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THIS IS BOTSWANA

CONTENTS 6

Gaborone: A great getaway destination Nationwide project to restore key heritage sites

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We take pride in Botswana’s tourism

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Botswana’s quality tourism sector leads by example

10 Transfrontier – the only way to go for wildlife conservation

FEATURES 13 Botswana Tourism Organisation

27 Helicopter Horizons

Hospitality & Tourism Association of Botswana

15 Desert & Delta Safaris

29 Travel Leisure

This is Botswana is published by:

17 Mack Air

29 Wilderness Air

17 Kubu Lodge, Chobe

31 Maun Lodge

19 SLK Camps

31 Real Time Safaris (PTY) Ltd

21 Air Botswana

33 Haina Kalahari Lodge

23 Phakalane Golf Estate

33 Solahart Botswana

24 Cresta Hotels

35 Thamalakane River Lodge

25 Peermont Global

35 Avis Botswana

27 Wilderness Safaris

37 Gaborone Sun

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MEMBER LISTINGS 38 Listings Index

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Mobile Safaris

39 HATAB Member Index

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Tour Operators

40 Location Botswana

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Services

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Camps & Lodges

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Air Charters & Airlines

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Hotels

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FOREWORD

WE TAKE PRIDE IN BOTSWANA’S TOURISM elcome to the fifth edition – for

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while ensuring that quality always comes

2011-12 – of ‘This is Botswana’,

before quantity in terms of tourist arrivals and

an annual publication produced and

accommodation and services provided.

distributed by the Hospitality & Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB).

I believe that our industry in general, and HATAB members in particular, continue to

This publication provides the only truly

set and maintain the highest standards in

comprehensive and in-depth guide to our

terms of environmental awareness, wildlife

vibrant hospitality sector, with information

conservation and corporate social respon-

Gaborone’s new airport terminal

and contact details for every hotel, lodge,

sibility. HATAB members work closely

opened in 2011 to enhance its reputation

camp and mobile safari company oper-

with the Department of Wildlife & National

as new flights to Lusaka, Nairobi and Ndola

ating in Botswana. ‘This is Botswana’ also

Parks to ensure that our wildlife areas are

have been introduced. In one structure,

includes similar details about those closely

strictly managed and controlled and that

it encapsulates all that is up-to-date and

associated with the tourism industry.

campsites are looked after.

exciting about our nation – not to mention the fact that Botswana’s national soccer

I am pleased to report that tourism continues to form a key and growing part

CONFERENCES

of the local economy, generating increasing

In addition to the tourists who choose our

amounts of foreign exchange and creating

country for safaris, it is worth remembering

much-needed employment for Batswana,

that Botswana is also an increasingly

sometimes in otherwise remote corners of

important business and conference

our vast country.

destination. Gaborone is one of the world’s

team, the Zebras, have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the very first time.

fastest growing cities and, in line with this Improvements can always be made, but

accolade, it is no surprise that additional

Morongoe Ntloedibe-Disele

Botswana has created a tourism sector of which

hotel capacity is coming on stream to

Chief Executive Officer

it can be proud, encouraging foreign investment

enhance its position as a regional commer-

Hospitality & Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB)

yet allowing local operators to flourish

cial centre.

visit: www.this-is-botswana.com

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ITY L A U Q A’S N A W S BOT OR T C E S M LE P TOURIS M A X E Y B S D LEA DUCTION

AN INTRO

ften described as Africa’s best-run

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than development. This policy has paid

country, Botswana is also the

off, with the result that Botswana-based

continent’s premier safari destination

safari operators can command top rates

and an example to others of how to

for a premium product while enjoying high

create and sustain a thriving tourism

levels of occupancy, even in supposedly

sector.

low seasons.

Botswana offers superlative game viewing

WILDLIFE RICH

in well managed parks across a range of varied terrains, including the unmatched

The top two visitor destinations are the

Okavango Delta. Little wonder the nation

wildlife-rich Chobe National Park, in the far

broad horizons and rich

has such a fine reputation for the quality

north-east, and the Moremi Game Reserve,

wildlife. The capital, Gaborone,

of its camps and lodges and for the high

in the Okavango; but with nearly 40 per

is Africa’s fastest-growing urban area,

standards it maintains in terms of guiding

cent of Botswana’s land area set aside for

drawing in large numbers of visitors for

and concern for the environment.

protection, there are still huge swathes

conferences, exhibitions and shopping.

of this vast country that see few visitors,

Gaborone has built a regionwide reputa-

PROUD

yet offer comparable game viewing – two

tion as a magnificent host city with smart

examples being the Kgalagadi Transfrontier

hotels to match.

Achieving this position has not been

Park and the incomparable Central Kalahari

without its challenges; but today Botswana

Game Reserve.

is rightly proud of its tourism policy

So, at either end of the tourism spectrum, Botswana seems to be getting it right.

which, in essence, is based on quality,

It is sometimes forgotten, however, that

not quantity, and conservation rather

Botswana is more than just a place of

Again, it is a lesson for others to learn.

visit: www.this-is-botswana.com

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GABORONE: A GREAT GETAWAY DESTINATION aborone may not be every-

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headquarters here. Now the city is adding

one’s first choice for a weekend

a range of fun-filled leisure activities to its

getaway; but this is an up-and-coming

once sober image.

destination with new hotels opening, fine restaurants to tempt lovers of good

Despite some increase in traffic recently,

food and a new suburban scene graced

this is still a comparatively easy place to

by glitzy shopping malls.

get around – and one that is safe for driving and walking. Gaborone’s broad four-lane

The eye-catching new airport terminal

highways and courteous driving style

offers a hint of what to expect in Africa’s

make it a pleasure to get around

fastest-growing city for visitors arriving by

by car, while vehicle hire from Sir

air, while those coming by car from South

Seretse Khama International Airport

Africa will find a horizon filled with glass-

is simple and straightforward.

fronted office buildings and tower cranes.

VARIETY FUN FILLED

When it comes to eating out, there is no

In the past 40 years, Gaborone has grown

lack of variety. The Batswana prefer large

from almost nothing to become one of the

portions, and in a country renowned for its

people. The mall has spacious car parks,

region’s main business and administrative

beef, visitors can look forward to mouth-

providing easy access.

centres. For example, the Southern African

watering, locally prepared steaks. As

Development Community (SADC) has its

Gaborone becomes sophisticated, however,

At Riverwalk, there is less emphasis on

a significant number of ethnic restaurants

shopping and more on eating out, with some

have sprung up around the city.

10 outlets to choose from including Spur, Primi Piatti and Nando’s. The mall is open

Shoppers have a choice of three mega-

in the evenings to cater for diners and is

sized malls in Gaborone:

probably Gaborone’s hottest after-dark spot.

Game City Mall, on the far edge of town,

OUTSKIRTS

alongside Lobatse Road to South Africa, is easily the largest. A good range of stores

The Fairgrounds shopping mall is on

together with coffee shops, eateries and a

the southern outskirts of Gaborone,

cinema make this a popular haunt for local

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next to Samora Machel Road. It houses


MULTI-USE MASA CENTRE IS A ‘FIRST’ FOR GABORONE Adding yet another dimension to

The 155-room Holiday Inn Gaborone

Gaborone’s reputation as a must-visit

will be managed by Zimbabwe’s

clothing stores such as Just Brandz,

destination is the opening in mid

African Sun group and will position

Queenspark, Woolworths and Shades

2011 of the BWP 500 million Masa

itself in the four-star business trav-

of Venus.

Centre, in the heart of the city’s new

eller market. As well as enjoying

central business district.

luxury accommodation, guests and visitors will be able to choose from

Opening in mid 2011 is the Masa Centre (see panel), in the new central

In the first project of its kind in

four fine-dining restaurants around

business district, which will offer a

Gaborone, the 46,000 square metre

the development’s central courtyard.

range of ultra-high-end boutiques and a

Masa Centre is a multi-use property

selection of classy restaurants.

development comprising a new

The Masa Centre and Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn hotel, the city’s first 3D

Gaborone are located close to a series

For something different, visitors can go

movie house, a casino operated

of impressive office developments. The

on the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

by Goldie Resorts, 24 upmarket

central business district that is taking

tour, taking in Speedy Motors, Zebra

boutiques, a gym and spa, a crèche

shape in this part of the city will include

Drive and other well known sites from the

and a rooftop football pitch

Botswana’s new High Court.

best-selling books and hit TV series. There is also an opportunity to join the Gaborone Heritage Trail (see separate story).

visit: www.this-is-botswana.com

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NATIONAL MUSEUMS

NATIONWIDE PROJECT TO RESTORE KEY HERITAGE SITES

B

otswana has over 2,500 heritage

oping access roads, trails and signage and

The BNM’s adopt-a-monument scheme

sites scattered across its vast land-

appointing custodians to look after each

has attracted a number of backers. The

scape. So far, only 100 of these have been

site.

organisation is not handing over the sites

gazetted and protected by law.

to outside parties, but is allowing others to The ultimate plan is to create a national

contribute to their management, restora-

With the support of the president, Seretse

heritage trial embracing all 100 monu-

tion and maintenance.

Khama Ian Khama, the 100 Monuments

ments and covering every district of

Project involves devel-

Botswana while creating an alternative form of tourism that does not rely on

RESTORED

Botswana’s more traditional attractions of

One of the first of these projects is the

wildlife and wilderness.

Bonnington Open Air Museum, where silos at the Bonnington Farm Monument,

Aware, however, that it lacks the

near Molapo Crossing Mall, have been

manpower and resources to look after

restored. Botswana’s largest paint manu-

these diverse sites, the Botswana

facturer, Plascon, along with PG Timbers,

National Museum (BNM) has looked for

have worked on the restoration and will

support from the private sector, non-

continue to maintain the site.

governmental organisations (NGOs) and the general public to manage as many as

Meanwhile, the fork-lift manufacturer

possible of these national monuments.

Komatsu Botswana has adopted Gaborone’s Three Chiefs Monument, probably the nation’s most iconic man-made

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attraction. Komatsu has put its name to

to Basatu Kop on Baradani

the monument and taken charge of main-

Hill, a waterfall and the

taining the three statues and the small park

Mogonye Gorges National

in which they stand.

Monument, about 70 km from the capital. The whole trip

ACCESS

takes two to three hours.

In addition to improving access to the

Beyond Gaborone, the BNM is also

nation’s monuments, other measures are

working to increase and improve tourist

being taken to enhance tourism, both local

sites. For example, in Palapye, about 240 km

Namibia, are the

and foreign. Launched in 2008 but subse-

from Gaborone, it has supported a stabilisa-

Gcwihaba Caverns. Here, the BNM is

quently expanded, the Greater Gaborone

tion project. Today, Palapye is one of Africa’s

helping with development of the local cave

Heritage Trail is Botswana’s first such

fastest growing urban areas. But in the past

system, also known as Drotsky’s Caves. A

organised tourist route – one that involves

Phalatswe – also known as Old Palapye

new gatehouse has been built and a curio

both walking and driving around the ever-

– was home to the Bamangwato people

shop and camp site completed.

expanding metropolitan area.

under Khama III. The ruins of Phalatswe are still standing, a few kilometres from the

Other walks are being established around

Starting at the Gaborone Botanical Gardens,

town centre, and stabilisation work is being

sites and trails, including one for the

the Heritage Trail follows a route that includes

carried out to prevent further deterioration.

Tsodilo Hills, a Unesco World Heritage Site

the old colonial graves, Old Gaborone Central

renowned for its ancient rock paintings.

Prison and Botswana Crafts. The trail then

In the remote north-west, 650 km from

leads out of Gaborone with a journey by car

Gaborone and close to the border with

visit: www.this-is-botswana.com

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TRANSFRONTIER NATIONAL PARKS

TRANSFRONTIER – THE ONLY WAY TO GO FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

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lready, 37 per cent of Botswa-

hands across borders by creating new bilat-

(KTFP). The former Gemsbok National

na’s total land area is set aside

eral and multilateral conservation areas.

Park, on the Botswana side of the border,

as national park, protected area or

and the former Kalahari Gemsbok National

forest – an impressive figure by any

Apart from a range of other benefits to

Park, on the South African side, have been

calculation.

those on both sides of the border, Botswa-

amalgamated and greatly expanded to

na’s Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and

create one contiguous wildlife area with

But Botswana is going further and seeking

Tourism (MEWT) believes that transfrontier

two-thirds of the park in Botswana and a

an even higher percentage as it tries to

national parks can be the solution to some

third in South Africa.

persuade its immediate neighbours to join

of its conservation issues – especially the ever-increasing elephant populations. Botswana has more elephants that just

MANAGED

about anywhere else in Africa. Allowing

Jointly managed by the wildlife authori-

them to roam freely across borders could

ties of Botswana and South Africa, KTFP

be an answer when, owing to the Conven-

has been a big success, allowing both

tion on International Trade in Endangered

countries to co-operate in terms of immi-

Species (CITES), culling is not an option.

gration facilities, collection of park fees and policies on the construction of camps

In fact, Botswana has been at the fore-

and lodges. Inevitably, lessons have been

front of the transfrontier park concept,

learned from this first exercise in trans-

helping to pioneer the creation of the giant

border co-operation and Botswana is keen

36,000 sq km Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

for these to be incorporated in other such arrangements with its neighbours.

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As a result, Botswana is now trying to

But Chobe National Park

refine the concept as it embarks on a plan

is already in existence on

to create more transborder conservation

Botswana’s side of the border

areas. The most ambitious of these is the

and is generally acknowledged

proposed Kavango-Zambezi National Park,

to be one of Africa’s finest.

supported by Botswana, Namibia, Angola,

It is hoped that Botswana’s

Zimbabwe and Zambia.

‘best practice’ can be exported and become the standard for the

CONSERVATION

new park.

The five nations have already signed a

Driving the effort for closer co-operation

Memorandum of Understanding on how

is the fact that all countries in the region

best to create and delineate the park and

want more tourism and the recognition

to devise joint conservation strategies.

that everyone must work together to

Botswana acknowledges that its creation

achieve this. At the same time, tourists

will be difficult, but believes it is worth trying.

often want to visit more than one country,

The main issue to be resolved is a difference

and nations that share borders can also

in the use of land across borders. The reloca-

come together to discuss certain issues. It

tion of arable farmers in Namibia and the

is also believed that transfrontier parks will

removal of land mines in Angola present real

allow more camps and lodges to be estab-

obstacles to the creation of the planned new

lished and will help boost tourism revenues

super wildlife park.

on both sides of any nominal border.

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BOTSWANA TOURISM

ORGANISATION

WANA S T O B G N I T E MARK TION A N I T S E D A S A OF CHOICE

T

he Botswana Tourism Organi-

expectation as well as building customer

Dedicated to

sation was set up by the

confidence internationally.

preserving the

government to market tourist products and grade and classify tourist accommodation as well as to promote investment in the tourism sector.

heritage and

INFORMATION

environment of

Its stated aim is ‘to develop Botswana into

sation has established

Botswana, the organi-

a unique preferred tourism destination of

several conservation policies

With great success, the organisation is

choice, in order to increase the sector’s

and ecotourism strategies to ensure

focused on providing high standards and

contribution to the nation’s economic

that tourism is sustainable for its inhabit-

tourism strategies that exceed customer

growth’. As part of its efforts to reach this

ants and future generations while still

goal, the Botswana Tourism Organisation

contributing meaningfully to the national

is constantly expanding and promoting the

economy.

international image of Botswana. A good example is the organisation’s website, which contains just about everything that potential visitors need

COMPETITIVE Although relatively new in its development, the Botswana Tourism Organisation has

to know. The website gives an insight

already proved a well-run and fully functioning

into what’s on offer in Botswana

organisation, one that will continue to serve

as well as providing useful travel

as a competitive front-runner in promoting

information and advice. The website

Botswana as a destination of choice.

even suggests a list of books to read for those visiting the country.

www.botswanatourism.co.bw

visit: www.this-is-botswana.com

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IS LTA SAFAR E D & T R E DES

W

ith an impressive collection of

lodges and camps throughout Botswana and Namibia, Desert & Delta Safaris defines luxury

ED L L A V I R RY AN UN U X U L OF E C I ES O C H N C E I R XPE E I R A SAF

safari. The company operates seven lodges and camps which together offer an outstandingly diverse range of safari experiences.

the enchanting Camp Okavango. Situated The focal point of the lodge is a thatched

at Nxaragha Island on the north-eastern

open sided lodge which commands a 270

fringes of Moremi Game Reserve, Camp

Desert & Delta Safaris was established

degree view over the Chobe River and

Okavango accommodates just 24 guests

in 1982 and prides itself on offering a

beyond to the Chobe National Park.

and is completely surrounded by the

personalized service provided by a team

permanent waters of the Okavango Delta Savute Safari Lodge

dedicated staff.

Travellers looking for an exceptional safari

Xugana Island Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge

experience will be delighted with Savute

Xugana Island Lodge, situated on the

Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent

Safari Lodge. Situated in the south west

shaded fringe of the island, accommo-

game lodge located within the Chobe

of the world-famous Chobe National Park,

dates just 16 guests in reed and thatch

National Park in Botswana. The lodge

Savute Safari Lodge overlooks the Savute

lagoon-facing en-suite chalets with private

overlooks the Chobe River and can accom-

Channel, a fascinating river which recently

viewing decks. The lodge overlooks the

modate 94 guests in luxurious and spacious

began flowing after a curious 28 year

expansive waters of Xugana Lagoon, a

rooms. In addition, there are four exclusive

absence. Savute Safari Lodge is intimate,

spectacular – and permanent – feature of

suites with their own plunge pools and

accommodating only 24 guests in cool

the Okavango Delta.

separate lounges. Guests can explore the

thatched timber and glass suites. Leroo La Tau

Chobe River and the abundant wildlife and bird species of the world renowned Chobe

Camp Moremi

Situated on the western border of the

National Park.

Peeping out from beneath giant ebony

Makgadikgadi National Park, Leroo La

trees, Camp Moremi is located within the

Tau rises majestically on high cliffs above

Chobe Savanna Lodge

Moremi Game Reserve on the edge of

the Boteti River, a once-dry river which

Experience Namibia at its finest on an

Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well-known for

began flowing again in late 2009 after two

African safari at Chobe Savanna Lodge.

its spectacular game viewing opportunities.

decades of unexplained drought.

Accommodating just 24 guests at a time, this lodge is set in a classic African

It accommodates 22 guests in African-style safari tents, each individually sited on a

All the lodges of Desert & Delta Safaris

raised teak platform with private adjacent

employ local Batswana staff recruited from

facilities and a sundeck with plunge pool.

nearby villages and comfortable Toyota

savanna envi-

Land Cruisers with removable canvas

ronment with

Camp Okavango

sweeping vistas.

Enjoy a truly unique safari experience at

roofs to provide shade when necessary.

visit: www.this-is-botswana.com

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MACK AIR

SPECIALIST AIR SERVICES IN THE OKAVANGO

O

perating in Botswana for around

as well as Namibia, South Africa, Zambia

208B Grand Caravans (13 seater), one

15 years, Mack Air is an air charter

and Zimbabwe.

Cessna 210 Centurion (5 seater), six

company with a reputation for reli-

Cessna 206 Stationairs (5 seater), five

ability, efficiency and personal service

Services include:

Gippsland GA8 Airvans (7 seater) and

with an emphasis on safety.

• Aerial photography and videography

a seven seater EC130 B4 Eurocopter

• Game lodge and camp transfers

helicopter.

GATEWAY Being based at Maun Airport (the gateway to the Okavango) the company specialises in services to the Delta but also flies to various points in Botswana,

T

here is a place on the Chobe River in Northern Botswana

where tranquillity and beauty mix with raw wilderness. This place is Kubu Lodge. Set on 36 hectares of pristine riverine forest, this small, owner managed lodge

• Private and business charter • Scenic flights over the Okavango • Supply runs to and from game lodges.

EXPERIENCED The company employs a team of highly trained and experienced staff including 15

VERSATILE

professional pilots and 30 personnel.

The company operates a versatile fleet of modern aircraft, which include three Cessna

DGE O L UL KUBU F I T F U O A S E NK A B A B R E E H V I T E R ON B O H C E TH OBE

, CH LODGE

epitomises the hospitality of Africa – with a twist of European flavour. Eleven thatched chalets on raised decks are spaciously

of massive trees with expansive lawns

the oppor-

positioned beneath the spreading canopy

extending right down to the river’s edge.

tunity to experience

CUISINE

the park’s

Dining at Kubu Lodge is an experience not

wildlife by

to be missed. Each meal is carefully and

power boat or

freshly prepared then savoured al fresco

vehicle. Other activ-

with stunning views over the Chobe River

ities on offer include

and delightful birdlife for company.

late afternoon cruises, day trips

amazing

to Victoria Falls, fishing excursions, visits A short drive away is the world renowned

to a working crocodile farm, and guided

Chobe National Park and the lodge offers

tours of a reptile/snake park.

visit: www.this-is-botswana.com

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T

he SKL Group of Camps operates four impressive camp

sites in Botswana. The company derives its name from the initial letters of the camps – Savuti, Khwai and Linyanti – which are located in Chobe National Park and Moremi Game

ERS F F O P GROU S IN E T I S P CAM NS O I T A C LO PRIME S

SKL CAMP

Reserve, as well as Kumaga in the Makgadikgadi. Savuti, Chobe National Park

The company also offers executive tents at

Savuti is known for its excellent game and

within the park, ideal for those who want

offers good sightings throughout the year.

to experience these wonderful wildlife areas without compromising on luxury.

