainable ecotourism.

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Wildlife Sightings


Chobe Game Lodge – Elephant Crossing

The true experience of the largest concentration of elephants in Africa was shared by guests and guides alike.

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Africa Albida Tourism – Wild Dogs’ Kill

The rare sight of a pack of wild dogs killing an impala in front of the lodge next to the Chobe River.

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Wilderness Safaris – Newborn Baby Elephant

Camp situated in a famously high-density game area of the south-eastern Okavango.

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Kwando Safaris – Zebra Migration

The herds of zebra travel from Chobe National Park all the way to the fossil salt pans of the Nxai Pan National Park just after the first rains.

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Updates & Upgrades


Wilderness Safaris – Rebuilds King’s Pool Camp

The rebuild of Wilderness Safaris’ King’s Pool Camp is well underway, with its nine luxurious tented suites set to open in the Linyanti Wildlife Concession.

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Drifters – Safety and Comfort

In 2019 Drifters will introduce a new generation vehicle (Hino Truck) that offers significant improvements and advantages in comfort, safety and reliability.

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Desert & Delta Safaris – Annual Maintenance

This year we have extended the closure dates of Camp Xakanaxa & Savute Safari Lodge for some exciting refurbishments at both lodges.

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Wilderness Safaris – Announces the Rebuild of Jao

The rebuild and complete reinvention of Jao Camp, due to open 1 June 2019, as well as the introduction of the camp's luxurious and brand new Jao Villas.

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Upgrades & Updates

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Chobe Marina Lodge – Undergoing Refurbishments

We are now undergoing refurbishments to ensure an even more memorable and relaxing stay.

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Wilderness Safaris – Innovative Vehicles

We are proud to introduce its new locally-made safari vehicles at Mombo in the Okavango Delta.

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Special Deals

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Tuli Safari Lodge – Pay 3 Stay 4

Tuli Safari Lodge is running two specials from 1st of May 2019 to 31st August 2019

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Kwando Safaris – 5 Rivers

Our rates have been released for our ever popular green season special “5 Rivers”.

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Letaka Safaris – Photography Update

James Gifford runs photographic workshops with Letaka Safaris twice a year in May and November, contact James for more information.

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Belmond Safaris – Photo Safaris

A photographic adventure like no other, led by famed photographer and Global Leica Akademie Ambassador Marc Stickler.

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Letaka Safaris – New for 2019

A Lodge-to-Lodge safari starting and ending in Maun, Botswana, and all travel between lodges is in an air-conditioned, brand new minibus.

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Yoga Safari – Stargazing Tour

Join the world renowned astronomer and contributing writer to Astronomy Magazine, Stephen James O'Meara on an incredible Stargazing Safari.

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Charity in Botswana

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Safari Destinations – a Better Future

This past year has been an exciting year full of giving. Through partnerships with Travel for Impact (TFI).

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