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 luxury safaris Meru tent interior

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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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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Kangara Adventure Safaris – 35 Years Experience

Our safaris venture into the Okavango Delta by mokoro, or motorboat as well as equipped game drive vehicles.

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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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Safari Destinations – Training Videos

Explore and learn about Botswana from your local experts! For over a decade, it's been our mission to explore the magnificently diverse landscape and wildlife within Botswana.

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Muchenje Safari Lodge – Great Green Season

Although Chobe is world-renown for elephants – we truly believe there is a ‘reason for every season’ and the Chobe is abundant with them.

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Chobe Game Lodge – New Webcam

The Chobe Deck of Fame webcam, which looks out over the floodplains to the East of Chobe Game Lodge, offers the perfect way to feel connected to Chobe National Park from your home.

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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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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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Bush Ways – Double Impact

Education is a continuous drive; with each child learning and that is what Bush Ways Foundation aims to achieve.

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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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Machaba – Packages for 2019

A family owned collection of 4 classical safari camps – three of which are in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta with a strong conservation ethos.

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Limpopo Horse Safaris – Introduces No Single Supplement

Operating riding safaris in the vast Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block of south eastern Botswana.

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Okavango Rescue – 5 Years of service

Okavango Air Rescue started its service some five years ago with the by now famous, trade mark bright red Bell Jetranger Helicopter. Being the only helicopter born emergency rescue operation in Botswana.

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Wilderness Air – Thrill children at Gaborone Air Show

To celebrate Botswana’s 50th anniversary of independence, Wilderness Air was proud to take part in the Gaborone International Air Show.

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