Within the park, SKL operates an impressive camp consisting of 14 camping plots,

Khwai, North Gate, Moremi Game Reserve

SKL has five camp plots in Linyanti. The

each with its own water stand pipe and

Considered one of the best game viewing

camp is small and friendly with clean and

braai area. The communal area has an

areas in Botswana, the flood plains of the

modern facilities.

ablution block with solar lights, hot and

Khwai River are home to a wide variety of

cold running showers and flushing toilets.

animals and birds.

Kumaga, Makgadikgadi National Park Well known for the great Migration of Zebras

SKL’s accommodation in this area consists

and Wildebeest followed by a good amount

of 10 camping plots, each self-sufficient

of predators and scavengers,Kumaga now

with a direct water supply and cooking

with a fully flooded Botite River also has the

area. As with all SKL camps, there are four

Flamingo migration route with three Rhinos

modern communal ablution blocks.

in the area.

Linyanti, Chobe National Park

SKL has nine camp plots in Kumaga. The

Away from the busier northern area of

site is small and friendly with two clean and

Chobe, Linyanti is a truly beautiful part

modern ablution block facilities. There are

of the park. Linyanti is well known for

also two plots at Njuca, a wilderness site

healthy populations of predators, particu-

with no running water and pit toilets, yet

larly lion and hyena.

exiting experience for pure adventurers.

visit: www.this-is-botswana.com

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AIR BOTSWANA

NICHE CARRIER PROVIDES QUALITY AIRLINE SERVICES ir Botswana was established

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possible. The easy-to-use online

in 1972 and has succeeded in

booking system makes travel arrange-

becoming the nation’s favourite airline.

ments quick and simple. The website also

Based at Sir Seretse Khama Interna-

offers handy tips to ensure customers are

tional Airport, the airline has a network

fully prepared before leaving home.

of domestic routes linking Gaborone with Francistown, Maun and Kasane as well as international routes to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

ENTERTAINMENT

DOMESTIC SECTORS • Gaborone and Maun

Once on board, passengers are kept entertained by an in-flight magazine, local

The national carrier operates and maintains

newspapers and video and audio equip-

a modern fleet including three ATR 42-500

ment (on selected aircraft). A variety of

and two ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft.

snacks and hot and cold beverages is available throughout the flight.

With its extensive facilities and technical

• Gaborone and Kasane • Gaborone and Francistown • Maun and Kasane.

REGIONAL SECTORS • Gaborone and Harare

expertise, Air Botswana keeps its own

With a well-established reputation for top

• Gaborone and Johannesburg

aircraft fully maintained as well as offering

quality services, Air Botswana has its eye

• Maun and Johannesburg

maintenance services to other carriers in

on the future. With the help of the Civil

southern and eastern Africa.

Aviation Authority of Botswana and with the full support of the Government, the airline is

Over the years, Air Botswana has

energetically upgrading its aviation capacity.

make travelling as stressfree as

• Francistown and Johannesburg • Gaborone and Nairobi • Gaborone and Lusaka.

continued to enhance its customer services in order to

• Kasane and Johannesburg

ROUTE NETWORK

Air Botswana gives its full support to national

Air Botswana operates a route network

development and the all-important tourism

consisting of seven regional sectors and

industry and its flights are timed to meet the

four domestic sectors.

needs of the business and tourism market.

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F ESTATE

A

place to work, live or play, the Phakalane Golf Estate

combines modern architecture, premier golfing and an upcoming internationally recognised health spa.

E GOL PHAKALAN

OLF G E V I S IMPRES INES B M O C URE S I E RESORT L ITH W S S E BUSIN

The estate is conveniently located within the boundary of Gaborone. Located only 15 km from the city centre, it has a tranquil

In addition, the stylish self-catering villas

atmosphere that makes visitors feel far

and chalets are ideal for families, golfing

away from the urban bustle.

parties or conference guests.

Located in the very heart of the estate,

PLAY

this 80 bed roomed luxurious hotel offers

The restaurant

spacious accommodation with panoramic

For pure golfing pleasure, Phakalane’s

serves breakfast, lunch,

views over the golf course.

combination of bunkers, lush greens and

dinner and specialises in both Chinese

dams make this 18-hole championship

cuisine, with the addition of a brand new

The hotel is geared to golfers and business

course an unmissable destination for

‘Wok Action’ station for a variety of Stir

travellers alike and has excellent modern

golfing enthusiasts.

Fries and Sushi Bar.

infinity swimming pool overlooking the

The course is open to both residents and

10th fairway and a fine dining restaurant.

non-residents, while the club has the

WORK

facilities including high-speed Wi-Fi, an

largest pro shop in Botswana, a smart

Within the hotel, there is a variety of

driving range and a sociable clubhouse.

conference rooms with modern facilities, offering the perfect venue for functions

The newly modified Drotskys Restaurant

such as meetings, conferences, formal

is now an 82 seater Restaurant. Drotsky’s

dinners, theme dinners and weddings.

combines the African ambience with opulence that matches the rest of the

Thobo Hamlet is a walled estate with 24-hour

clubhouse.

manned security and a gatehouse at the main entrance. The development provides

The modified Feathers Restaurant now

residents with a unique lifestyle within the

seats 64 inside, 30 on the Terrace/Balcony.

well-established golf estate community.

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CRESTA HOTELS

HOSPITALITY COMES AS STANDARD IN BOTSWANA’S LARGEST HOTEL GROUP

C

visiting Gaborone on business or to attend

capacity and the most widely spread

Most government ministries are just a

when it comes to the location of its

short walk from the hotel.

resta is easily Botswana’s largest hotel group in terms of bed

a conference, seminar or trade show.

properties. Within Botswana, Cresta operates six hotels, one lodge and a resort under its brand of Cresta Hotels Group.

WILDLIFE The three-star, 52-room Cresta Bosele

Francistown – which

Hotel is set in the fast-growing town of

occupies what is arguably the finest

The group’s flagship property is the

Selebi-Phikwe, gateway to the Tuli block,

natural location in Botswana.

116-room Mowana Safari Lodge in Kasane,

famed for its abundant wildlife.

a perfect base from which to explore

WONDERS

Chobe National Park. Gaborone’s 160-room

The 51-room Cresta Botsalo Hotel is

Cresta Lodge is just 2 km from the city

located in the town of Palapye, which lies

In Maun, the 51-room Cresta Riley’s

centre and is convenient for business.

in the hot, dry expanse between Gaborone

Hotel – known simply as Riley’s – offers

and Francistown.

an established base from which to explore the wonders of northern Botswana.

Even more centrally With 96 rooms, the four-star Cresta

Located on the banks of the slow-moving

Thapama Hotel is the largest in Francis-

Thamalakane River, it is a perfect getaway

town and a natural meeting place for those

location for work or play in peaceful

President

on business or passing through Botswa-

surroundings and for safaris to Moremi

Hotel –

na’s second-largest commercial centre.

National Park.

Perhaps the best located of the group’s

Cresta Hotels also owns properties in Nigeria

properties is the 105-room Cresta Marang

and Zimbabwe, while the group’s head office

Gardens Hotel – just five minutes from

is in Johannesburg, South Africa.

located is the 93-room Cresta

perfect for those

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X E L P M E CO T T A R M O I S LT RE U E H S T R E F F O CE N E I R EXPE

NT PEERMO

GLOBAL

P

eermont has an extensive port-

Peermont Metcourt Inn at

folio of hotels, casinos, convention

The Grand Palm - Gaborone

centres, retail outlets, restaurants,

Catering speciďŹ cally for business travellers

bars and other sports and entertain-

seeking affordable comfort, the three-star

ment facilities. The company operates

Metcourt Inn has 149 rooms with great

14 properties in Africa, with five in

meeting facilities and communication

Botswana.

technology.

The Grand Palm Hotel Casino

Peermont Metcourt Hotel - Francistown

Convention Resort - Gaborone

Modern and excellent value for money, the

This luxury resort offers stunning accom-

three-star Metcourt Hotel has 53 rooms

modation, dazzling entertainment and a

offering modern, affordable comfort and

Peermont Walmont at

quality service. It is very suitable for stop-over

The Grand Palm - Gaborone

tourists and overnight business travellers.

The ďŹ ve-star Peermont Walmont Hotel

spectacular convention centre (GICC), all underpinned by a friendly and helpful team of staff.

at the Grand Palm is a contemporary, Peermont Mondior - Gaborone

deluxe, 188-key business hotel offering

The four-star Mondior, with its African chic

a superior level of comfort with a full

style, exudes a welcoming atmosphere

range of services and facilities for senior

and consists 67 stylish rooms. Guests can

executive business travellers, premium

unwind at the pool, relax in the lounge or

leisure travellers, conference delegates

dine at the nearby News Cafe restaurant.

and tour groups.

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WILDERNESS SAFARIS

DEDICATED TO CONSERVING THE WONDERS OF AFRICA

W

ilderness Safaris has based

As an ongoing commitment, Wilder-

its business on the belief that

ness Safaris is dedicated to ensuring that

by protecting the wildlife areas and

Africa’s wonderful environment remains

Wilderness, the company teaches the

local communities in which it operates,

a jewel forever. The company supports

younger generation the value of preserving

the company can make a difference to

conservation research in wildlife areas

Africa’s pristine ecosystems and helps

Africa and the rest of the world.

throughout Africa and acts as a ‘guardian’

them to understand the returns that can

by helping to protect the land for future

be achieved by preserving their natural

generations.

heritage.

HERITAGE

Guests of Wilderness Safaris have private

Community-related projects are run at

southern Africa’s finest landscapes, thus

many of its camps. Through inspirational

offering them a unique and life-changing

programmes such as Children in the

experience.

T

here can be few sights in the world more beautiful than a

bird’s-eye view of the vast Okavango Delta. Helicopter Horizons specialise in scenic tours and charter flights over this magical region of Botswana. Its helicopters fly over

access to nearly 3 million hectares of

S

RIZON

R HO COPTE

WS NG I E I D I V PROV TABLE EA A B T N L U E E D H T OF

HELI

remote parts of the Okavango delta which are often inaccessible by any other means. All passengers are guaranteed great panoramic views along with excellent photo and video opportunities.

CHARTER FLIGHTS Transfer flights by helicopter can be organised to take guests in comfort to and from any destinations in and around northern Botswana and surrounding places of interest, such as Victoria Falls.

SAFETY Helicopter Horizons is certified as an air carrier by the Civil Aviation Authority and I.C.A.O. All aircraft are maintained to the highest safety standards.

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IST L A I C E P R S D N CHARTE A E L B LIA E R S R E NKS I OFF L R I A T N E I N E V CON S AIR

WILDERNES

T

he charter specialist Wilderness

has a proven safety record and its team

Air began operations in Botswana

members work together to ensure the

in 1991 with just one aircraft. Twenty

smooth running of every flight.

years on, the company has nearly 50 aircraft deployed throughout Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

AIR CHARTER The key advantage of an air charter

Wilderness Air

company is that it can time its flights to

operates a diverse fleet of aircraft, most

suit the convenience of the client. It can

of which have been chosen because they

avoid busy airports and instead use other

can access remote bush destinations with

Wilderness Air

airports that are closer to the desired route.

small dirt airstrips. Each aircraft has char-

owes its success

Charter flights are also ideal for clients who

acteristics that make it especially suitable

want to travel to and from a remote area in

for a specific type of itinerary, group size or

a comparatively short time.

personal requirement.

to the reliability of its services. The company

N

ot your average travel agent, Travel Leisure (Pty) Ltd operates

as a strategic operational link between well established hotels and lodges in Botswana and regional and international tour operators.

WINNING

ES K A M K Y N N I L A P USA EL COM V TRA AL I C E P S ISURE

L LE TRAVE

The company is a winning combination, being jointly owned by the Chilisa family

ising in Botswana’s Chobe and Delta

– through the Gradam Group of Compa-

destinations, the company works with

nies – and Ambassador Joseph Huggins,

hotels, lodges and camps in these areas

president and CEO of the Huggins Group in

facilitating bookings, travel and accommo-

the United States. It is the mix of manage-

dation. Travel Leisure also facilitates travel

ment experience that allows Travel Leisure

and accommodation arrangements for

useful links, travel

to successfully market Botswana’s popular

tourists and business delegation to the US

tips and information to assist in

and or to Botswana.

planning an affordable quality safari holiday

Okavango Delta and Chobe destinations, to potential tourists from all

and wildlife tour packages – guests are

QUALITY

assured high standards, first class accom-

particularly the

Travel Leisure helps visitors plan a dream

through their link with the Chobe Holdings’

US. Special-

safari holiday, with detailed tour itineraries,

properties.

over the world,

modation and exclusive safari experiences,

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MAUN LODGE

TRADITIONAL LODGE PROVIDES MODERN CONFERENCE FACILIT IES

M

aun Lodge is situated on the

The lodge consists of 80 rooms, all fully

charming thatched conference room can

banks of the Thamalakane

air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms,

hold up to 60 and two further rooms can

River, on the doorstep of the famous

satellite TV, tea and coffee making facili-

seat 40 delegates each.

Okavango Delta. The property is located

ties, room service and laundry. Guest can

only 4 km from Maun International

also choose to stay the deluxe riverfront or

Numerous conference packages are

Airport and 2.5 km from the town centre.

presidential suites, with private verandas.

available which can be tailored to include

Additionally there are 12 thatched chalets

accommodation and catering. All delegates

that are excellent value for money.

have use of the newly opened conference restaurant that serves international cuisine

IMPRESSIVE

and local traditional dishes.

The lodge’s impressive conference room

There is also a traditional boma bar restau-

is the largest in Maun and can accommo-

rant that offers local dishes, barbeques,

date 350 delegates. For smaller groups the

and light menus.

ER I L P UP S G LE N B I P A CAM AFFORD H WIT TS C U PROD

IM REAL T

C

amping is an increasingly popular activity in Botswana. Ideal for

those on a budget, camping offers a

D

TY) LT

RI (P E SAFA

lower-cost alternative to the country’s many lodges and all-year camps.

supplier of camping equipment. It offers a range of high quality items such as tents, mattresses, camping tables, chairs, barbe-

FLEXIBLE

cues, torches and lamps.

Camping is popular with local people, who like to escape the city for an unrestricted weekend away, and with international visitors, who can plan their own adventures

QUALITY Real Time Safari supply equip-

to suit their own timescales

ment to both established safari

and interests.

camps and individual campers. Other popular products the

Real Time Safari

company stocks include gas

(Pty) Ltd is a

cylinders, generators and portable

recognised

refrigerators.

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HAINA KALAHARI LODGE

ENCOUNTER THE CENTRAL KALAHAR I IN STYLE

C

lassically African in style, Haina

decorated with fine leather furnishings and

Kalahari Lodge is located on the

beautifully carved wooden features.

northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

There is accommodation for up to 20 guests in spacious tents that are private

The lodge creates an atmosphere of total

and secure with their own decks. There

ences and trips to the Central

relaxation and harmony. The main building

is also a family tent that can sleep up to

Kalahari Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi

is constructed from wood and thatch,

four people.

salt pans.

CULTURAL

For a more laid-back experience, the

which allows it to blend perfectly into the natural surroundings.

sundeck is a popular spot for social activi-

Some of the activities available at

ties and for exchanging accounts of the

In contrast the

Haina Kalahari Lodge include game

various sightings of birds and animals seen

interior is luxuriously

drives, Bushmen cultural experi-

during the day.

DER I V O R P ER W O P R A VE I T SOL C E F F ST-E O C S R E OFF NS O I T U L O S A

OTSWAN SOLAHART B

S

olahart, a privately owned local

top quality products and deliver excellent

company, has been a reliable

workmanship and services

provider of renewable energy solutions for over 30 years.

RELIABLE

Using well trained staff, the company

Botswana is blessed with year-round

in order to catch as much sunlight as

sunshine, making it ideal for solar powered

possible. There is a connecting tank where

heating. Installing solar water heating

the water is collected and heated.

supplies, installs and maintains solar water heating systems throughout the country. All

The panels are usually placed on the roof

systems to a house or business can reduce heating costs by up to 90 per cent as well

All tanks and panels come with a five-year

as helping the environment by reducing

guarantee and Solahart offers free mainte-

the Solahart

greenhouse gas emissions by up to 4

nance of its systems during the first two

team provide

tonnes per year for each system

years of the warranty period.

members of

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THAMALAKANE RIVER LODGE

BEAUTIFUL LODGE IN AN IDYLLIC SETTING

T

hamalakane River Lodge is a

advantage of the serene riverbank views.

rambling safari lodge set on the

All guest accommodation and common

banks of the Thamalakane River, just

areas have terraces facing the river.

19 km from Maun and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve.

ests of guests. Scenic flights are available on request. Other facilities include a pool

18 en suite stone chalets, some with private

and conference facilities.

splash pools, are positioned in the shade of Blessed with an exceptional location, the lodge takes full

the riverine forest. All chalets and common areas have terraces that take advantage

RESTAURANT

of the serene 180 degree view of the

The lodge’s magnificent à la carte restau-

riverbanks. All rooms have tea and coffee

rant is renowned for its high standard of

stations, ceiling fans and mosquito nets.

cuisine and service, appealing to Maun’s elite as well as to leisure visitors. There

A

ffordable and convenient, Avis is a leading car rental company,

serving business and leisure travellers at major locations around the world. Avis began operating in Botswana in 1974

Friendly staff can arrange special activity

is an extensive wine list and a varied

programmes tailored to the specific inter-

food menu.

LE B A D NT R E O I F N AF VE N O C D N A A

SWAN

OT AVIS B

and now has four branches, making it the only car rental firm represented throughout the country.

and speak to a team member, who can answer any questions and offer helpful

With its headquarters based at Gaborone

travel advice.

Airport, Avis also has stations in Francistown, Maun and in Kasane, where they

Avis is ideally positioned to cater for all

operate from the airport to accommodate

sectors of the travel market and has the

clients as they fly in.

infrastructure to provide the best possible

Bookings and reservations are made simple with a fast and easy-to-use online booking system.

service to clients. Unbeatable modern

needs, from

technology enables Avis Botswana to be

people carriers to small

connected to the International Avis Wizard

five-doors cars there is something to suite

computer network that is enables instant

everybody. For leisure traveller, the range

confirmations and bookings.

includes multi-seater minibuses as well as 4x4s that are equipped with long-range

Alternatively customers can

With a fleet of modern vehicles, customers

fuel tanks. All vehicles are well maintained

call a branch

can choose a car that best suits their

and regularly serviced.

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BOTSWANA

THE PATH TO EXCELLENCE

R

egistered in 1991, First National

base. Key services are also delivered elec-

Bank of Botswana (FNBB)

tronically through a wide ATM network,

began serving the nation as a wholly

numbering 111 sites, complemented by

owned subsidiary of First National

96 in-store mini ATMs, 3 FNBB-Pick n’

Bank Holdings (Botswana). By 1993,

Pay Kiosks as well as cellphone and online

the bank had achieved a listing on the

banking channels.

Botswana Stock Exchange through various acquisitions. Commanding a

INNOVATION

innovations have managed to reach out to

environment, FNBB has evolved to

FNBB has consistently led the market with

consequences.

meet the needs of the market, from

its focus on product and service offer-

a bank with a predominantly retail

ings that are driven by a unique culture

First National Bank of Botswana contrib-

focus to becoming a key player in the

of innovation. It’s unmatched bouquet of

utes up to 1% of its profit after tax to the

commercial and corporate market.

pioneering electronic delivery channels

FNBB Foundation. FNBB Foundation is the

have redefined convenience and afforded

social responsibility arm of the Bank that

FNBB customers valuable time and cost

exists mainly to develop education, arts,

savings over the years. This has height-

culture and sports, recreation and social

ened the bank’s appeal to a cross section

welfare interventions within Botswana’s

of customers in a highly competitive

various communities.

leading role in Botswana’s dynamic

As at March 2011, FNBB employs over 1042 people stationed in 19 branches countrywide

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the unbanked with positive, life changing

environment; services such as eCom-

to serve

merce, eWallet and Bank Your Change

Over the years, the Foundation has

its diverse

are released into the market to take full

been very active in communities around

customer

advantage of the banks sizeable electronic

the country, and has funded the needs

sector. As part of a robust strategy to

of orphanages and HIV/AIDS initiatives

expand service delivery, some of these

among many deserving candidates.


P

art of the Sun International group, Gaborone Sun dates

back to the seventies and has a longstanding reputation for excellence and hospitality. Just 10 minutes from the city centre, Gaborone Sun is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city and offers guests both luxury and

NE SUN

ON I T A T E C REPU N E L CEL X E Y R T I FO L A T SPI O H D AN

GABORO

tranquillity in a location that is perfect for business and leisure. Savuti Grill

Casino Bar

In terms of accommodation there are 196

A quick service restaurant offering an exten-

Adjacent to slots in the Casino, live enter-

rooms including 152 Executive Rooms, 38

sive buffet carvery for lunch and dinner.

tainment on selected evenings.

paraplegic room, one luxury paraplegic

Conservatory and Pool Terrace

room and one presidential suite.

Guests can enjoy a light snack and

BUSINESS

luxury rooms, three suites, one standard

refreshments at this delightful terrace

The hotel offers sophisticated confer-

The Gaborone Sun has no fewer than three

venue. Its tranquil surroundings are

ence facilities and an ideal event venue

restaurants and four bars.

relaxing and gentle.

backed by state-of-the-art equipment and

Mahogany’s Restaurant

Slots Cocktail Lounge

team. The Gaborone Sun Conference

The Slots Casino Lounge Bar is a hive of

Centre consists of a main conference

activity with live entertainment on selected

room, which may be divided into three

evenings.

separate rooms. In addition there are five

the professional service of the banqueting Sophisticated ambiance meets intimate elegance. The restaurant boasts

seminar rooms for use as meeting rooms. Pool Bar

The centre is totally self-contained with a

Set in the tranquil gardens, the pool bar

reception and lobby area and pre-assembly

International

serves cocktails and cool drinks with live

that includes a bar.

cuisine.

entertainment on selected evenings.

a menu of exceptional

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THIS IS BOTSWANA

MEMBER INDEX Member Name

Page

A &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas &Beyond Expeditions &Beyond Moremi Under Canvas &Beyond Savute Under Canvas Abu Camp Africa Pride Africa Under Canvas Africa Voyages African Horseback Safaris African Odyssey Afrika Calls Afro Trek Safaris Air Botswana Ansyl Nguma Island Lodge AT&T Monnakgotla Travel & Tours Audi Camp Avis Botswana

B

C

D

38

61 61 61 61 41 61 61 62 41 62 62 62 60 41 72 41 74

Botswana Development Corporation Botswana National Sports Council Botswana Wildlife Management Association Budget Rent a Car Bushtracks Safaris Bush Ways Safaris Bushlife Safaris (Pty) Ltd

74 74

Camp Moremi Camp Okavango Capricorn Safaris Capture Africa Caterplus Chitabe Camp & Chitabe Lediba Chobe Game Lodge Chobe Marina Lodge Chobe Safari Lodge Chobezi Cresta Bosele Hotel Cresta Botsalo Hotel Cresta Lodge Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel Cresta Mowana Safari Lodge Cresta President Hotel Cresta Riley’s Hotel Cresta Thapama Hotel Curry Pot

41 41 63 63 74 42 42 42 42 64 55 55 55 55 55 56 56 56 75

Deception Valley Lodge Delta Rain Destination South (Pty) Ltd Discovery Bed & Breakfast Distell Botswana

42 64 77 59 75

77 74 63 63 63

Drifters Drumbeat Safaris Duba Plains Camp DumaTau Camp

E

F G

H I

J

K

L

64 64 42 43

Lewis Safaris Little Kwara Little Vumbura Camp

67 47 47

M

Mack Air Mankwe Bush Lodge Mapula Lodge Maroon Tours & Safaris Mashatu Nature Reserve Masson Safaris Maun Lodge Maun Rest Camp Mokolodi Wildlife Foundation Mombo Camp Moremi Air Safaris (Pty) Moremi Safaris & Tours Motheo Apartments MRI Botswana Muchenje Safari Lodge

60 48 48 72 48 67 57 67 77 48 60 68 59 75 48

N

Nata Lodge

49

Ngamiland Adventure Safaris No Name African Adventures North Gate Lodge Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp Nxai Pan Nxamaseri Island Lodge

68 68 49 49 49 49

Oasis Lodge Okavango Horse Safaris (Pty) Ltd Okuti Orient Express Safaris

49 50 50 68

Papadi Safaris & Tours Peermont Metcourt Inn, at the Grand Palm Resort Peermont Metcourt, Francistown Peermont Mondior, Gaborone Peermont Walmont Hotel, at the Grand Palm Resort Penduka Safaris Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort Planet Baobab Planet Okavango Planet Wilderness Safaris Pom Pom Camp Pony Transport (Botswana) Pride of Africa Safaris

68

Eagle Island Camp 43 Echo Lodge 56 Eco Africa Botswana 65 Edo’s Camp 43 Elephant Back Safaris - Seba Camp 43 Elephant Trails Safari Co 65 Elephant Valley Lodge 43 Endeavour Safaris 65 Fairgrounds Holdings Footprints Africa Safaris (Pty) Ltd

75 72

Gaborone Sun Game Trails Gavin Blair Safaris Gunn’s Camp Gweta Lodge

56 65 65 43 44

Haina Kalahari Lodge Holiday Inn Gaborone

44 57

Innisfree Apartments Inter-Cargo Services (Pty) Ltd (ICS) Into Africa Mowana Safaris Island Safari Lodge

59 75 66 44

O

Jacana Camp Jack’s Camp Jao Camp John Chase Safaris

44 44 44 66

P

Kalahari Air Services Kalahari Desert Camp Kalahari Holiday Tours Kalahari Skies Kanana Kang Ultra Stop Karibu Safari Kgori Safaris Khwai River Lodge Kings Pool Camp Kitso Botswana (Pty) Ltd Kubu Lodge Kwara Kwetsani Camp

60 45 66 66 45 45 66 67 45 46 67 46 46 46

Lagoon Lebala Leroo La Tau Letaka Safaris

47 47 47 67

Q R

57 57 57 58 69 58 50 69 69 50 75 69

Quadrant Safaris t/a Classic Africa Safaris Quadrum Safaris

50 69

Real Time Safari (Pty) Ltd Royal Tree Lodge

76 50


S

Safari Africa Safari Air San Camp Sanctuary Baines’ Camp Sanctuary Chief’s Camp Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge SATIB Africa Botswana Savute Elephant Camp Savute Safari Lodge Savuti Camp Seabelo Travel & Tours (Pty) Ltd Sedia Riverside Hotel Selinda Camp SGS Africa Shell Oil Botswana Shinde Solahart Botswana Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana) Southern Cross Safaris Sunbeam Hotel Swampland Safari Trails

69 60 51 51 51 51 51 51 76 52 52 52 72 58 52 70 76 52 76

Tati River Lodge Tau Pan The Booking Company The Garden Lodge The Wild Beauties of Botswana t/a Kazuma Trails Thebe River Safaris Tholo Safaris Toro Safari Lodge TRL Travel Tubu Tree Lodge Tuli Safari Lodge

58 53 73 59

U

Umpengu Tours & Safaris

73

V

Vumbura Plains Camp

54

Wild Attraction Safaris Wilderness Air Wilderness Dawning Wilderness Safaris’ Explorations

71 60 71 71

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp Xigera Camp Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge Xugana Island Lodge

54 54 54 54

Zarafa Camp

54

T

W

X

Z

77 70 58 70

70 71 53 53 73 53 53

LISTING INDEX 43

Camps & Lodges

58

Air Charter & Airlines

60

Mobile Sector

71

Tour Operators

73

Services

75

Self-Catering Apartments

75

Guest Houses

76

Conservation & Wildlife Management

77

Hotel Sector

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THIS IS BOTSWANA

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Choma

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ZAMBIA

Kalomo mo o

SIOMA NGWEZI TIONAL ARK

ANGOLA

Kati Katima tima Mulilo ti

nga Binga

KA NE E KASANE

NAMIBIA

Ng ma Ngoma

PARK AME ivi IVI G Capr CAPR

MUD MUDUMU MU NATIONAL A P PARK

Mukwe

KASANE FOREST RESERVE

ZAMBEZI ZAMBEZI ZA ZI N.P. N.P N. P. MATETSI A SAFARI SA S FARII AREA AR REA EA

i Zambez

Victoria V Victor Falls

e Hwange

KAZUMA PAN N.P. P N.P. P

CHOBE FOREST RESERVE

MAMILI M N.P. P

avango

CHIZARIRA NATIONAL NA ATIONAL L P PARK CHIRISA SAFARI F AREA EA A

LIVINGSTONE ST VICTORIA TORIA A FALLS F

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P Bag 332, Maun Tel: +267 686 1260 Fax: +267 686 1005 Email: ebs@info.bw www.abucamp.com

Abu Camp is set in the heart of the Okavango Delta and boasts fi ve luxurious AfroBedouin-style tents each set on an elevated teak deck. The essence of the camp is the elephant herd now numbering seven adults, one sub-adult and three calves. Guests can immerse themselves in the herd for three nights and become at one with the largest land mammal. Activities include riding atop these huge beasts, taking a walk with these gentle giants and watching them interact with each other and their calves. Guests are encouraged to engage with the elephants during the animal’s mud baths, or enjoy having a picnic surrounded by these incredible creatures. Other activities include boating, fishing, mokoro trips and game drives. Seba Camp: This 20 bedded camp boasts two family units each with en-suite bathrooms and private swimming pools. Guests can enjoy the abundant game in this area in open game drive vehicles, or by boat or mokoro.

PO Box 20671, Maun Tel/Fax: +267 686 3154 Email: reservations@africanhorseback.com www.africanhorseback.com

African Horseback Safaris was established in 1995 by Sarah-Jane Gullick and is now ownerrun by John Sobey. The company offers a range of horseback adventures in the Delta. The safari camp, Macatoo, is situated on the western side of the Delta, from where the riding terrain from camp is scenically varied in all directions. It is a truly spectacular area in which to ride and camp. Macatoo combines luxury with a happy camp atmosphere and the spirit of the Okavango wilderness, with its sheer beauty and diversity. The camp features large, en-suite, walk-in, twin-bed tents. Centrally there is a large furnished mess tent and tucked away a private pool. On longer safaris, guests have the opportunity to experience the thrill of riding out to a mobile fl y-camp. Riding groups will normally be no more than seven guests, while the camp accommodates 12 guests in all. Activities include horseback safaris, game drives, helicopter rides, bird walks, night drives, seasonal boating, canoeing and fishing.

ANSYL NGUMA ISLAND LODGE

AUDI CAMP

P Bag 013, Maun Tel: +267 687 4022 Fax: +267 687 4021 Email: gumacamp@dynabyte.bw www.ngumalodge.com

PO Box 21439, Boseja, Maun Tel: +267 686 0599 Fax: +267 686 5388 Email: audi.safari@botsnet.bw www.okavangocamp.com

Nguma Island Lodge offers peace and tranquillity with spectacular and exclusive views over one of the largest lagoons in the north-west of the Okavango Delta. The lodge is situated on the banks of the beautiful lagoon, bordered by palm trees, papyrus and reed beds.

Audi Camp, established in 1993, is located 12 km north of Maun on the road to the Moremi Game Reserve. Audi means ‘fish eagle’ in Setswana. It is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, the southernmost tributary of the Okavango Delta. Accommodation is in luxury en-suite tents on raised wooden decking overlooking the river, mini-Meru tents and large dome tents with stretcher beds. There are also many shaded camping areas, some with power points.

Accommodation is in eight stilted luxury Meru-style en-suite tents set among large indigenous trees. Nguma Island Lodge offers a relaxed family atmosphere. It is also a fishing, mokoro and birdwatchers’ paradise. At the lodge, meals include full English breakfast, hot or cold lunch and a three-course dinner. In addition, there is a campsite that can accommodate 10 campers in twin bedded units with shared ablutions. There are eight camping sites for small and large groups and the recently revamped campsite now boasts its own restaurant and full bar. Nguma Island Lodge is just a 40-minute boat ride from the main Okavango River, where tigerfish abound and the many inlets offer good bream fishing.

A range of activities can be organised including mokoro tours to the Okavango, catered vehicle safaris to Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Nxai Pan, Makgadikgadi National Park, Tsodilo Hills and other destinations in Botswana and game flights over the Okavango. Audi Camp can also arrange half-day excursions and activities in and around the Maun area such as guided birdwatching walks, cultural village tours, tours to the Letchwee Centre, the Maun Game Sanctuary and horse riding.

CAMP MOREMI

CAMP OKAVANGO

Tel: +27 11 394 3873 Fax: +27 11 394 2112 Email: info@desertdelta.com www.desertdelta.com

Tel: +27 11 394 3873 Fax: +27 11 394 2112 Email: info@desertdelta.com www.desertdelta.com

Peering out beneath giant ebony trees, Camp Moremi brings true meaning to the word safari in the Xaxanaka area of Moremi Game Reserve. An elegant, elevated thatch and timber structure serves as the main building comprising a main lounge, wildlife reference library, dining room and cocktail bar inviting a true sense of the African wilderness. Other facilities include a secluded swimming pool with sundeck and thatched boma where brunch and high tea are served.

Enchanting Camp Okavango sits at the heart of the Okavango on Nxaragha Island. Its main lodge building features a cocktail bar, lounge and wildlife reference library, with the dining room leading to an expansive open-air patio for evenings around the fire.

Accommodating only 22 guests in African-style safari tents, each individually sited on a raised teak platform with private adjacent facilities and viewing decks. Guests, on their morning and afternoon game drives by open 4x4 safari vehicles, can also enjoy frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah as well as wild dog in the Moremi Game Reserve, or alternatively, they can explore the Xaxanaka Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.

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ABU CAMP

AFRICAN HORSEBACK SAFARIS

Other facilities include a secluded bird-viewing hide and a sundeck with a plunge pool. Accommodating only 24 guests in custom African-style safari tents on raised teak platforms, Camp Okavango offers guests en-suite facilities and private viewing decks. And for guests who demand the ultimate in exclusivity, Camp Okavango has the Okavango Suite, a thatched cottage offering complete privacy – ideal for honeymooners. All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides and include exploring the Okavango by mokoro or motorboat and tracking the larger game species on guided nature walks on the many surrounding islands.

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CHITABE CAMP & CHITABE LEDIBA 1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Chitabe Camp and Chitabe Lediba are situated in a private concession on a beautiful island in the south-east of the Okavango. The wide variety of habitats nearby provides an abundance of wildlife. Chitabe Camp consists of eight elevated, spacious Meru-style tents nestling among the trees, each with twin beds, en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. The thatched dining area, pub and lounge area are built on decks with superb views across the floodplain. Chitabe Lediba is smaller and comprises fi ve spacious Meru-style tents, also built on raised decks with the same luxurious interiors. It has two family tents, with adjoining bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, making it the perfect camp for families and children. Both camps have been operating for over 10 years, with reputations for great game viewing with experienced guides (either in 4x4 vehicles or on foot), friendly staff and delicious food. Night drives are also offered. Chitabe and Chitabe Lediba are owned by Flamingo Investments.

CHOBE MARINA LODGE

Tel: +27 11 394 3873 Fax: +27 11 394 2112 Email: info@desertdelta.com www.desertdelta.com

Picturesquely situated 100 km west of Victoria Falls overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, the iconic Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park. The lodge accommodates up to 94 guests in absolute luxury. Every room is river-facing, and include minibars, en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities as well as private terraces. In addition, four exclusive suites have their own plunge pools and separate lounges. Other facilities include a fully equipped conference room seating up to 90 people, internet, library, gym, a stylish cigar bar overlooking the Chobe River, a large terraced swimming pool and riverside boma area where traditional dancers perform at evening meal times. All safari activities offered are tailored to suit individual requirements. Game drives, game viewing by small boats, sunset cruises along the Chobe River and after-dinner stargazing are offered.

CHOBE SAFARI LODGE

P Bag K 83, Kasane Tel: +267 625 2221 Fax: +267 625 2224 Email: res1@chobemarinalodge.com www.chobemarinalodge.com

PO Box 10, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0336 Fax: +267 625 0437 Cell: +267 7131 1809 Email: reservations@chobesafarilodge.com www.chobesafarilodge.com

Uniquely located in north-eastern Botswana where four African nations converge, Chobe Marina Lodge is surrounded by the natural beauty of Africa.

Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of Chobe River and sharing a border with Chobe National Park.

Accommodation at Chobe Marina Lodge consists of 66 rooms including studios, apartments, chalets and suites with private lounges. All have air conditioning, television, telephones, minibars and daily housekeeping. All rooms and public areas were fully refurbished between December 2007 and April 2008.

On the lodge’s doorstep four African countries meet, Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi.

The world-famous Chobe National Park is just 10 minutes from Chobe Marina Lodge. Alternatively, for a totally different game viewing experience, there are river boat cruises to the park. Other activities include a leisurely sightseeing cruise to Sedudu island, fishing for tigerfish and birdwatching. In addition there is a swimming pool, a conference venue, curio shop and the Commissioners à la carte restaurant, serving world-class dishes. Golfers, too, are catered for with a nine-hole course close to the lodge.

Accommodation consists 80 spacious, river view rooms. Family rooms with separate children rooms are also available. All rooms are air conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower, satellite TV, telephone, safe and a fan. A wide range of different activities are available, such as game drives, boat cruises, Victoria Falls day trips, Namibian village walks and scenic flights.

DECEPTION VALLEY LODGE

DUBA PLAINS CAMP

P Bag 114, Suite 58, Maun Tel: +44 121 286 8393 Fax: +27 (0)865 100 035 Email: bushman@dvl.co.za www.dvl.co.za

PO Box 22, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0505 Fax: +267 625 0352 Email: reservations@selindareserve.com www.greatplainsconservation.com

Discover an oasis in the Central Kalahari where the San share their knowledge with guests at a unique safari lodge. This is Deception Valley Lodge, where guests can relax in total luxury. The main complex has a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colours. From the deck, guests can view activities at the nearby water hole. A swimming pool, curio shop and small library form part of the complex. For night-time meals, a boma is used, where diners can listen to calls of the wild.

In the remotest reaches of the Okavango Delta lies Duba Plains, an unobtrusive, intimate camp surrounded by expansive, seasonally flooded plains. One of the delta’s most remote camps, Duba Plains is on a tree-filled island in a private 30,000 hectare concession known as the Kwedi Reserve, an area famed for lion prides and buffalo herds, and the filming of the documentary ‘Relentless Enemies’.

Accommodation consists of eight private units, each consisting of a twin-bedroom, lounge, Victorian-style bathroom with an outside shower. Each unit has a deck with views over the Kalahari bush. Activities include game drives and track wildlife in an open four-wheel-drive vehicle or guests can take to the bush on foot with San guides who share their knowledge of game in the region. A cultural experience with the San is an experience that will never fade.

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Accommodation is made up of six roomy tents with an en-suite bathroom, an outside shower, and a veranda overlooking the floodplain. The thatch-roofed lounge, dining room and bar areas are raised on platforms along with a swimming pool, all providing a beautiful view. There is a variety of activities including day and night game drives, often following the lion prides tracking the buffalo herds as they roam the vast concession.


1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

DumaTau means ‘roar of the lion’, but the camp is renowned for its massive elephant concentrations and outstanding wildlife in general. Located close to the source of the Savute Channel, in the vast Linyanti concession in northern Botswana, this and other waterways lure a plethora of wildlife and birds, particularly in the dry winter months. DumaTau is a 10-room tented camp (including one family room) overlooking a large hippofilled lagoon. The tents are spacious, under thatch with canvas walls, en-suite bathroom facilities and an outside shower. There is a dining room, pub, lounge, swimming pool and a special guest bathroom with a fantastic view. Wildlife viewing is the primary activity here, either on day and night game drives or on foot or on the water (levels permitting). There are various platforms and hides from which to view and photograph animals and birds.

Orient-Express Safaris, PO Box 100, Maun Tel: +267 686 0302 • Fax: +267 686 0153 Email: sandy.fowler@orient-express.com PO Box 786432, Sandton 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 21 483 1600 • Fax: +27 (0)86 688 6667 Cell: +27 (0)82 324 2028 (after hours) Email: safaris@orient-express.com www.orient-express-safaris.com

On the island of Xaxaba, in the Okavango Delta, lies Eagle Island Camp. Access to the lodge is by light aircraft from Maun, a 20-minute flight transfer. The camp offers both open-air and covered dining, a bar and comfortable lounge area. The viewing deck with swimming pool is ideal to take in the spectacular Delta sunsets. The camp offers game viewing by mokoro, motorised boats and a 14-seater sundowner cruiser as well as guided walking safaris on the surrounding islands and spectacular helicopter excursions. From November to March each year, the lower water levels allow for open vehicle game drives as well. The 11 luxury en-suite tents and one suite have private decks furnished with easy chairs and hammocks, while the interiors are luxuriously appointed with minibar, four-poster bed with mosquito netting and air conditioning, offering guests complete comfort all year round.

EDO’S CAMP

ELEPHANT BACK SAFARIS - SEBA CAMP

PO Box 215, Ghanzi Cell: +267 7212 0399; 7211 9400 Fax: +267 7280 0399 Email: edoscamp@gmail.com www.edoscamp.com

P Bag 332, Maun Tel: +267 686 1260 Fax: +267 686 1005 Email: ebs@info.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Edo’s Camp Safaris offers deluxe safaris in Botswana, focusing on customers, the quality and variety of its products and the beauty of a still wild natural environment. The camp acts as a starting point for exciting adventures.

Overlooking a perennial lagoon with prolific birdlife and resident pods of hippo, Seba Camp has eight well-appointed, spacious tents elevated from the ground – each has an en-suite bathroom and a private deck with magnificent views.

Edo’s Camp is located in a 120,000 hectare private game conservancy in the Kalahari and can accommodate eight guests in four large, twin-bed safari-style tents. Each tent has its own private veranda with gorgeous views on a rocky waterhole. The setting around the camp is delightful and the presence of animals drinking at the waterhole makes it even more outstanding. Edo’s Camp offers a wide range of exciting and interesting activities. A special, unforgettable moment is represented by cultural tourism – that is, the visit to a San village near the camp.

Well-lit paths lead to the communal dining area, bar and a lounge-library. Seba Camp also has a secluded swimming pool to refresh and relax in after a game drive. Gourmet meals are served, usually al fresco, in the dining area. Five-star cuisine and superb dinners follow cocktails shared by guests, researchers and guides around a traditional campfire.

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DUMATAU CAMP

EAGLE ISLAND CAMP

Moreover, tourists are offered rhino tracking on foot with San guides. The camp is host to seven specimens of this beautiful animal.

ELEPHANT VALLEY LODGE Tel: +27 (11) 781 1661 Fax: +27 (11) 781 7129 Email: sherryl@africananthology.co.za www.evlodge.com

The Chobe region is home to the largest population of elephant in the world. Often their daily passage takes them from Zimbabwe through the Chobe and on into Namibia before returning. Elephant Valley Lodge lies along one of these main routes and is situated in the Kasane Forest, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park. Aside from the main lodge area which lies beneath a forest of sturdy knob thorns, there are several other open guest areas, a secluded hide, a refreshing swimming pool and, in terms of accommodation, 20 Meru-style tents.

GUNN’S CAMP P Bag 033,Maun Tel: +267 686 4436 Fax: +267 686 0040 Email: reservations@gunns-camp.com www.gunns-camp.com

Overlooking the legendary Chief’s Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn’s Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. This small and intimate camp is located on the same Ntswi Island, as its sister property, Moremi Crossing. The camp has recently been transformed by an extensive refurbishment programme that culminated with six brand new, large, luxury vintage-style safari tents. Each tent has its own private and spacious lounge, as well as an expansive veranda where private romantic dinners are served. The accommodation area is connected to the main camp via raised wooden walkway crossing the wetlands and magically lit by a series of fairylike lanterns. Guests have access to an elevated bar, dining room and swimming pool. Activities include mokoro trips, game walks, bush walks with picnic lunch, wilderness camping, sunset motorboat cruises and fishing. Moremi Crossing is 100 per cent ecofriendly camp featuring the latest in solar and waste deposal technology.

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HAINA KALAHARI LODGE GWETA LODGE PO Box 124, Gweta Tel: +267 621 2220 Fax: +267 621 2458 Email: gwetalodge@info.bw

Set in the village of Gweta, 200 km from Maun and 100 km from Nata, Gweta Lodge is a gateway to the pans and a rare oasis in the desert. Set around the central pool, the lodge offers a high-class restaurant, relaxing lounge, excellent accommodation options and a range of activities and safaris to suite people of all ages. The lodge offers a relaxed atmosphere; proving guests with the experience of Botswana’s wilderness and opportunities for game viewing, using several locations and camps in the area, including one set in 3,840 sq km of wilderness around one of the only waterholes to be pumped from bore-holes all year round. Based within easy reach of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the lodge is ideally situated to take advantage of a gateway into the heart of the wilderness. It offers a vast range of excursions, activities and opportunities to guests and local communities.

P Bag BO 48, Maun Tel: +27 879 400 554 Fax: +27 865 905 619 Skype: hainares Email: reservations@hainakalaharilodge.com www.hainakalaharilodge.com

Haina Kalahari Lodge is located on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The setting of the lodge is classically African, relaxed and informal. The Main Boma consists of a lounge, dining room and bar area decorated in wood and thatch. A swimming pool, sun deck, well-appointed bar and an expansive boma eating area are among the facilities available to visitors. The sundeck is a popular spot for social activities and for exchanging accounts of the various sightings of birds and animals seen during the day. The lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in tents that are all private with their own decks. Activities on offer include game drives, quad bike safaris and an unforgettable experience with local San. Mobile overnight and day trip safaris are also offered into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Gweta Lodge also has a strict environmental and conservation policy.

ISLAND SAFARI LODGE

JACANA CAMP

PO Box 116, Maun Tel: +267 686 0300 Fax: +267 686 2932 Email: enquire@africansecrets.net www.africansecrets.net

1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel +267 686 0086 Fax +267 6860632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Despite many changes over the years, the spirit and character that defined Island Safari Lodge, as conceptualised and built by Toy Graham in 1973, still exists today.

Jacana Camp just west of Moremi Game Reserve is owned and operated by Ngamiland Adventure Safaris. It is set in an area densely populated with the beautiful red lechwe, sitatunga and wattled cranes. It is an aquatic camp on a small island surrounded by water for most of the year.

For over 30 years the lodge has maintained its legendary status in Maun and return guests take as much pride in the renovations and refurbishments as the owners and management do – all in an attempt to keep facilities up to date with modern standards while retaining decades worth of irreplaceable charm. The meandering Thamalakane River forms a picturesque pastoral vista to the 12 cottagestyle thatch chalets nestled under a lofty canopy of ancient trees.

Accommodation is in fi ve Meru-style tents each on raised wooden platforms with decks featuring entrancing views over the lagoon and floodplains. The en-suite bathroom is enclosed but roofless. The main dining area is on an elevated wooden deck between two enormous sycamore fig trees, and surrounded by dense wild date palms. Downstairs, there is a cosy pub and lounge, with a large viewing deck, an open area to sit around a fire and view the stars and a small plunge pool. Jacana offers mekoro, fishing and boating all year round as well as game drives.

JACK’S CAMP Postnet Suite 290, P Bag X31 Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa Tel: +27 (11) 447 1605 Fax: +27 (11) 447 6905 Email: res1@unchartedafrica.com www.unchartedafrica.com

Jack’s Camp is a beautiful, sumptuous, authentic 1940s-style tented camp. This is not the usual safari experience. Activities are varied and unique. Walk with meerkats, see the Kalahari through the eyes of Bushman trackers, seek the rare desertadapted species, explore the lunar surface of the pans, meet ancient baobabs and wander around a natural history museum. The activities combine wildlife with culture, history, archeology and geology.

JAO CAMP 1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Jao Camp is located on a large, remote island in a private citizen owned concession on the west of Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the delta. With habitats that vary from waterways, lagoons, islands fringed with palm trees and riverine forest to beautiful open floodplains, Jao can offer both land and water experiences depending on the Okavango’s varying flood regimes. Jao Camp has premier accommodation in nine beautiful and spacious tents each individually handcrafted. Each room is built on raised wooden decks beneath the canopy of large trees and has a private sala for afternoon siestas offering wonderful views of the surrounding floodplains. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with an inside and an outside shower as well as a bath. There is a wide range of activities on offer from mekoro, boating and fishing to day and night game drives and guided walks. Bird watching is excellent and large herds of red lechwe are to be seen followed by their main predators – leopard and lion.

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KANANA

PO Box 259, Gaborone Tel/Fax: +267 319 0662 Email: mail@classicafricasafaris.com www.classicafricasafaris.com

PO Box 27, Maun Tel: +267 686 0375 Fax: +267 686 1282 Email: info@kerdowney.bw www.kerdowneybotswana.com

The Kalahari Desert Camp is located on a 15,500 hectare private game reserve. The reserve borders on the 5.5 million hectare Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the close proximity allows for convenient day and overnight excursions into the reserve.

Kanana is a hidden jewel set on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knob thorn trees and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals.

The Kalahari Desert Camp offers accommodation in six luxury tents with a bed capacity of twelve. There are three different styles of tent to choose from, some with ensuite bathrooms, other with open-air bathroom and the Honeymoon Suite which has a private swimming pool.

At Kanana, guests are accommodated in eight spacious, twin-bed safari ‘Meru’ style tents, set on raised teak decks, offering breathtaking views across the waterways. Dependent on the annual floods, the level of water transforms this dry camp into a true water experience and in the early months of the year guests may actually enjoy the visible spectacle of the water rising around the camp.

The lounge and dining area are adjacent to the swimming pool and the viewing deck over looks a water hole which is well visited by various animals in the park. Most of the activities and facilities are fully-inclusive to guests. These include morning and evening game drives, guided walks, cultural visitors, all meals and teas and coffee. At additional cost guests can experience over-night camping trips within the reserve.

Situated in a private concession, Kanana offers a wide variety of activities including game drives in specially designed vehicles, exploring the waterways by mokoro or powerboats and enjoying the magnificent variety of birds, plant and reptile species found in the area.

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KALAHARI DESERT CAMP

KHWAI RIVER LODGE KANG ULTRA STOP Bookings: +267 651 7294 Office/fax: +267 651 7292 Email: ultrastopkang@yahoo.com www.kangultrastop.com

Kang Ultra Stop is situated on the Trans Kgalagadi Highway, halfway between Johannesburg and Windhoek/Okavango Delta. It offers air-conditioned rooms with DSTV, budget accommodation, camping, swimming pool, restaurant, sportsbar, supermarket, filling station, curio shop and conference facilities. Kang Ultra Stop is an ideal sleepover and rest stop for tourists and travellers.

c/o Orient-Express Safaris, PO Box 100, Maun Tel: +267 686 0302 • Fax: +267 686 0153 Email: sandy.fowler@orient-express.com PO Box 786432, Sandton 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 21 483 1600 • Fax: +27 (0)86 688 6667 Cell: +27 (0)82 324 2028 (after hours) Email: safaris@orient-express.com www.orient-express-safaris.com

The exceptional location of Khwai on the edge of the Khwai River floodplains in the eastern Moremi Game Reserve makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Access to the lodge is by light aircraft from Maun, a 25-minute flight transfer. The lodge has a hide overlooking the floodplains, a swimming pool and a private spa for indulgent massages and treatments as well as a small gym. The camp offers a covered dining area as well as an open-air boma. Activities include morning, afternoon and spotlight night game drives in open safari vehicles as well as guided safari walks. The 14 luxury en-suite tents and one suite are all raised on wooden platforms, offering great views, and each tent is en-suite, with minibar, air conditioning and a four-poster bed with mosquito netting.

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KINGS POOL CAMP 1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Kings Pool Camp is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a vast private concession in the northern part of Botswana, on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. The accommodation is luxurious and the wildlife spectacular. The area is famed for its tremendous elephant herds during the dry season. Nine well-appointed tents each have a large bedroom area, lounge, private plunge pool and sala. The spacious en-suite bathrooms comprise double showers, twin hand basins and an outdoor shower. Raised walkways allow animals to wander freely through the camp to and from the Linyanti River and the Kings Pool Lagoon. The main area includes a lounge and dining area, a pool and an open-air kgotla for dining under the stars. Activities include day and night game drives, walks, and boat cruises along the Linyanti River (water levels allowing). Kings Pool has a unique underground hide at one of the elephants favourite water holes.

KUBU LODGE PO Box 43, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0312 Fax: +267 625 1092 Cell: +267 712 65000 or +267 718 86952 Email: kubu@botsnet.bw www.kubulodge.net

The privately owned and run Kubu Lodge is set in 30 hectares on the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana’s warm tropical climate. It comprises 11 thatched chalets all on stilts on a shaded lawn that spreads beneath giant ebony and wild fig trees to the river’s edge. The rustic exterior belies the comfort within, which includes full en-suite facilities, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, tea/coffee making facilities and comfortable beds. Other facilities available include a bar, curio shop, quiet reading lounge, a health and beauty centre and a private secluded swimming pool. Activities include three-hour game drives or boat cruises into Chobe National Park for a variety of big game and birdlife, a slow cruise, a visit to the crocodile farm or snake park, a nature trail walk on the property, fishing trips or a day trip to Victoria Falls. With the world famous Chobe National Park right on the doorstep, Kubu Lodge is an ideal place from which to explore this fascinating region.

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KWETSANI CAMP

c/o Kwando Safaris PO Box 550, Maun Tel: +267 686 1449 Fax: +267 686 1457 Email: info@kwando.co.bw www.kwando.co.bw

Kwara is situated on the edge of the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta and shares a common boundary with the Moremi Game Reserve. Owing to the specific location of the camp, Kwara is able to offer power boating, mokoro trips, walks and game drives all year round. In addition, Kwara is in a large private concession, enabling the game drives to operate both off road and at night. The camp consists of eight luxury tents accommodating 16 guests. There is one honeymoon suite. The camp setting is a tall treed island on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The teak furniture created by Zimbabwean master craftsmen is elegant, comfortable and simple. Most of the tents are raised on teak decks to afford views over the surrounding plains and lagoon with the resident hippos.

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1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Kwetsani, one of the most remote camps in the Okavango and is situated on an island heavily wooded with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. It is an intimate yet luxurious camp on wooden decks high above the lush vegetation under the canopy of these impressive trees. Five beautifully furnished ‘tree house’ rooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and viewing deck provide guests with open, airy accommodation of thatch, wood, glass and canvas. The dining room, lounge and pub area, situated under a cool thatched roof, looks out over an enormous floodplain often dotted with red lechwe, wildebeest and other plains game. Kwetsani offers excellent land and water based activities dependent on annual flood levels. Guests can view wildlife by mokoro and boat, or experience game drives by day or night.


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LAGOON c/o Kwando Safaris PO Box 550, Maun Tel: +267 686 1449 Fax: +267 686 1457 Email: info@kwando.co.bw www.kwando.co.bw

Kwando Lagoon is situated in the extensive 232,000 hectare Kwando wilderness. It comprises eight spacious purpose-designed tents with views over the private lagoon formed by the ever-changing Kwando River. In the dry season, the Lagoon offers a fauna experience unmatched in Africa. Each tent comprises a bedroom area with a spacious en-suite bathroom. The bathroom has a double basin set in an indigenous Mukwa wood stand and a flush loo. The spacious outdoor reeded showers capture the essence of Africa that is Kwando. The tents are furnished in the best teak furniture that Zimbabwean master craftsmen can create. The shady cool interiors are produced by a canvas fl ysheet under shade cloth, which are also set under massive ebony and marula trees with shady lawns. A small plunge pool is available to cool off in during the long summer days. The resident hippos entertain the guests as they sit in deck chairs on the decks in front of their tents.

LEBALA c/o Kwando Safaris, PO Box 550, Maun Tel: +267 686 1449 Fax: +267 686 1457 Email: info@kwando.co.bw www.kwando.co.bw

Hidden in the south of the extensive Kwando wilderness, Lebala comprises 16 beds in eight luxurious tents on Zimbabwe teak decks. Each tent comprises a spacious bedroom area, bathroom including a Victorian ball-and-claw bath tub and double basin, outside reeded shower, dressing area and side entrance to preserve privacy. Lebala is the Tswana word for wide-open plains and each tent has extensive views over expansive tracts of African plains and wetlands that comprise part of the Kwando-Linyanti flood plain system. This system is an intricate labyrinth of waterways, reed beds, islands, floodplains, bush, scrub and trees. The guests arrive near a massive sausage tree and amble over a winding seasonal waterway, using an elevated walkway, into the peaceful lounge and bar area under thatch. The path continues through the thatched dinning area to the pathways leading to personal hideaways and tents.

LEROO LA TAU Tel: +27 11 394 3873 Fax: +27 11 394 2112 Email: info@desertdelta.com www.desertdelta.com

Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River bed which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations and the resultant predator interaction. The lodge also offers a raised hide where guests can enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings. With just 12 thatched chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, a dining room in the main lodge house, a reading lounge and bar area, expansive wooden decks and a plunge pool, guests can immerse themselves seamlessly into the ultimate wildlife experience. A splendid fireplace located directly above the waterhole in front of the lodge tops the night when guests retire from exploring the area and enjoying this spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives.

LITTLE KWARA

LITTLE VUMBURA CAMP

c/o Kwando Safaris, PO Box 550, Maun Tel: +267 686 1449 Fax: +267 686 1457 Email: info@kwando.co.bw www.kwando.co.bw

1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 6860632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Little Kwara is situated on a treed island on the edge of the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta.

Little Vumbura is a small camp hidden on a pretty island surrounded by the floodplains and deep, clear channels for which the Okavango Delta is famed. Mokoro, boating and game drives take advantage of the plentiful habitat and wildlife.

This new property is an intimate fi ve-tent camp and is consistent with the Kwando Safaris promise of ‘Intimate Camps in Private Areas with Personal Service – Vintage Africa’. The camp is hidden among trees. Access is by air via the Kwara airstrip. While the camp shares its name with the well known 16-bed Kwara Camp, also operated by Kwando Safaris, Little Kwara is a completely separate camp from Kwara. The tents are spacious and are elevated into the tree canopy on wooden decks, each with its own private veranda. Each tent has its own en-suite facilities comprising bathroom with bath and an inside/outside shower. This is an ideal camp for exclusive use by small groups and families.

It is a beautiful six-roomed tented camp, including one family room, shaded by the canopy of an ancient Okavango forest. Each tent is large and roomy and has en-suite facilities. A plunge pool and reading area overlook the floodplains and a star deck leads off the dining area. Being on an island, water-based activities are a focus, with mokoro trips under the guidance of experienced polers and delta boat cruises along the permanent channels. Game drives in open Land Rovers allow guests to get close to animals in the savanna areas. Walks (on request) around the islands are an opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective. Game viewing is consistently good all year round.

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MANKWE BUSH LODGE

MAPULA LODGE

c/o Kgori Safaris, P Bag 146, Maun Tel: +267 686 5788 Fax: +267 686 5787 Email: mankwe@info.bw www.mankwe.com

PO Box is 2040, Natlee Centre, Maun Tel: +267 (0)686 3369 Fax: +267 (0)686 3368 Email: mapulalodge@info.bw www.mapulalodge.com

To stay at Mankwe Bush Lodge is like staying inside a game park as the animals move around freely and there are no fences between the reserves and the campsite. The lodge is in the middle of a wilderness conservation area, so as soon as the wheels start turning, the game drive has begun.

Mapula Lodge is an up-market Botswana Safari Lodge situated in the northern part of the Okavango Delta, an area ideal for both land and waterborne activities. The shallow channels and floodplains invite tranquil mokoro trips in the clear Delta waters, while the larger islands are home to a wide variety of game, viewed from the vantage of open 4x4 game drive vehicles.

From the campsites, the Moremi Game Reserve, the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park and the game-rich Khwai river area can easily be visited. Safari options include the seven-day Trans-Okavango Delta & Moremi Adventure, the seven-day Okavango Delta Wilderness Experience, the fi ve-day Fly-In Okavango Delta Wilderness Experience and the 10-day Delta and Chobe Adventure.

The lodge consists 10 comfortable luxurious chalets on raised decks, each with an en suite bathroom, an outside shower and a private balcony. Traditional design and use of local materials provide unique detail in luxurious surrounding.

Guests may wish to just stay in camp and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding wilderness. But for other days, game drives can be undertaken and Mankwe Bush Lodge also operates the Mboma boat station in the Moremi Game Reserve.

MASHATU NATURE RESERVE PO Box 26, Lentswe Le Moriti • Tel: +267 264 5321 PO Box 55514, Northlands 2116 Gauteng, South Africa Tel: +27 11 442 2267 • Fax: +27 11 442 2318 Email: reservations@malamala.com www.mashatu.com

At the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers is an area known historically as the Tuli enclave where the Mashatu Game Reserve is situated. A place of exceptional beauty, Mashatu Game Reserve is an area of history and legend.

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On the reserve, Mashatu Main Camp consists of 14 suites, each furnished with a double bed (or twin beds), a day bed, en-suite bathroom and a second WC. The dining area, day lounge and Gin Trap bar provide diverse lookouts from which to enjoy the environment. There is also a swimming pool, a curio shop and an air-conditioned conference room. With never more than 16 guests, Mashatu Tent Camp, provides accommodation in the form of eight twin tents. There is an open-sided thatch deck where meals are served, a shaded hide overlooking the waterhole, a traditional boma for intimate camp-fire dinners and a plunge pool.

MUCHENJE SAFARI LODGE MOMBO CAMP 1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Mombo Camp, on the northern tip of Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, is built under large shady trees and overlooks an open floodplain more often than not alive with wildlife. This area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators – lions in particular – providing what is arguably the best big game viewing in Botswana. Accommodation comprises nine spacious tents raised two metres off the ground with breathtaking views over the plains. The sala, long veranda and lounge area all take advantage of such vistas. Bathrooms are en-suite, with indoor and outdoor showers. The main living and dining area is under thatch. There is a boma for delicious dinners under the stars and a plunge pool in which to relax on a hot day. Activities at Mombo mainly comprise morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 vehicles.

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P Bag K31, Kasane Tel: +267 620 0013/4/5 Fax: +267 620 0016 Cell: +267 7164 6017 UK Tel: +44 (0)1206 265 121 UK Fax: +44 (0)1206 265 122 Email: info@muchenje.com www.muchenje.com

Muchenje Lodge offers unparalleled safari experiences for both discerning clientele and newcomers to the bush. Situated on the western side of Chobe National Park, Muchenje is the only lodge in this area and offers unique and prolific game experiences. With stunning panoramic views, the Central Lodge is the heart of Muchenje. Guests can relax in the lounge bar or look-out platform and enjoy the wonderful homely atmosphere. The main lodge features a dining area, bar, reception, curio shop, game viewing platform and library while the feature swimming pool is built among natural rock formations. Muchenje accommodates just 20 guests in intimate exclusivity. The 10 twin-bedded thatched chalets, all with en-suite facilities, are sited on the escarpment edge with unique views. The lodge offers some of the most diverse safari activities to be found in the Chobe area including game drives, cultural excursions, walking safaris and a river cruise.


NORTH GATE LODGE

PO Box 10, Nata Tel: +267 620 0070 Fax: +267 620 0071 Email: reservations@natalodge.com www.natalodge.com

PO Box 147, Nata Tel: +267 6211 156 Fax: +267 6211 154 Email: northgatelodge@yahoo.com www.northgate.co.bw

Nata Lodge is well located, approximately 10 km from Nata on the main Nata-Francistown road - on the main tourist routes to the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Victoria Falls and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia.

Situated in the heart of Nata, among a forest of Llala palms, en route to the Okavango Delta or Chobe Game Reserve, North Gate Lodge is charming three-star accommodation ideal for stop-overs after a long journey, or a great way start a new adventure.

Nata Lodge offers 22 air conditioned wooden thatched chalets, built on stilts with en-suite bathrooms including a bath and outdoor shower..

Guests looking for more permanent accommodation will not be disappointed either as the lodge is a great base to spend days exploring the plentiful places of interest in this vast area. Some of the activities available include game viewing, bird watching and camping.

There is 10 luxury safari tents with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers as well as camping grounds. Activities offered by the lodge include trips to the Makgidikgadi Salt Pan via the Nata Bird Sanctuary which is a community development project supported by Nata Lodge.

The charming restaurant serves fi ve star European cuisine, while the relaxing bar area provides ice cold drinks from the fully stocked bar and the sparkling swimming pool offers the ideal place to soak up the sun.

Quad bike adventures in the surrounding areas are also available.

NXABEGA OKAVANGO TENTED CAMP

NXAI PAN

c/o &Beyond P Bag X27, Benmore 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4447 • Fax: +27 11 809 4400 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

c/o Kwando Safaris, PO Box 550, Maun Tel: +267 686 1449 Fax: +267 686 1457 Email: info@kwando.co.bw www.kwando.co.bw

&Beyond is one of the world’s leading ecotourism companies, deeply committed to providing the ultimate in responsible luxury and world-renowned for offering exhilarating wildlife experiences led by highly skilled guides.

Nxai Pan is well known for its huge springbok population and once the rains have started, gemsbok, elephant and zebras migrate to the region. At this time zebra come in their thousands to drop their young at Nxai Pan. Extraordinarily large herds of giraffe can be seen with up to 30 in a group.

&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is on the edge of the Okavango Delta in a 7,000 hectare exclusive wildlife concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Meaning ‘Place of the Giraffe’, Nxabega is ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango. The camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation with breathtaking views of the ever-changing Okavango Delta. Nine exclusive tented suites on raised wooden platforms nestle under a canopy of African ebony trees. From this springboard of comfort, guests can experience the irresistible combination of water and wildlife on twice-daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, exciting mokoro rides, bush walks and excellent birdwatching.

NXAMASERI ISLAND LODGE P Bag 23, Maun Tel: +267 713 26619 Email: info@nxamaseri.com www.nxamaseri.com

Nxamaseri Island Lodge is one of the oldest lodges in the Okavango Delta, established in the early 1980s by PJ and Barney Bestelink, who have years of experience guiding and fishing. The lodge itself is built on an island in the permanent waters of the Delta and consists of six double en-suite chalets, each secluded in indigenous forest with a private deck overlooking the water. The area offers spectacular birding throughout the year and boasts one of the densest populations of fish eagles in Southern Africa. Around 325 of Botswana’s approximate 500 bird species are found at Nxamaseri.

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These large herds of zebra, springbok and wildebeest attract many predators including lion, cheetah, jackal and both spotted and the elusive brown hyena, as well as the endangered wild dog and the secretive leopard. There are large numbers of bat-eared fox and raptors that prey on the rodents and reptiles. At times, rhino have also been sighted. Also to be seen are the eland, greater kudu and red hartebeest. The eight environmentally adapted rooms are all solar powered and one of these rooms is a family room. The Nxai Pan is in a national park, a very ecologically sensitive area and for this reason no night drives or off road driving is permitted.

OASIS LODGES, TULI BLOCK Oasis Lodges, Tuli Block PO Box 194, Tsesebjwe Cell: +267 (0)71 313 399 Te/fax : +267 2646 220 Email: info@oasislodgesbotswana.com www.oasislodgesbotswana.com

Oasis Lodges, Tuli Block specialises in corporate and leisure hospitality in Tuli. The company are privately owned and the lodges are situated next to the Zanzibar border post and a short distance from the Platjan border post in the Tuli Block in south-eastern Botswana. The lodges have been designed for convenience and comfort. The services provided include safari lodging and à la carte dinning, although traditional dishes are also available. Modern conferencing facilities are available – ideal for private functions or team building. Additionally the helpful staff can organise tailor made weddings and other small or large scale events. The dedicated team of staff ensured guests’ overall satisfaction and always guarantee a home away from home atmosphere.

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OKAVANGO HORSE SAFARIS (PTY) LTD

OKUTI

P Bag 23, Maun Tel: +267 6861 671 Fax: +267 6861 672 Email: safaris@okavangohorse.com www.okavangohorse.com

PO Box 27, Maun Tel: +267 686 0375 Fax: +267 686 1282 Email: info@kerdowney.bw www.kerdowneybotswana.com

Founded by PJ and Barney Bestelink in 1986, Okavango Horse Safaris is the first riding safari company in Southern Africa. The focus is a journey through the diverse landscape of the Okavango Delta and understanding of the ecosystem in this truly incomparable area.

This delightful camp lies alongside the Maunachira River, which flows through the Xakanaxa Lagoon, within the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Offering a welcome touch of comfort, Okuti has recently been rebuilt amid the wilderness of one of Botswana’s prime game viewing regions.

The company uses three camps: Kujwana, luxury en-suite tents raised on teak deckings under a fabulous natural canopy; Mokolwane, two metre high treehouses along the edge of the Matsibe River; and Qwaapo camp overlooking a beautiful hippo lagoon. Okavango Horse Safaris is totally unique in the high standard of horses, equipment and guides. Rides are limited to eight guests and non-riders can be accommodated. The remote camps are accessed by helicopter, based in private concession areas of over 2,500 sq. kilometres, bordering the Moremi National Park. Apart from the main attraction of exploring on horses, guests will also experience the delta from mokoro, on foot and gamedrives with nightdrives.The company is committed to responsible tourism.

PLANET BAOBAB Postnet Suite 290, Private Bag X31, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, South Africa 2132 Tel: +27 (11) 4471 605 Fax: +27 (11) 4476 905 Email: res2@unchartedafrica.com www.unchartedafrica.com

Welcome to the Baobab capital of the world and home of the Kalahari Surf Club. At Planet Baobab, guests can sleep in traditionally styled Bakalanga huts with en-suite showers, curl up in a Baobab hut which share the fantastic ablution blocks, pitch a tent, or park their 4x4. Guests can light their own camp fire, or gather round the communal blaze in the Lelwapa and enjoy a cool drink, then sling their boerewors onto the fire or enjoy Planet Baobab’s unique Pan-African cuisine. Planet Baobab is a well known watering hole for travellers of every description and the more colourful characters from Maun. At any one time, locals jostle the cross-continentals who have slogged it through the bush, and worse, to arrive. The funkiest bar and the coolest pool in the Kalahari are both found at Planet Baobab.

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Okuti caters for a maximum of 18 guests. Five units are twin share and two are family units consisting of two rooms sharing a bathroom. This is ideal for families as Okuti is child friendly. Guests can experience game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve in specially designed safari vehicles, allowing unhindered views for game viewing and photography. Moremi is a park rich in wildlife. Game viewing is consistent all year round, so it is ideal for the first-time visitor to Botswana. In addition to game drives, guests can explore the delta waterways by motorboat. From open lagoons to winding channels, it is a birders’ paradise, especially in the breeding season for herons and storks.

POM POM CAMP P Bag 33, Maun Tel: +267 686 4436 Fax: +267 686 0040 Email: reservations@pompomcamp.com www.pompomcamp.com

In the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Matsebe concession area, Pom Pom Camp is a 20-25 minutes scenic flight over Okavango Delta from Maun. Surrounded by miles of reeds, the camp overlooks a scenic lagoon and is quietly nestled under shady trees. In the lagoon, hippo grunt and frolic and guests can explore the area in a mokoro, providing a wonderful and unique means of viewing wildlife while gliding between palm fringed islands. The camp has nine large luxury safari tents, all with en-suite showers and flush toilets. The bathrooms are enclosed for privacy and security. In the main thatched building there is a cozy bar, lounge and restaurant, serving imaginative meals prepared by safari chefs. Activities available include game drives, night drives, mokoro excursions, boat cruises, game walks and fishing.

T/A CLASSIC AFRICA SAFARIS

ROYAL TREE LODGE

PO Box 259, Gaborone Tel/Fax: +267 (0)319 0662 Email: mail@classicafricasafaris.com www.classicafricasafaris.com

PO Box 250088, Maun Tel/Fax: +267 680 0757; 683 0080 Email: treelodge@botsnet.bw www.royaltreelodge.com

Classic Africa Safaris aims to provide discerning travellers to Botswana with a unique, first class safari experience in eco-friendly and eco-sensitive environment. The company has an operational camp in the Kalahari namely Kalahari Desert Camp.

The Royal Tree Lodge is a small lodge ideally situated away from the bustle of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango delta.

The camp has five luxury tents which are exquisitely furnished with twin beds teak dressing table and wardrobe. Ensuite facilities include flush toilets and hot showers. The Kalahari Desert Camp also has an enchanting honeymoon option where guests can be accommodated in a suite with a private swimming pool, outside door shower and a double bed. The company motto is to offer travellers an encompassing and memorable experience of the Kalahari in Botswana.

The lodge itself is set on a 200-hectare wildlife estate along the Thalamakane River; 20 minutes drive from the town centre. A number of wildlife species have been introduced to the area, these include; giraffe, eland, kudu and many more. The main thatched lounge, bar and dining room is spacious, stylishly furnished and opens onto a large teak deck. Guest accomodation consists seven well-appointed luxurious tents and two honeymoon chalets. Activities include the marked walking trails, horse riding and day trips to the Moremi Game Reserve.

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Postnet Suite 290, Private Bag X31, Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa Tel: +27 (11) 447 1605 Fax: +27 (11) 447 6905 Email: res1@unchartedafrica.com www.unchartedafrica.com

San Camp (recently completely renovated) sits serenely in a reef of palm at the edge of the world. From here guests can see the curve of the earth and turn 360° and nothing crosses the eye but the bowl of the sky. It is the nothing-ness that attracts guests longing to see God’s own minimalism. A place totally different from everywhere, San Camp has the unique Stewart Granger Memorial Collection of 1940s safari tents, with hot and cold running water, flush toilets, four-poster beds, mosquito net canopies, percale sheets and paraffin lamps. There is no electricity at San Camp – six white canvas tents are twinned with a dramatic location to create an oasis of civilization in what can be the harshest of stark environments. San Camp mirrors the standard of Jack’s Camp but retains the original San Camp intimacy and charm.

SANCTUARY CHIEF’S CAMP PO Box 782607, Sandton 2146, South Africa 2146 Tel: +27 11 438 4650 Fax: +27 86 218 1482 Email: southernafrica@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is situated in the Mombo Concession of Moremi Game Reserve, which is known as the predator capital of Africa and is considered to have the finest game viewing in southern Africa. The area is also home to the Big Five. The camp is situated on the north-western tip of Chief’s Island in what is termed ‘seasonal delta’. The area is seasonally suffused with flood-waters, which generally infiltrate the area in June or July and remain for four to fi ve months.

SANCTUARY BAINES’ CAMP PO Box 782607, Sandton 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 11 438 4650 Fax: +27 86 218 1482 Email: southernafrica@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is named after the 19th-century explorer and artist Thomas Baines and is located on the Boro River, in the 260,000 acre private concession NG32, neighbouring the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp has fi ve suites set on elevated platforms with wooden decks offering expansive views over the permanent water of the Boro River. The suites feature a luxury bedroom, en-suite facilities and private viewing deck. The four-poster beds are fully mobile, giving guests the choice to sleep under star-laden skies. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe and minibar and an oversized deck for outdoor dining. There is a swimming pool with two thatched salas on either side. The area is superb for viewing animals and bird species, which guests can explore in open-sided 4x4 vehicles, mokoro, motorised boat or on foot. The unique and educational elephant interaction is also available at an additional cost.

SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO PO Box 782607, Sandton 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 11 438 4650 Fax: +27 86 218 1482 Email: southernafrica@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero borders the Chobe National Park, which is the second-largest national park in Botswana covering an area of 10,566 sq km. Chilwero means “place of high view” in Setswana and the lodge sits above the Chobe River and offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and flood plains as far as Namibia.

Comprising 12 luxury bush pavilions, each guest room has its own spacious seating area, private game viewing deck with en-suite facilities include an indoor and outdoor shower.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero has 15 cottages each measuring 61 square meters and has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern free standing bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, sala, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air conditioning, hairdryer, minibar and in-room safe.

The main deck area is split-level and offers expansive views over the floodplain to the north. Relaxing Spa treatments are also available from the treatment room, a great way to relax after an afternoon game drive.

Chobe National Park covers a diversity of landscapes ranging from riverine forests to floodplains and periodic marshlands. The area is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa as well as an abundance of hippo, buffalo, antelope and lion.

SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP PO Box 782607, Sandton 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 11 438 4650 Fax: +27 86 218 1482 Email: southernafrica@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges

Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees on the southern tip of Chief’s Island, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp borders the southern section of the Moremi Game Reserve. This private concession is located by definition in a seasonal delta. The floodwaters arrive around June, although there is often navigable water all year round thanks to the presence of the Boro River. The area is home to a wide variety of big game including elephant, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard and wild dog and one of the largest buffalo populations in the Okavango Delta, which, in the dry season, can concentrate into a herd in excess of 2,000 head. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp consists of eight classic-styled safari tents raised on wooden decking. Each unit offers en-suite facilities and a private deck. The main building is also raised on decking and offers expansive views over the surrounding floodplains. The unique and educational elephant interaction is also available at an additional cost.

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SAN CAMP

SANDIBE OKAVANGO SAFARI LODGE c/o &Beyond P Bag X27, Benmore 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4447 Fax: +27 11 809 4400 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

&Beyond is one of the world’s leading ecotourism companies, deeply committed to providing the ultimate in responsible luxury and world renowned for offering exhilarating wildlife experiences led by highly skilled guides. &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is situated on a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta, next to the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve. With exclusive traversing rights over 270 sq km of wilderness in a private concession, this site was chosen specifically for its extraordinary beauty and for its proximity to the game-rich grassy plains. The lodge was built with a commitment to “treading lightly on the earth” and consists of only eight thatched en-suite cottages. Private decks right on the delta provide idyllic vantage points in this birdwatchers’ paradise. Guests can also experience the irresistible combination of water and wildlife on twice-daily game drives, exciting mokoro rides, bush walks and delta cruises in an electrically powered ‘eco-boat’.

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SAVUTE ELEPHANT CAMP c/o Orient-Express Safaris, PO Box 100, Maun Tel: +267 686 0302 • Fax: +267 686 0153 Email: sandy.fowler@orient-express.com PO Box 786432, Sandton 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 21 483 1600 • Fax: +27 (0)86 688 6667 Cell: +27 (0)82 324 2028 (after hours) Email: safaris@orient-express.com www.orient-express-safaris.com

SAVUTE SAFARI LODGE

Perched on the banks of the flowing Savute Channel, in the Savute region of Chobe National Park, the camp is a spectacular base from which to explore the area, often referred to as the elephant capital of the world. Access to the lodge is by light aircraft from Maun, a 50-minute flight transfer.

Located on the banks of the dry Savute channel, Savute Safari Lodge is intimate, accommodating only 24 guests in cool thatched timber and glass suites.

In a covered dining room or in an open-air boma or ‘place of eating’ guests can enjoy a traditional al fresco dining experience while being entertained by members of staff. The Savute Channel, one of the greatest mysteries and fascinations of Northern Botswana, is flowing again after nearly 30 years of lying dormant. All tents, public areas and the swimming pool overlook the nearby waterhole, just metres from the camp. Game viewing activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles.The 12 luxury en-suite tents with viewing decks have comfortable outdoor loungers, dressing rooms, air conditioning and outdoor showers.

Tel: +27 11 394 3873 Fax: +27 11 394 2112 Email: info@desertdelta.com www.desertdelta.com

The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African décor. All suites have private decks, combined bedroom and lounge areas and en-suite facilities. The lounge, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building. Savute also boasts a viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool – which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole. Open 4x4 game drives conducted in the Savute area, including the Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to an already delightful African safari.

SAVUTI CAMP

SELINDA CAMP

1 Mathiba Road, Private Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

PO Box 22, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0505 Fax: +267 625 0352 Email: reservations@selindareserve.com www.greatplainsconservation.com

There are three main features of the Linyanti Concession: the Linyanti River, the woodlands of the interior and the well-known Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. Between 1980 and 2008 the channel ceased to flow and Savuti Camp overlooked open grassland. During 2008, the Savute Channel once more began to flow, creating a water source that rapidly filled with aquatic life, wide varieties of waterbirds and hippo. This in turn attracted one of the highest dry season concentrations of elephant in the country, roan and other antelope and their attendant predators – lion, cheetah and wild dog.

Selinda Camp is located in the Selinda Reserve, a private wildlife concession of some 300,000 acres in northern Botswana. Selinda Camp is a small, wonderful, luxury tented safari camp situated on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway, a waterway that links Botswana’s Okavango Delta to the Linyanti and Kwando rivers and floodplains.

This intimate camp has en-suite accommodation with seven large walk-in tents and one family room. From the camp’s thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing area extends outwards on raised wooden decks. Guests can explore the channel on day and night game drives. There are nature walks (on request) and several well positioned hides for safe, up-close animal viewing.

The shaded camp is raised off the ground and offers extraordinary views over the floodplains and open savannas, broken only by attractive palm islands. These views are among the camp’s most compelling features. Guests can sit on their verandas and gaze over the floodplains of the Selinda, enjoying the passing wildlife as it has been for millennia. Hardly a moment goes by without animals being seen in front of camp. Activities on offer include game drives both during the day and night, fishing, nature walks and boating along the Selinda Spillway.

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PO Box 27, Maun Tel: +267 686 0375 Fax: +267 686 1282 Email: info@kerdowney.bw www.kerdowneybotswana.com

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate camp located at the edge of Shinde lagoon, teeming with animal and birdlife. The main lodge’s unique tree house, made of a multi-tiered raised dining/lounge area under canvas and set among the shade of ebony and mangosteen, complements the atmosphere of this original safari camp. Shinde comprises eight twin-bed classic safari tents, each with en-suite bathroom, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Every possible comfort has been catered for including mosquito proofing, generated electricity and a private viewing deck – and even a handy flashlight. Each tent, strategically positioned, offers splendid views across the delta’s mysterious waterways or open grasslands. Shinde offers a diverse range of activities, having the ideal location for water and land activities throughout the year.

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c/o Kwando Safaris, PO Box 550 Maun Tel: +267 686 1449 Fax: +267 686 1457 Email: info@kwando.co.bw www.kwando.co.bw

After the summer rains – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve completely transforms as the blue sky fills with huge clouds, and the plains and pans burst with sweet grasses. This is one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana at this time of year and not many people to seem to aware of this – so the visitors are few. The CKGR gets animals such as springbok, gemsbok and wildebeest in their thousands and is quite a sight to behold. Predators abound with plentiful lions – especially the famous Kalahari black-maned lion, cheetah, leopard and jackals. Several species of antelopes make the trip to the grasses of the CKGR which include the eland, springbok, steenbok, gemsbok, hartebeest, kudu and duiker. The 8 environmentally adapted rooms are all solar powered and one of these rooms is a family room. The Tau Pan is in a national park, a very ecologically sensitive area and for this reason no night drives or off road driving is permitted.

THOLO SAFARIS PO Box 6, Ghanzi Tel: +267 7212 4000 Fax: +267 7280 5000 Email: tholosafaris@gmail.com

Tholo Safaris operates in a privately owned area of 120,000 hectares in the Kalahari and several concessions in the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari. Tholo offers bird and game hunting and photographic safaris. Safaris can be specifically tailored to suit guests’ needs and there are no strict timetables to follow. Tholo Safaris’ main camp has two thatched cottages and three spacious Meru tents, also under thatch, with en-suite bathrooms. The dining room, bar and sitting room is a thatched, comfortable, air conditioned area where guests can relax and read or socialise with friends. There is also a small swimming pool overlooking the waterhole. Many animals come down to the waterhole by day and night, including the resident hippo which lounge around there most of the day.

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TAU PAN

TORO SAFARI LODGE PO Box 511, Kasane Tel: +267 625 2694 Fax: +267 625 2695 Cell: +267 7458 4254 Email: torolodge@botsnet.bw www.torolodge.com

Toro Safari Lodge is situated on the bank of the Chobe River with fantastic views over the river onto the Impallila Island. It is also in the northern corner of Botswana, where four African countries meet. Across the Chobe river is Namibia, to the east across the Zambezi river is Zambia and to the south is Zimbabwe. The area is called Kazungula and Victoria Falls is 70 km away by road. The lodge offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in the 12 executive rooms of ‘The Enclave’, Riverview Chalet and Standard Chalets, all with en-suite showers, air conditioned rooms with en-suite bath and showers, as well as a luxurious campsite with private ablutions, powerpoints, hot/cold showers, wash basins and fire places. Watch the ever-flowing Chobe River from the doorstep and marvel at the wonders of mother nature and watch birds of many kinds drinking from the large pond in front of the chalets.

TUBU TREE LODGE

TULI SAFARI LODGE

1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 6860632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Tel: +267 264 5303/43 Fax: +267 264 5344 Cell: +267 744 64188 Email: info@tulilodge.com www.tulilodge.com

Tubu Tree Camp is a small camp built on the western side of Hunda Island situated in the Okavango’s Jao Concession. The camp is surrounded by diverse habitats ranging from dry Kalahari sandveld to mopane woodland and riverine forest on the edge of permanent waterways, ensuring diverse and spectacular game viewing.

Tuli Safari Lodge is set in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve (NTGR), located in the easternmost corner of Botswana. Here is a unique, timeless corner of Africa where nature and culture combine in spectacular wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and fascinating history.

The camp is built in a traditional style with fi ve tents on wooden platforms, allowing great views over the floodplains. Each tent has a private front deck, en-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower. Activities include day and night game drives in open game viewing 4X4 vehicles. During the flood season (normally May to September) boating, fishing and mokoro trips are also offered.

Game drives and bush walks with exceptional guides, hides tucked away in the bush (where guests can also stay overnight for the ultimate back-to-nature experience) and horse rides in the wild are all available at the lodge. There are eight cosy suites, a sparkling pool, waterhole and star-deck awaiting the return of Tuli guests after an adventuruous game drive. Tuli is easily accessible from South Africa, and fi ts in well with a trip incorporating the Waterberg, Kruger National Park and the World Heritage site at Mapungubwe. It is also a natural staging post en route to the Kalahari, Okavango or Chobe, and on to Victoria Falls.

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VUMBURA PLAINS CAMP

XARANNA OKAVANGO DELTA CAMP

1 Mathiba Road, P Bag 014, Maun Tel +267 686 0086 Fax +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

c/o &Beyond P Bag X27, Benmore, 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4447 • Fax: +27 11 809 4400 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in a private concession in the extreme north of the Delta. The concession, which is leased from and maintains close ties with the neighbouring community, includes a wide variety of habitats and diverse wildlife.

&Beyond is one of the world’s leading ecotourism companies, deeply committed to providing the ultimate in responsible luxury and world-renowned for offering exhilarating wildlife experiences led by highly skilled guides.

The camp comprises two separate seven-roomed satellite camps (including two family rooms), each with its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees. A stargazing deck with comfortable cushions protrudes into the floodplain – a place to gaze upwards or a convivial camp fire setting.

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp enjoys luxurious solitude on its own Delta island within a 25,000 hectare (62,000 acre) exclusive wildlife concession. Taking its inspiration from the water lily, Xaranna is a delightful camp with just nine sleek ensuite safari tents that combine canvas and bleached timber. All of the tents have sweeping views across the channels. Each tent has a sala, private plunge pool, indoor bathtub and al fresco shower.

Vumbura Plains offers a combination of both land and water activities – principally nature viewing The private concession offers good day and night game viewing all year round in open 4x4 vehicles in a wide variety of habitats encompassing just about every animal that occurs in the Okavango biome. There are also nature walks, mokoro trips and boat excursions.

The elevated dining area features shady verandas with mesmerising views leading out onto an open air boma, where exotic candlelit dinners are served under the stars.Guests experience guided walking safaris, interpretive game drives and traditional mokoro excursions.

XIGERA CAMP

XUDUM OKAVANGO DELTA LODGE

1 Mathiba Road, Private Bag 014, Maun Tel: +267 686 0086 Fax: +267 686 0632 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

c/o &Beyond P Bag X27, Benmore 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4447 • Fax: +27 11 809 4400 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

Xigera Camp is a waterland paradise situated in the heart of the Delta in the Moremi Game Reserve. Year-round water allows an unparalleled variety of activities such as mokoro trips, guided walks, game drives and motorboat outings; being the only camp in the area ensures total privacy.

&Beyond is one of the world’s leading ecotourism companies, deeply committed to providing the ultimate in responsible luxury and world-renowned for offering exhilarating wildlife experiences led by highly skilled guides.

Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera has 10 luxuriously furnished tented rooms each with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed overlooking a permanently flowing channel. Guests are sometimes treated to close-up views of lion or leopard using the footbridge connecting Xigera’s island to the next one. Xigera is a delight for birdwatchers, with Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane and a host of eagles, vultures, raptors and kingfishers to be seen. An abundance of good game includes the highest density of the rare sitatunga antelope found anywhere in the Delta.

XUGANA ISLAND LODGE

Innovative design details, featuring artful recycling of everyday objects, have been used throughout, and the overall atmosphere is one of earthy glamour. The multi-layered guest areas boast 180° panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness from dramatic decks, and the signature &Beyond interactive kitchen bustles with activity.

ZARAFA CAMP

Tel: +27 11 706 0861 Fax: +27 11 706 0863 Email: reservations@desertdelta.com www.desertdelta.com

PO Box 22, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0505 Fax: +267 625 0352 Email: reservations@selindareserve.com www.greatplainsconservation.com

The Xugana Island Lodge accommodates just 16 guests in private large raised reed and thatch lagoon-facing chalets with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island.

Zarafa Camp is one of Botswana’s newest and greenest luxury camps that is located in the eastern fringes of the 300,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon.

The lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open-sided thatched structures. The swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax.

Zarafa has only four large luxury canvas rooms, each with their own private pool. The camp is located under ancient giant jackalberry and red ivory forests with some of the best views from any camp in Africa.

Xugana Island Lodge’s open boma and al fresco dining area overlooks the Xugana Lagoon expanse of pristine water that makes up the permanent delta.

The uninterrupted vistas over these productive floodplains are truly breathtaking. The camp is well known for its elephant concentrations as well as its wild dog and predator densities. The high concentrations of wildlife and birdlife characterise the camp, as does its “green” credentials. Zarafa has to be the greenest luxury camp in all of Africa.

Guests can either explore the delta by motorboat, mokoro, or take leisurely walks on surrounding islands in the concession. This gives them the chance to experience a classic Okavango Delta safari. Birdwatching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tigerfish is also offered.

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Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within an exclusive 25,000 hectare (62,000 acre) wildlife concession. Nine playfully crafted split-level safari suites feature large bathtubs and al fresco showers. Each suite also has a private plunge pool and a rooftop look-out.

In terms of activities, fishing, nature walks and brunch and sundowner cruises aboard the HES Zibadianja are all available.


PO Box 177, Selebi-Phikwe Tel: +267 261 0675 Fax: +267 261 1083 Email: resbosele@cresta.co.bw www.crestahotels.com

PO Box 35, Palapye Tel: +267 492 0245 Fax: +267 492 0587 Email: resbotsalo@cresta.co.bw www.crestahotels.com

The Cresta Bosele Hotel is set in the dynamic and fast growing location of Selebi-Phikwe at the gateway to the Tuli area, famous for its abundant wildlife.

In the hot, dry expanse between Gaborone and Francistown lies the town of Palapye where the cool welcoming Cresta Botsalo Hotel can be found. A major commercial town, Palapye is central to several towns nearby and has rich historical roots.

A two-star hotel serving the needs of the business traveller as well as the tourist, the hotel offers 52 air conditioned rooms with en-suite bathroom, radio, television, video channels and direct dial telephone. The Phakalane Conference Room seats 100 delegates in cinema style, while the Peolwane Conference Room seats about 50 people in cinema style. A range of audio visual equipment is available. After a long day, guests can take time out for a relaxing swim, sip a cocktail at the pool bar or enjoy a round of golf at the town’s 18-hole golf course. The Bosele Grill offers a variety of fine dishes, including Continental and full English breakfast, and both à la carte and table d’hôte menus for lunch and dinner. For those in between times, the Palm Terrace offers a menu of light meals and snacks throughout the day.

The Cresta Botsalo Hotel offers 51 air conditioned rooms, including 39 double and 10 twins rooms, all with radio, TV, video channel, direct dial telephone and shaver outlet. For conferencing and banqueting, the Morula Room can accommodate 150 people and has a range of equipment. Other facilities include a swimming pool and darts. Evenings can be spent at the Savuti Grill, which also offers Continental and full English breakfasts as well as an à la carte menu for lunch, and the Metsing Bar. Enjoy a cocktail at the poolside or simply explore the history of the Bangwato Tribe and the resting place of their king, Sir Seretse Khama.

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CRESTA BOSELE HOTEL

CRESTA BOTSALO HOTEL

CRESTA LODGE P Bag 00126, Gaborone Tel: +267 397 5375 Fax: +267 390 0635/318 4609 Email: reslodge@cresta.co.bw www.crestahotels.com

Whether visiting for business or pleasure, the Cresta Lodge has everything for a comfortable and cost-effective stay.

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The lodge has 159 air conditioned rooms, each with en-suite bathroom, radio, DSTV television, direct telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, shaver outlets and hair dryer. The hotel is conveniently located 2 km from the city centre and 5 km from the Gaborone Game Park. There are nature trails winding their way down from the lodge to the banks of the Gaborone Dam. In addition, the new Fairground shopping mall is next door. Guests can enjoy a relaxing drink and superb cuisine in the Chatters Restaurant and Cocktail Bar. For those who want more, Cresta Lodge offers a carpeted and air cooled marquee with a capacity for 200 in conference. This also makes an ideal venue for weddings and parties. The lodge also provides two small conference boardrooms, secretarial services, laundry, dry cleaning as well as daily transport services.

CRESTA MARANG GARDENS HOTEL

CRESTA MOWANA SAFARI LODGE

PO Box 807, Francistown Tel: +267 241 3991/2/3 Fax: +267 241 2130 Email: reservations@marang.cresta.co.bw www.crestahotels.com

PO Box 266, Kasane Tel: (267) 625 0300 Fax: (267) 625 0301 Email: resmowana@cresta.co.bw www.mowanasafarilodge.com

The Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel occupies the most beautiful natural hotel location in Botswana, just 4 km outside Francistown on the banks of the Tati River. It is a perfect setting for business or leisure, with friendly service, 105 comfortable air conditioned rooms and a sumptuous à la carte and buffet menu. All rooms have satellite television, tea and coffee making facilities, same-day laundry service and dry cleaning.

Cresta Mowana Safari Lodge is set on the banks of the Chobe River, 5 km from the entrance to Chobe National Park – the largest concentration of wildlife in southern Africa.

Boasting some of the best gardens in town, it is often referred to as the ‘garden hotel’. Originally a nursery, the hotel is set among some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the area, with rambling lawns overlooking the Tati River. The restaurant is used by both residents and visitors, while the Fox & Hound Cocktail Bar is set in the heart of the hotel and the Tati River pool bar is a popular watering hole. Conference facilities include several rooms for meetings of between 15 and 120 people. Other facilities include a courtesy bus, camping facilities, a casino and a gift shop.

There are 116 uniquely African luxurious rooms, all air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms and four suites. All rooms face the Chobe River, with views of sunsets across immense tracts of bush and game grazing in the distance. Conference facilities are available in the Batteleur Rooms 1 and 2. These elegant conference rooms have a sophisticated setting that is ideal for gala dinners and cocktails. The Serondella Restaurant offers world-class cuisine inspired by the many flavours of Africa. There is also the comprehensively stocked Savuti Bar, overlooking the Chobe River. Boma Terrace is an alternative dining outdoor facility. Guests can play a round of golf on the lodge’s magnificent golf course or enjoy birdwatching from a mokoro – an unforgetable canoe trail on the Chobe River.

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CRESTA PRESIDENT HOTEL

CRESTA RILEY’S HOTEL

PO Box 200, Gaborone Tel: +267 395 3631 Fax: +267 395 1840 Email: respresident@cresta.co.bw www.crestahotels.com

PO Box 1, Maun Tel: +267 686 0204 / 320 Fax: +267 686 0580 Email: resrileys@cresta.co.bw www.crestahotels.com

The central location of the Cresta President Hotel offers the ideal base to explore the capital of Botswana, including the government enclave, the civic centre, the National Museum and Art Gallery, embassies and the State House all within a three-mile radius.

With the massive expanse of the Okavango Delta just a short distance away, Cresta Riley’s Hotel offers an established base on the very edge of paradise. The hotel offers 51 air conditioned rooms, with en-suite bathroom, television, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.

Ideal for tourists and business travellers, the hotel has 93 air conditioned rooms with en-suite bath and shower, radio, digital satellite, television, video channel and direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and room service. The Cresta President also offers comprehensive conference facilities easily adaptable for social occasions including banquets, functions, cocktail parties and wedding receptions. The Terrace Restaurant seats up to 140 guests and offers a full menu throughout the day. In addition there is the Pula Le Thebe Bar, located on the first floor and open until late every day. Conference facilities include the Boiketlo Boardroom, with a capacity for 60 people, and the Brigadier Room with can accommodate 120 people.

Riley’s Grill offers both Continental and full English buffet breakfasts and an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Braai lunch and dinner are served on Sundays. Cresta Riley’s is a favourite conference venue with its fully equipped conference centre for 80 people nestling on the banks of the river. Other facilities include a hair salon, curio shop, swimming pool, secretarial services, on-site parking, secure porter’s lodge, airport transfer on request, travel agent and touring assistance. Game viewing, bird walks, mokoro and boat trips and visits to the nearby Crocodile Farm are easily incorporated into any daily itinerary.

CRESTA THAPAMA HOTEL P Bag 31, Francistown Tel: +267 241 3872 Fax: +267 241 3766/241 8690 Email: resthapama@cresta.co.bw www.crestahotels.com

Cresta Thapama Hotel is a four-star hotel located in Francistown, Botswana’s secondlargest commercial centre. Satisfying the constant flow of tourists and business executives, the Cresta Thapama offers 96 air conditioned rooms with en-suite bathroom, radio, television, video channel, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Seating up to 110 guests and offering à la carte and buffet menus for lunch and dinner, the Ivory Grill is the perfect place to relax in the evening. In addition, the Lenaka Bar and the pool bar offer light meals and snacks. The fully equipped conference facilities are among the finest in Botswana and these can be adapted for private use as a banqueting or wedding venue. The Mokolane Room has a capacity for 100 people while the Francis Room can accommodate 80 people. There is an impressive sports complex featuring air-conditioned squash courts and a gymnasium. Other hotel facilities include a casino, squash courts, gymnasium and swimming pool.

ECHO LODGE

GABORONE SUN

PO Box 81, Kang Tel: +267 651 7094 Fax: +267 651 7076 Email: echolodge@it.bw www.echolodgebw.com

P Bag 0016, Gaborone Tel: +267 361 6000 Fax: +267 390 2555 Email: gabs_res@sunint.co.za www.sun-international.co.za

Echo Lodge is just a few metres from the Trans-Kgalagadi Highway in Kang village, 380 km from Gaborone, at the junction of the Sekoma-Ghanzi and Kang-Hukuntsi roads.

The Gaborone Sun Hotel is located in the cosmopolitan capital of Botswana, with its excellent restaurants and bars and its world-class high-tech conference facilities. Offering comfort and luxury, it has been voted the Best Hotel in Botswana.

Echo Lodge is a newly built convenient resort with 10 rooms for Trans-Kgalagadi road travellers and tourists between South East Botswana, South Africa and through Ghanzi to Namibia. It is a perfect retreat for conferences, business meetings, overnight or temporary stopovers in transit. It is also ideal for institutional organisations such as government, Land Board and District Council officials on business in and around Kang. The grass-thatched buildings were designed to be specifically cooler in the hot summer months of the Kgalagadi Desert. The hotel also has conference facilities and a restaurant.

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For a growing number of organisers in the conference and incentives industry, the Gaborone Sun is a popular choice. It sells itself to the international business market, bent on new experiences, new stimulations and new inspirations for greater achievement. The challenges of Africa provide that stimulus and the Gaborone Sun provides the comfort and reassurance for those who face the challenge.


Pan African Central Reservations Office Tel: +27 11 442 0488 Email enquiries: pacro@africansunhotels.com www.africansunhotels.com

The new luxury Holiday Inn hotel is situated in Gaborone’s new CBD within the Masa Centre, the first multi-use property development in Botswana. Trendy restaurants, coffee shops, international retail brands and a newly developed stateof-the-art 3D cinema surround the hotel. Accommodation is extensive and wide ranging, the 155 air conditioned bedrooms have all the modern amenities, and are tastefully furnished in relaxing soft tones of whites and earthly hues.

MAUN LODGE PO Box 376, Maun Tel: +267 686 3939 Fax: +267 686 3969 Email: maun.lodge@info.bw www.maunlodge.com

Maun Lodge is a three-star hotel situated on the doorstep to the Okavango Delta. Accommodation consists of six double rooms, 20 twin rooms and four suites. The deluxe Riverfront Suites, all with private verandas, are en-suite and fully air conditioned and include satellite television, bar/fridge on request, tea and coffee facilities.

The hotel primarily caters for business travellers with several meeting venues, the largest conference room accommodating 200 delegates. All are fully equipped and supported by trained staff.

For those on a limited budget, there are 12 thatched chalets offering excellent value for money. All chalets are en-suite and fully air conditioned with tea and coffee facilities and local television. Eight of the chalets cater for families. There are conference and banqueting facilities for up to 350 delegates. There are also two smaller meeting rooms seating up to 40 people and a wide range of audio and visual equipment.

A choice of bars and restaurants serving à la carte, buffet and set menus. The cuisine includes international and locally inspired menus, all superbly prepared by innovative chefs to please the most discerning palate.

The à la carte restaurant offers a full menu and a range of daily chef specials, while The Boma is an open-air traditional bar and restaurant serving local dishes. In addition, the Pygmy Goose Bar is an ideal rendezvous for refreshments and conversation.

PEERMONT METCOURT INN AT THE GRAND PALM RESORT

HOTEL SECTOR

HOLIDAY INN GABORONE

PEERMONT METCOURT FRANCISTOWN

Bonnington Farm, Molepolole Road, Gaborone Tel: +267 363 7907 • Fax: +267 391 0402 Email: metres@grandpalm.bw GPS: 24°38’27.16”S, 25°52’ 46.55”E www.metcourt.com

Plot no 32366, Blue Jacket Street, PO Box 30703, Francistown Tel: +267 244 1100 Fax: +267 244 0775 Email: info@ft.metcourt.com GPS: 21°10’22.46”S, 27°30’46.12”E www.metcourt.com

Peermont Metcourt Inn at the Grand Palm Resort is a modern, affordable three-star select services hotel where guests decide what they need and pay for nothing extra.

Situated in the heart of Francistown’s central business district, the Peermont Metcourt offers modern quality, efficiency and excellent value for money.

The 149 modern rooms are comfortable and relaxing. After a good night’s rest, a delicious breakfast can be enjoyed at the restaurant. Guests can unwind in the bar and lounge area or catch up on some work in the business centre.

Over the past few years Francistown has seen a growth in demand for quality establishments at affordable rates. The Peermont Metcourt meets these needs completely for every kind of traveller, from stop-off tourists to the overnight business person.

Guests of the Peermont Metcourt Inn have access to the Grand Palm Hotel Casino & Convention Resort’s magnificent variety of facilities, as well as a free airport shuttle service in Gaborone.

This cosy three-star select services hotel has 53 well appointed rooms and a fully enclosed landscape atrium. The Golden Hills Spur, located on the premises, offers guests a convenient, friendly and efficient dining alternative for a quick breakfast, business lunch or dinner, children’s party or special event catering.

PEERMONT MONDIOR GABORONE

Plot 21117 Corner Mobuto & Maratadiba Street The Village, Gaborone Tel: +267 319 0600 • Fax: +267 319 0660 Email: info@gab.mondior.com GPS: 24°40’11.25”S, 25°55’39.84”E www.mondior.com

For those who prefer quiet, understated elegance, the charm of the Peermont Mondior lies in its unique ‘African chic’ style that combines a sense of timelessness with a warm and earthy atmosphere. This popular and elegant four-star hotel, with its 67 large rooms, offers guests first-class service while successfully maintaining international standards at attractive rates. Other facilities include a boardroom, a conference room and a tranquil splash pool. The News Café next to the hotel blends the tempting delights of its original menu with the latest culinary trends. The Peermont Mondior is ideally located in the hub of Gaborone, about 400 metres from the main Tlokweng Border traffic circle and just 20 minutes from the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. For guest convenience a free airport shuttle service in Gaborone is available.

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PEERMONT WALMONT HOTEL AT THE GRAND PALM RESORT

Bonnington Farm, Molepolole Road, Gaborone Tel: +267 363 7777 Fax: +267 391 2989 GPS: 24°38’27.16”S, 25°52’ 46.55”E Email: info@grandpalm.bw www.grandpalm.bw

Peermont Walmont Hotel, at the Grand Palm Resort is proud to be Botswana’s first fi vestar hotel. Following the name change, brand revamp and hotel upgrade of the Grand Palm Hotel, (which is part of the Grand Palm Hotel, Casino & Convention Resort) Botswana’s hotel tourism industry now boasts the new sophisticated deluxe Peermont Walmont Hotel. This beautiful 188-room hotel offers comfortable bedrooms and suites, with an accesscontrolled fi fth floor featuring the Executive Club Lounge and business services. It is located 4 km from the city centre and 12 km from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. As part of the revamp, the rooms have been significantly upgraded. The resort facilities include the casino, a swimming pool, gym, tennis, volleyball and a children’s playground, a jogging trail set around a picturesque lake and several restaurants to cater for connoisseurs of fine food.

SEDIA RIVERSIDE HOTEL

PO Box 132, Gaborone Tel: +267 393 0000/360 4000 Fax: +267 315 9663 Email: sales@phakalane.co.bw www.phakalane.com

The Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort is located just 15 km from central Gaborone. It features a multi-million pulas clubhouse and an 18-hole championship golf course. Located in the very heart of the estate, this elegant hotel offers spacious en-suite accommodation with panoramic views over the golf course. The hotel is geared to golfers and business travellers alike and has excellent modern facilities including high-speed Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a fine dining restaurant. The Office Bar overlooks the 18th green and is the place for a quiet drink or post-match thirst quencher, while Drotsky’s Restaurant is for those who value fine dining. Various golf, conference and private function packages, as well as function venues, are available to suit all requirements. The golf course consists of 15 dams and 75 bunkers. There are three ablution facilities with refrigerated water on the course and a driving range.

SUNBEAM HOTEL

Private Bag 058, Maun Tel/Fax: +267 686 0177 Email: sedia@info.bw

Plot No 148, Mogoditshane off Molepolole Rd, opposite BDF PO Box 502850, Gaborone Tel: +267 350 0146 Cell: +267 7300 1610 Fax: +267 316 0907 Email: sunbeam@brobemail.co.bw

Sedia Riverside Hotel offers visitors a unique venue where they unwind, relax and enjoy personalised service. The lush green environment creates a relaxed atmosphere which is full of character. There are 24 guest rooms and 10 chalets, all air conditioned and with ensuite bathrooms, satellite TV, and refrigerators. Fast internet connection is also available.

Sunbeam Hotel ‘The place of smile’ is an image of elegance, class and exclusivity. It is stylishly furnished and decorated with marbles, in typical English style. Sunbeam hotel is the right choice for guests seeking not only the highest level of service, comfort and luxury but also affordable accommodation.

The area surrounding the large swimming pool is the perfect setting to enjoy afternoon tea and al fresco dinners. There is also a private veranda which overlooks the lawns and gardens and stretches down to the banks of the Thamalakane River. The river is carpeted with water lilies and attracts many birds and animals.

The hotel has 23 guest rooms, from single rooms, standard rooms to deluxe suite, conference facility and a cocktail bar with access to balcony. All accommodation rooms are en-suites and equipped with air conditioning, a television set and wireless broadband.

Guest can relax with a quiet refreshment around the poolside or take a leisurely boat cruise along the Thamalakane River in the hotel’s 16-seater boat. No matter what pace of life you are seeking, the friendly Sedia Riverside Hotel welcomes guests and provides comfortable accommodation in a spacious and tranquil setting.

TATI RIVER LODGE P Bag F 333, Francistown Fax: +267 240 6080 Email: res@trl.co.bw www.trl.co.bw

Tati River Lodge is a picturesque traditional country hotel and conference centre 8 km from the centre of Francistown. Its tranquil venue and unique ambience are ideal for conferences, weddings, special functions and product launches. The lodge also has a fully serviced, supervised and secure camping and caravan site with hot showers. The lodge has 74 standard rooms and four suites, all with air conditioning, television, telephone, bath and/or shower, minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Lodge facilities include a swimming pool, room service, cocktail bar and pool bar. For conferences and banquets, the Morojwa and Morula Rooms seat 100 people each, the Motswere Room seats 150 and the Mowana room 300. The Mophane Grill is a homely restaurant that offers mouth watering cuisine inspired by the many flavours of Africa. Guests can also enjoy a sundowner on the terrace or in the adjoining cocktail bar.

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This makes the Sunbeam Hotel exceptionally different from other places within the district and convenient for business. It is just 10 minutes drive from Sir Seretse Khama Airport and a fi ve-minute walk from Police Service Station and Botswana Defence Force (SSKB). The hotel is situated in the heart of the commercial area with many vehicle selling outlets and a fine selection of restaurants and pubs, all within a few minutes walk.


Plot 5004, Boteti Road, Tlokweng Gaborone, PO Box 301294, Tlokweng Tel: +267 395 3603 Fax: +267 319 0593 Email: innisfree@info.bw www.innisfreeapartments.co.bw

Innisfree Apartments is a fully serviced hotel in the village of Tlokweng, near Gaborone. Accommodation options include single room (double bed en-suite), luxury studio with kitchenette, one bedroom suite, with separate lounge, kitchenette and patio, and a family suite, with two rooms and separate lounge, kitchenette and patio. All rooms have television, air conditioning and a telephone. The kitchen contains a kettle, toaster, fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery. The restaurant offers breakfast and dinner. There is an outside patio with bar, braai and pool area. Some rooms are self-catering. Amenities include 24-hour security, beautiful landscaped gardens, parking right outside each front door, a swimming pool with outside braai area, internet access, secretarial services, laundry service, dining and bar service. The hotel is just a one-minute drive from the Riverwalk shopping centre.

Maun-Shorobe Road, Matlapaneng Tel/Fax: +267 680 0627 Cell: +267 7161 5853 Email: discoverybnb@info.bw www.discoverybedandbreakfast.com

Discovery Bed & Breakfast offers a traditional village environment with eight rondavels. The fi ve standard, two luxury and one luxury family roundavels are stylishly and colourfully decorated with traditional Setswana patterns and have been upgraded to provide comfortable and affordable accommodation. The eight rondavels are all equipped with large beds (with mosquito net), small table and chairs, toilet and washing basin. All rooms have running water, lighting and electricity, while the luxury rooms also include showers. The rondavels can be booked as a single or double room and the units border a tranquil garden. Discovery Bed & Breakfast is situated on the Maun-Shorobe road, just outside Matlapaneng village, a 15 to 20-minute drive from Maun and on the way to Moremi Game Reserve.

PO Box 301294, Tlokweng Tel/Fax: +267 318 1587 Email: motheo@info.bw www.motheoapartments.co.bw

Opened in February 1999, Motheo Apartments is a range of luxury self-contained apartments situated in the heart of Gaborone near the Main Mall and accessible from two major roads: Independence and the Broadhurst Road passing in front of the Gaborone Sun. There are 54 rooms, comprising studio, one and two bedrooms and town houses. All rooms are fully furnished with satellite TV, laundry facilities, internet, telephone line and air conditioning. These affordable self-catering holiday apartments have a peaceful and central location, making them an ideal choice for holiday and business visitors who wish to experience everything that Gaborone has to offer. The apartments are all situated in one compound with a beautiful garden and a swimming pool.

THE GARDEN LODGE c/o Cedrela, P Bag K 48, Plot 714 The Garden Lodge President Avenue, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0051 Fax: +267 625 0577 Email: gabi@thegardenlodge.com www.thegardenlodge.com

GUEST HOUSES

DISCOVERY BED & BREAKFAST

MOTHEO APARTMENTS

SELF CATERING

INNISFREE APARTMENTS

The Garden Lodge was built with the specific intention of offering a personal service to a small number of guests. With just 24 beds, it is one of the smallest and most exclusive lodges in the area. Located in Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River, in the far north of Botswana, the lodge has eight bedrooms – four doubles and four family – each with its own bathroom and private veranda overlooking the Chobe River. Activities revolve around game viewing by vehicle and boat in the Chobe National Park. Mobile camping safaris, as well as day trips to Victoria Falls, are organised through the lodge. The lounge and dining room are furnished in teak and wicker. All decor comes from Botswana or one of the neighbouring countries. Guests have the choice of sitting inside under the thatched roof or outside by the swimming pool.

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AIR CHARTER & AIRLINE SECTOR

KALAHARI AIR SERVICES AIR BOTSWANA Sir Seretse Khama Airport PO Box 92, Gaborone Tel: +267 395 2812 Fax: +267 397 4802 www.airbotswana.co.bw

Air Botswana, the national carrier for Botswana, was created in July 1972 and the airline is the flagship and pride of Botswana. Today Air Botswana enjoys a wide reputation as a model, quality African Airline. The airline operates and maintains a fleet of three ATR 42-500 and two ATR 72-500 advanced turbo propeller aircraft. In addition to its responsibilities as a domestic carrier, it operates regional services (Johannesburg, Harare, Lusaka and Nairobi) in full support of national development and the important tourism industry. The timetable is particularly attentive to the needs of the business and tourism market. Air Botswana operates a route network consisting of seven regional sectors and four domestic sectors. These include; Gaborone-Maun; Gaborone-Kasane; Gaborone-Francistown; Maun-Kasane; Gaborone-Harare; Gaborone-Johannesburg; Maun-Johannesburg; Kasane-Johannesburg; Francistown-Johannesburg; Gaborone-Nairobi and GaboroneLusaka.

MACK AIR P Bag 329, Maun Tel: +267 686 0675 Fax: +267 686 0036 Email: reservations@mackair.co.bw; accounts@mackair.co.bw

Head Office; Sir Seretse Khama International Airport PO Box 41278, Broadhurst, Gaborone Maun Office; Maun Airport, P Bag 361, Maun Tel: +267 395 1804/3593; +267 686 3342/3817 Fax: +267 391 2015; +267 686 3818 www.kalahariair.co.bw

Kalahari Air Services is based at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. The company was established in 1968 when a quick and efficient service was required into the more remote areas of Botswana where road travel was either time consuming, expensive, or, after the rains, impossible. The company operates the largest commercial maintenance base in Botswana and is rated by Anglo American Corporation and Shell. The company currently operates two King Air 200 and one Beechcraft 1900. One of the 200s is on 24 hour Medi-vac standby and the remaining two aircraft are used for charter operations. Maintenance staff includes 10 qualified engineers licensed to maintain Kalahari Air Services’ own fleet and a total of over 90 customer aircraft, for example; Beechcraft King Airs, Cessna Citations, Barons, Bonanzas, Cessna 400s and all Cessna singles, Piper Chieftain, Navajo Aztecs and all Piper singles.

MOREMI AIR SAFARIS (PTY) P Bag 187, Maun Tel: +267 686 3632 Fax: +267 686 2078 Email: info@moremiair.com

Mack Air is a well established air charter company that has been operating in Northern Botswana since 1994. The operation began with one Cessna 206 A2-AKB aircraft.

Moremi Air Services (Pty) Ltd is an air charter company based in Maun. The company has been operating since 1997 and has been under new management from 2003.

The company is based in Maun and serves destinations throughout Botswana and neighbouring countries stretching as far afield as Johannesburg, Windhoek, Victoria Falls and Vinaculos.

Operating a fleet of seven different Cessna and Islander aircraft suited to regional and international flying – including both single and twin engine as well as turbine aircraft – Moremi Air offers services from Botswana and into Zambia, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

In the Okavango Delta, Mack Air specialises in camp transfers, supply runs, scenic flights and medical evacuations. Mack Air today operates 14 aircraft and employs a total of 30 personnel including a flight crew of 15. Its versatile fleet enables it to schedule the appropriate type of aircraft for each particular flight. The company’s largest aircraft is the 14-seater Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. Other aircraft include the Gippsland GA8 Airvan and a Cessna 210 Centurion. The workhorse of the fleet is the Cessna 206 Stationair. Mack Air operates six of these aircraft.

Moremi Air has an aircraft continuously based in Kasane. This enables it to offer easy and cost-effective daily transfers between Livingstone, the Caprivi and Victoria Falls. Moremi Air also offers short scenic flights from Maun to the Okavango Delta, from Kasane to Victoria Falls and a seven-hour day trip to the delta. With pilots passionate about fl ying in Africa who love to share their enthusiasm with the passengers, Moremi Air ensures that everyone’s journey is as pleasant and smooth as possible. There is a personal meet-and-greet service and a private guest lounge in Maun.

WILDERNESS AIR SAFARI AIR Cnr Airport Avenue and Mathiba Road, Maun Tel: +267 686 0022 Fax: +267 686 0037 Email: opsman@safariair.co.bw

Established in 1987, Safari Air provides a ‘seat in plane’ and charter service to camps and lodges throughout northern Botswana. The company operates a mixed fleet of Cessna 206 and 208 (Caravan) aircraft as well as Gippsland Airvans. These aircraft are ideally suited for operating from the remote airstrips of the Okavango Delta and Chobe. Safari Air’s operations base is in Maun, at the heart of Botswana’s safari industry.

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P Bag 159, Maun Tel: +267 686 0778 Fax: +267 686 1649 Email: reservations@sefofane.bw; ashleighb@sefofane.co.za www.sefofane.com

Wilderness Air (previously Sefofane Air Charters) has been in operation since 1991 providing safe, efficient and reliable air charter service to all it’s guests. Sefofane operates in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Wilderness Air Botswana is based in Maun with a satellite operation at Kasane Airport. The well maintained fleet of aircrafts assure guests a safe and comfortable journey whilst in Botswana. Wilderness Air Botswana offers air charters, fi xed wing and helicopter scenic flights over the Okavango Delta and Inter-Camp transfers on seat rates. All Cessna Grand Caravans in Botswana are equipped with a GPS triggered In-flight entertainment system (audio) which informs the interested passenger on geography, politics, religion, tribal customs, economy of Botswana. Wilderness Air prides itself on the highest level of service and aircraft while connecting guests to the wilderness. The helpful and friendly staff are always readily available to assist aboard all Wilderness Air Charters flights.


c/o &Beyond, Private Bag X27 Benmore 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4441 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

Well-used animal trails meander between fi ve en-suite safari tents at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas, which is positioned at exclusive semi-permanent campsites in the Chobe National Park. Booked on a nightly basis, each tent offers a comfortable double bed for travellers tired from the day’s adventures, as well as an en-suite bathroom, separate toilet and hot bucket shower. Guests can share in experiences over a pre-dinner drink in the lamplight of the shared guest areas. Delicious home-cooked meals are served beneath the stars before a final coffee and cognac enjoyed around a blazing fire. This fully serviced wilderness camping experience introduces guests to the natural highlights of Chobe National Park – one of the top game reserves in the world and home to the largest single concentration of elephant. Daily adventures include morning and afternoon game drives, as well as boat cruises along the Chobe River.

&BEYOND EXPEDITIONS c/o &Beyond P Bag X27, Benmore, 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4447 Fax: +27 11 809 4400 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

&Beyond is one of the world’s leading ecotourism companies, deeply committed to providing the ultimate in responsible luxury. For guests wishing to experience the best of Botswana, including the Okavango Delta, Moremi, Savute and Chobe National Park, &Beyond’s 10-day Botswana Explorer Expedition is the perfect choice. Offering guests an exhilarating itinerary, camping in the most beautiful wilderness regions of Botswana, this safari is the epitome of classic African style and comfort. The spacious expedition safari tents have en-suite bathrooms with flush WC and hot bucket shower. Accompanied throughout by a professional &Beyond-trained guide, guests will glide past pods of hippos in the Delta on mekoro and thrill to the closest encounters with large prides of lion and herds of elephant in the Chobe National Park. Evenings are spent around a blazing campfire under a starlit African sky. Hearty, delicious bush meals are savoured while reviewing the day’s adventures.

&BEYOND MOREMI UNDERCANVAS

&BEYOND SAVUTE UNDER CANVAS

c/o &Beyond, Private Bag X27 Benmore 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4441 Fax: +27 11 809 4511 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

c/o &Beyond, Private Bag X27, Benmore 2010, South Africa Tel: +27 11 809 4441 Fax: +27 11 809 4511 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

&Beyond Moremi Under Canvas offers authentic safari experiences among the diverse landscapes and ample wildlife of the Moremi Game Reserve. This intimate camp has just fi ve safari tents and is positioned at exclusive semi-permanent campsites throughout the vast floodplains, open grasslands and thick forests of the game reserve.

&Beyond Savute Under Canvas is located in the renowned Savute corner of Chobe National Park, offering exceptional game viewing opportunities.

Booked on a nightly basis, each safari tent boasts a comfortable double bed, en-suite bathroom, separate toilet and bucket shower. Spend a quiet afternoon gazing out onto the African bush from the shared guest areas or enjoy a mouth-watering meal served in the open air, under the shade of canvas. The night time noises of the bush lull guests to sleep beneath a thick blanket of stars. Morning and afternoon game drives venture into the depths of this varied game reserve in search of its varied and abundant wildlife.

This fully serviced wilderness camping experience is situated at a selection of Savute’s best private campsites. The fi ve safari tents boast full-sized double or twin beds, and an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and hot bucket shower. The guest areas comprise comfortable tents for dining, sharing a pre-dinner drink or simply whiling the time away between safaris with a good book and frosted beer or glass of wine. In the evenings traditional bush dinners, prepared over the open flame, are served under African skies. With its striking, semi-arid landscape, Savute is home to leopard, cheetah and wild dog, as well as Africa’s highest concentration of lion. Guests set out in search of the area’s ample wildlife on twice daily game drives in semi-open 4x4 safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats and uninterrupted views.

AFRICA PRIDE

AFRICA UNDER CANVAS

PO Box 989, Maun Tel: +267 686 4845 Fax: +267 686 4657 After hours: +267 686 4655 Cell: 07215 1808; 07224 5968 Email: reservations@africapridebotswana.com www.africapridebotswana.com

c/o Didibakwe Enterprises Pty Ltd PO Box 109, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0139 Fax: +267 625 0149 Email: booking@africaundercanvas.net Email: african@info.bw www.africaundercanvas.net

On a safari with Africa Pride, guests can listen to the incredible sounds of an undisturbed African night. Africa Pride books only private campsites in the game reserves. It offers safaris with either camping, lodge or hotel accommodation and attends to all details from start to finish to ensure the best possible safari experience and atmosphere.

Africa Under Canvas is a small and vibrant mobile safari operator strategically located in Kasane, a stone’s throw from three border posts: Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Africa Pride uses 4x4 six or nine-seater vehicles specially adapted to maximise photographic opportunities. Safari options include the 10-day Elephant Trail from Maun to Victoria Falls; the 14-day Gemsbok Trail from Maun to Maun; the 12-day Flamingo Trail from Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls; and the six-day semi-luxury camping safari. Africa Pride now also offers luxury mobile safaris using en-suite Meru tents (5.5 x 3.5 metres) with the comfort of beds and linen. They include three-course meals and all drinks. Guests can enjoy this comfort without compromising on first-class game viewing with experienced guides in the finest wildlife areas of Botswana.

MOBILE SECTOR

&BEYOND CHOBE UNDER CANVAS

It offers a variety of self-drive, guided lodge and camping tours throughout Botswana ranging from scheduled safaris with set departure dates throughout the year to à la carte safaris with open dates. These cater for all tastes and budgets. Most of the safaris are semi-participatory. However, luxury mobile safaris can also be organised, if desired. In order to provide a top quality service, all groups consist of 12 people or fewer to ensure manageability and a personalised service. Exclusive campsites bring the guests up close and personal to the untouched beauty of Botswana, adding to the adventurous and educational aspects of their vacation.

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AFRICA VOYAGES P Bag 114-Suite 59, Maun Tel/Fax: +267 686 5117 Cell: +267 7270 2711 Skype: africa.voyages Email: africavoyages@dynabyte.bw www.africavoyages.info

Africa Voyages specialises in the French-speaking market. The tailor-made itineraries are designed to suit guests needs while on safaris within the most pristine areas of Botswana; the Central Kalahari, Nxai Pan, Makgadikgadi, Moremi, Okavango Delta, Chobe, combined with Victoria Falls, Namibia and Zambia. The classification of safaris on offer covers the whole range of safaris including: Photographic safari, family safari, birding safari, horseback safari, adventure safari, self-drive safaris, yoga safari, cultural safari and specialised safaris for people with disabilities. The wide range of budget packages includes the comfortable mobile safari under the stars, the charming bush lodges to the most luxurious accommodation in Botswana.

AFRIKA CALLS PO Box 726, Maun Tel/Fax: +267 680 0710 Cell: +267 72 109 959; +267 71 234 557 Email: afrikacalls@botsnet.bw www.africalls.homestead.com

Afrika Calls is a Botswana-based and owned mobile safari company established in 2002 and operating from Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park and other wildlife destinations.

AFRICAN ODYSSEY PO Box 350, Kasane Tel/Fax: +267 6250 500; +267 6252 270 Email: botsreservations@bots.wildhorizons.co.zw www.wildhorizons.co.za

African Odyssey is located at Chobe Marina Lodge just 6km from Kasane International Airport and just over an hour away from Victoria Falls and Livingstone International Airports. This dynamic safari outfit offers the discerning safari traveller a unique Chobe experience. The company specialises in impeccably guided game drives and boat cruises into Chobe National Park. African Odyssey can also take guests on a special sites tour of the area around Kasane that will leave them fascinated with the local culture, snake park and the place where four countries meet. African Odyssey is perfectly positioned geographically for day trips to Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia that offer up more exciting options including the Victoria Falls and its myriad of adrenaline and soft adventure products.

AFRO TREK SAFARIS P Bag 058, Maun Tel: +267 686 2574/5110 Fax: +267 686 2574/1730 Email: sedia@info.bw; quadrum@info.bw www.afrotrek.com www.sediahotel.com

Afro Trek offers personalised safaris in the Okavango Delta region and all the National Parks and Reserves. Afro Trek is based at Sedia Riverside Hotel, just 3 km out of Maun.

After having worked for different safari companies for a period of over 16 years, Pius Tebele, the company owner and experienced guide, believed there was a lack of dedicated cultural tourism within the safari industry.

Afro Trek also specialises in mokoro safaris of one, two or three days’ duration. These take place in a private concession, owned and operated by Batswana, on the Boro River system, in the Okavango Delta. For over 10 years Afro Trek has been working closely with and supporting the local communities that run the concession area.

Afrika Calls has therefore been built and developed to incorporate cultural tourism within safari experiences – this includes meetings with the legendary bushmen, visits to the Drotsky’s Caves and involvement with the Kuru San Dance Festival.

Sedia Riverside Hotel radiates African ambience and offers various types of accommodation including chalets, hotel rooms, walk-in tents and a spacious campsite area. The hotel rooms and chalets are all en-suite and equipped with air conditioning and digital TV.

There are several different kinds of safaris on offer; mobile safaris, lodge safaris, tailormade itineraries and day-trips.

Afro Trek Safaris, in conjunction with Sedia Riverside Hotel, offers a range of personalised mobile safaris to suit individual requirements and uses customised game viewing vehicles and spacious walk-in tents.

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PO Box 747, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0840 /+267 625 0450 Cell: +267 71509590 Fax: +267 625 0440 Email: reservations@safari.co.bw www.bushtracksbotswana.homestead.com

Kasane-based Bush Tracks Safaris offers trips into and throughout Chobe National Park. These are arranged at fi xed times each day, but special safaris outside these times are available on request. At the same time, Bush Tracks Safaris offers tourist transfers and return trips between Kasane, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia) as well as wildlife excursions of two or more nights into other game parks in Botswana.

BUSH WAYS SAFARIS P Bag 342, Maun Tel: +267 686 3685 Fax: +267 680 0937 Email: reservations@bushways.com www.bushways.com

Bush Ways Safaris is an adventure safari company, established in 1996 to offer small group tours and custom-tailored safaris. Its safaris take guests into the heart of the natural wilderness of Botswana to experience overland routes that will reveal the vast beauty of Africa. From its headquarters in Maun, Bush Ways Safaris offers seven safari tours. These are the 15-day Lion Safari, the 15 day Elephant Safari, the 17-day Leopard Safari, the 11-day Fish Eagle Safari, the seven-day Buffalo Safari, the seven-day Kalahari Safari and the 14-day Hyena Safari with an optional four-day extension. Bush Ways Safaris can also cater for those who wish to create their own personalised safari tour for particular interest groups, corporate tours, private or family groups. To add to the scheduled safaris, Bush Ways Safaris also offers a number of optional activities such as flights over the Okavango Delta and adventures such as Zambezi River rafting.

MOBILE SECTOR

BUSHTRACKS SAFARIS

BUSHLIFE SAFARIS (PTY) LTD c/o Safari 24, PO Box 3662 Swakopmund, Namibia Tel: +264 (0)64 404 511 Fax: +264 (0)64 403 526 Email info@safari24.com www.safari24.com

Bushlife Safaris, registered in Namibia and Botswana, specialises in guided safaris of a different kind away from the beaten track. Using its fleet of Land Rovers for the individual traveller or small groups, its experienced guides are experts in these adventures and completely familiar and at ease with their surroundings, thus ensuring magnificent and stunning excursions. For example, guests can travel in a fully equipped 4x4 vehicle through dried-up riverbeds, rocky mountain passes and follow barely visible tracks. Bushlife is equipped with comprehensive camping gear and, depending on the size of the tour group, a mobile kitchen accompanies the tour. Although in the African wilderness, holidays can be specially adapted to meet individual needs and expectations using a combination of comfortable lodges, camping in remote and romantic locations or with a guided safari with accommodation in luxury lodges. The guides, born and bred in Botswana or Namibia, are generally multilingual and possess a sound knowledge of the region.

CAPRICORN SAFARIS

CAPTURE AFRICA

P Bag 021, Maun Tel: +267 686 1165 Fax: +267 686 2991 Email: info@capricornsafaris.com www.capricornsafaris.com

Plot 2924, Matlapana, Maun Tel: +267 686 1200 Fax: +267 680 0260 Email: hildrene@captureafrica.net www.captureafrica.com

Offering traditional African hospitality, Capricorn Safaris operates scheduled departures or specific tailor-made safaris. Capricorn Safaris is a Botswana-based safari company with affiliations in Kenya and Tanzania. It has been running safaris throughout East and southern Africa since 1972.

If it’s the excitement of an African safari that grabs you, then Capture Africa is the perfect outfi tter to turn your dreams into reality. A family owned and run company, Capture Africa pride itself on attention to detail – from the planning stage to each minute of the safari experience.

There are two scheduled departure safaris exploring the different regions of Botswana. The Botswana Overland Safari is an 11-day tented safari from Maun which couples the best of the Kalahari Desert with Northern Botswana. The Okavango Wildlife Explorer is an eight-day tented safari from Maun which explores the wonders of the Okavango Delta. In the Okavango, transport is by traditional mokoro or motorboat. In addition, guests can create their own safaris to include the empty reaches of the Kalahari Desert, the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango, a flying safari staying in luxurious camps and multiple country safaris. Capricorn Safaris is experienced in providing tented camping in the classic African tradition with all the comforts of a luxury tented camp, yet still a true African wilderness experience.

Capture Africa specialise in tailor-made, private safaris throughout Botswana. Each mobile camping adventure takes guests through pristine wilderness areas while they enjoy all the creature comforts of home. Children are welcome and safaris can be tailored accordingly to suit their needs. Other services and activities include, game walks with armed professional guides, night drives and helicopter flights. Only employing the most knowledgeable and professional guides, Capture Africa ensures that guests have a fully enriched experience and learn about the wilderness around them.

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MOBILE SECTOR

CHOBEZI

DELTA RAIN

P Bag K33, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0992/625 1667 Fax: +267 625 1297 Email: info@chobezi.com www.chobezi.com

Sitatunga Camp Site, PO Box 66, Maun Tel: +267 680 0380 Fax: +267 680 0381 Email: info@deltarain.bw www.deltarain.com

Chobezi is an owner-run company based in Chobe National Park which operates a large fleet of game drive vehicles, buses and boats to cater for a wide range of needs.

Delta Rain offers specialist safaris incorporating the Okavango Delta and the National Parks and Reserves. Delta Rain also offers mobile safaris throughout Botswana and Africa.

Chobezi offers the following services:

Located at Sitatunga Campsite, 7 km from Maun on the edge of the delta, Delta Rain specialises in three-day mokoro safaris on the Boro and the Ditshipi rivers.

• Mobile safari packages to suit individual budgets throughout Botswana • Transfers and day trips to and from Livingstone, Victoria Falls and Kasane • Any ground handling services that are required to facilitate trips to Botswana.

Safety is the highest priority. Delta Rain is the only company operating mokoro trips into the delta that has direct radio contact with the mokoro stations on both rivers. It also has international medical rescue cover for all its clients.

DRIFTERS P Bag 205, Maun Tel: +267 7130 4472 Fax: +267 686 0571 PO Box 4712, Cresta 2118, South Africa Tel: +27 11 888 1160 Fax: +27 11 888 1020 Email: drifters@drifters.co.za www.drifters.co.za

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Sitatunga Campsite offers chalet accommodation, a volleyball court and table tennis. Guests can also relax in the bar or restaurant. The campsite offers large well-shaded areas with powered sites and braai facilities. Delta Rain has over 10 years’ experience organising mokoro trips. Using a private concession area run by local people, Delta Rain supports the indigenous population at grass-roots level.

DRUMBEAT SAFARIS PO Box 20228, Maun Tel: +267 686 3096 skype: annelies.zonjee Email: drumbeat@drumbeatsafaris.com www.drumbeatsafaris.com

Established in 1983, Drifters has gone from strength to strength to become one of the most formidable forces in tourism in southern Africa.

Drumbeat Safaris is a small mobile safari operator, now solely owned by Annelies Zonjee who began her involvement with Africa in 1990.

Its packages are renowned for including far more than others can offer, and the vast infrastructure of Drifters-owned game reserves, bush camps, inns, boats, canoes, adventure equipment and other resources mean that clients can enjoy the best of Africa without added expense. All its tours are inclined toward the unique fauna and flora of Africa.

The company organises private safaris for families, groups and individuals. By making use of exclusive campsites, Drumbeat is unique in allowing younger children on their safaris. The ethos behind the company is the belief each safari should be different and personal to each guest, therefore clients set the pace.

For those who wish to spend their time on an African safari with a small international group, and who relish the thought of an environmentally educational and adventurous experience, then Drifters is the perfect choice. Scheduled adventure tour options in Botswana include a 16-day Johannesburg-Johannesburg tour, a 15-day JohannesburgVictoria Falls tour and a 13-day Maun-Victoria Falls option. Drifters also tailor-makes tours as required.

All tours are guided by fully professional guides and well-trained cooks provide guests with delicious three-course meals in the spacious dinner tent or under the stars. Camp assistants ensure that all camp duties are carried out, leaving guests with all the time in the world to enjoy the African bush to the fullest. The large guest tents have beds and other amenities that make the bush life very comfortable.


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P Bag 035, Maun Tel: +267 686 2427 Skype: Reservations – Roger Dugmore Safaris Email: rdsafaris@ngami.net www.rogerdugmoresafaris.com www.ecoafricabotswana.com www.vasthorizonsbotswana.com

Roger Dugmore Safaris offers unparalleled mobile tented safaris to some of the most striking and unique areas in Botswana: Moremi Game Reserve (located in the Okavango Delta), Khwai (offering excellent night drives), Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve, Nxai Pan National Park and Central Kalahari Game Reserve. These awe-inspiring destinations offer their own magnificence and beauty with abundant wildlife. All guides on safaris are creative personalities, gifted photographers and have a long history in the safari business.

ELEPHANT TRAILS SAFARI CO PO Box 989, Maun Tel: +267 686 4845 Fax: +267 686 4657 Email: guy@elephanttrails.com www.elephanttrails.com

Elephant Trails Safari Co is committed to providing highly memorable safaris that are safe, fun and educational. Its primary goal is to share the unique beauty of this exquisite wildlife continent with those who are looking for that true African experience. The company offers luxury and affordable mobile safaris, with a set departures throughout the year as well as tailor made safaris for groups.

Itineraries are custom-designed to make every trip unique and memorable. Spacious walk-in tents with all the amenities needed for a luxury stay in the bush as well as hearty meals and camp service adds to the comfort of your adventure. As Roger Dugmore would passionately say ‘The luxury is the adventure’.

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ENDEAVOUR SAFARIS P Bag 206, Maun Tel: +267 686 0887 Fax: +267 686 0887 Cell: +267 72 309 099 Tel: +27 (0)21 5566114 (South Africa) Fax: +27 (0)88021 5566114 Cell: +27 (0)73 2067733 Email: info@endeavour-safaris.com www.endeavour-safaris.com

Endeavour Safaris is a dynamic tour operator specialising in safaris and tours to disabled travellers, offering them a unique experience that they would never before have thought possible. Based in Africa, Endeavour Safaris provides accessible travel to Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. All its vehicles are fully equipped for wheelchairs with hydraulic lifts and secure locking systems. It is the company’s wish that all travellers with disabilities, including wheelchair users, oxygen users, the visually and aurally impaired and those requiring kidney dialysis treatments, as well as senior travellers, should be aware that Africa is no longer a dream. Able-bodied and family groups are also welcome

GAME TRAILS P Bag 206, Maun Tel: +267 680 0369 Fax: +267 680 0955 Email: info@gametrailsbotswana.com www.gametrailsbotswana.com

Game Trails is owner run by a unique team of dedicated individuals enabling it to deliver a professional and personalised safari experience. All operations are coordinated through its central Maun base using luxurious mobile tented camps in the traditional safaris style with all accommodation in en-suite facilities. Game Trails has expertly designed a comprehensive selection of safari packages of varying duration. The seven day Miracle Rivers takes in Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta and the Khwai Community wilderness area. The 10 day Northern Highlights takes in Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park. Game Trails also offers private departures, tailor-made to the individuals requirements. It uses spacious and comfortable safari vehicles and offers window seat only departures amongst its scheduled departures for the exclusivity of its guests.

GAVIN BLAIR SAFARIS PO Box K19, Kasane Fax: +(44) 8708 310 552 Email: gbs@gavinblairsafaris.com www.gavinblairsafaris.com

Gavin Blair Safaris offers an insight into the wonders of the African bush. After more than twenty-fi ve years of experience in a number of African countries Gavin Blair, is qualified to lead safaris to a variety of destinations. Gavin is licensed to conduct walking, canoeing and driving safaris and is also a commercial pilot. Gavin Blair Safaris creates safaris for individuals, families or small, exclusive groups of people. The company benefi ts from having its own aircraft and safari vehicles which enable a greater freedom in terms of scheduling. ‘Gavin Blair Safaris’ is totally selfcontained and the ideal choice tailor-made safari. All safaris are individually priced depending on the size of the group, the countries and areas visited, camps and lodges used, air charters and safari activities undertaken.

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INTO AFRICA MOWANA SAFARIS PO Box 266, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0478 Fax: +267 625 0301/625 0659 Email: botsreservations@bots.wildhorizons.co.zw www.wildhorizons.co.za

Into Africa Mowana Safaris is located at Cresta Mowana Lodge just 8km from Kasane International Airport and just over an hour away from Victoria Falls and Livingstone International Airports. This dynamic safari outfi t offers the discerning safari traveller a unique Chobe experience. The company specialises in impeccably guided game drives and boat cruises into Chobe National Park. Into Africa can also take guests on a special sites tour of the area around Kasane that will leave them fascinated with the local culture, snake park and the place where four countries meet. Into Africa is perfectly positioned geographically for day trips to Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia that offer up more exciting options including the Victoria Falls and its myriad of adrenaline and soft adventure products.

KALAHARI HOLIDAY TOURS Plot 721, President Avenue, Kasane P Bag K 15, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0880 Fax: +267 625 0821 Cell: +267 (0)7144 8780 skype kalahari.holiday.tours Email: info@kalahari-tours.net www.kalaharichobe.com

Kalahari Holiday Tours specialises in fishing, tented overnight safaris, game drives, boat hire and arranging transfers. All services are professional, with experienced guides and helpful staff. Fishing adventures can take place at a range of locations including; the Chobe, Kasai and Zambezi rivers. Camping trips are within the Chobe National park with various overnight options available. All game drives are also within the park and clients enjoy optimum wildlife viewing from the comfort of specially adapted 4x4 vehicles. Boat cruises into the Chobe National Park offers some fantastic views and animal spotting. Day trips to Livingstone or the Victoria Falls involve a mixture of activities, both by boat and vehicle.

JOHN CHASE SAFARIS PO Box 25004, Maun Tel: +267 6801 066 Cell: +267 7132 3323 Email: info@johnchasesafaris.com reservations@johnchasesafaris.com www.johnchasesafaris.com

John Chase Safaris is owner managed and run and all safaris are hosted by John and Tina Chase. Both have a deep love and passion for the bush with many years of safari experience. All itineraries are tailor-made to the client’s needs and include many areas of Botswana such as Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta (Moremi Game Reserve), Nxai Pan and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Special interest safaris are also offered in association with Deception Valley Lodge to introduce guests to the San of Botswana and their traditional ways of living. Activities on a tailor-made trip include walking trails, flights over the delta, fishing, hot air balloons and biking. Accommodation includes twin-bedded luxury in spacious Meru-style tents, with bathroom and toilet en-suite. Bathrooms are permanently attached to the tents, roofed and completely insect-proof. After an exhilarating day’s game viewing, guests can enjoy a hot shower and relax with a chilled drink around the campfire.

KALAHARI SKIES P Bag 28, Maun Tel: +267 686 2898 Cell: +267 (0)72 525 912; 72 299 523 Email: sales@kalahari-skies.com www.kalahari-skies.com

Kalahari Skies (formerly Hemingway Safaris) is specialists in customised safaris and special interest groups. The company utilise a unique approach experiencing Botswana’s wildlife and wilderness. As well as offering the standard wilderness venues, such as the Moremi and Chobe Parks, Kalahari Skies provides a range of “off the beaten track” destinations. These packages include a trip that takes guests across central Kalahari to the remote Transfrontier Park The company employs some of the most knowledgeable guides in the industry, who are able to educate guests, not only on wildlife, but also on cultural traditions and customs. The vehicles are as unique as the safaris - each specially extended and fi tted with pop-up roofs and fold down windows. The vehicles are also equipped with refrigerators, water, charging systems, satellite phones and medical kits. The camping accommodation is spacious with 3x3 metre sleeping tents, showers and toilet tents.

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P Bag 39, Maun Tel: +267 686 1225 Fax: +267 680 0390 Email: karibubots@info.bw www.karibu.co.za

Karibu Safari is a reputable, well established safari company that has been organising African safaris in southern and central Africa since 1983. Over the past quarter century its dedication to well planned, authentic safari experiences for the discerning traveller has secured it the reputation as the leading mobile safari operator in southern Africa. Its experience in Namibia and Botswana with its unique range of luxury mobile safaris, authentic mobile safaris, scheduled, private and tailor-made safaris enables it to achieve the perfect balance between a true African safari and a superior level of comfort. All its safaris are served by a tour guide, chef and camp crew performing the camp duties, with no client participation, thus allowing time to relax and unwind. Karibu Safari has launched a new self-drive safari where the adventurous traveller can hire a fully equipped Land Rover Defender 110 and meander through the wilderness at his or her own pace. Come and explore the real Africa with Karibu Safari.

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P Bag 146, Maun Tel: +267 (0) 686 2049; 686 1073 Cell: +267 (0)71 309 024 Email: info@kgorisafaris.com Email: hunt@kgorisafars.com www.kgorisafaris.com

Kgori Safaris offer big game hunting and shooting safaris in Botswana. Professional, qualified guides with intimate knowledge of the country lead each of the expeditions.

KITSO BOTSWANA (PTY) LTD PO Box 215, Maun Tel: +267) 686 2604 Fax: (267) 686 5111 Email: kitsosaf@dynabyte.bw www.kitsosafaris.com

Kitso Safaris specialises in outfi tting camping safaris in and around the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Nxai Pan National Park and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Kitso Safaris have been offering safaris since 1979 and is owned and run by Colin Dandridge who has been conducting safaris since 1975. Experience old style camping with its luxury camping safaris. Camps consists of spacious twin bedded, insect proof, walk in tents with sewn in ground sheets. Each tent has its own shower and toilet attached. Sumptuous meals including imported wines are served in the large comfortable dining tent. The entire camp is transported from place to place in specially equipped trucks, fi tted with extra fuel and water capacity. Clients and guides travel in comfortable custom built four wheel drive safari vehicles, with seating limited to six people unless otherwise requested. A satellite phone is available in case of an emergency.

LETAKA SAFARIS P Bag 206, Maun Tel/Fax: +267 680 0363 Fax: +267 680 0955 Email: info@letakasafaris.com www.letakasafaris.com

Letaka Safaris was created to provide a safari that guarantees the highest level of guiding. With a wealth of guiding experience in Botswana and its neighbouring countries and, most importantly, an unsurpassed passion for the bush, each trip is designed to give the discerning guest a holistic African experience. The safaris provide a variety of products to cater for the individual needs of guests. The most popular are the luxury camping safaris, which include walking and driving ‘mobile’ safaris. Also on offer are safaris using the lodges for those requiring the highest level of comfort. Letaka Safaris is the first company to offer scheduled departures for individuals passionate about birds. Scheduled safaris include the seven-day Miracle Rivers Safari, which includes a walking safari in the Khwai region, night drives, game drives in Moremi Game Reserve and the 10-day Northern Highlights Classic Safari.

MASSON SAFARIS P Bag 257, Maun Tel: +267 686 2442 Fax: +267 686 2442 Email: massonsafaris@dynabyte.bw www.masson-safaris.com

Masson Safaris runs safaris dedicated to wildlife viewing, bird watching and the general appreciation of nature in remote areas of Botswana. Its ecologically friendly approach ensures that its presence has minimal environmental impact. The company’s senior guide, Ewan Masson, has lived and guided in Botswana for over 20 years. Masson Safaris operates fully mobile camps consisting of large frame tents, en-suite bathrooms, camp beds and linen. Land Rovers are used for game drives. Every year Masson Safaris offers scheduled safaris coinciding with the best time of year to visit each area. Group sizes are generally small and will normally not exceed eight people. Masson Safaris also offers tailor-made safaris and birding safaris as well as special themed safaris, such as Discover Northern Botswana, Saltpans and Waterways, Rivers Past and Present and Desert and Delta. Safaris are available to the Transfrontier Park, hiking safaris at Tsodilo Hills and fishing for tigerfish and bream on the Okavango River.

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LEWIS SAFARIS P Bag BO13, Maun Tel/Fax: +267 686 1211 or +267 7231 1132 Email: lewissafari@gmail.com www.okavangoexpeditions.com

Lewis Safaris offer tailor-made itineraries, budget safaris, lodge to lodge, mobile and privately guided safaris (The Matshwane Safari) led by some of the top guides in Botswana. The Matshwane Safari is a highly mobile, non-participation safari consisting of private vehicle and guide, cook and/or assistant. Guides and staff ensure a smooth stay and take care of everything from spotting game, tents and hot showers to wholesome homecooked dinners. Private groups of 2-6 guests are able to book safaris on dates that suit them, rather than be restricted to set pre-planned schedules (however, it is advised that guests book well in advance). With Lewis Safaris the emphasis isn’t just about the viewing ‘the big fi ve’, it’s about the warmth of the campfire, the distant roar of a lion and that amazing smell of the first rain in November with the call of the bell frogs in the reeds.

MAUN REST CAMP PO Box 250, Maun Tel: +267 686 2623 Fax: +267 686 3472 Email: simonjoyce@info.bw

Simon Paul and Joyce Bestelink, owners of Maun Rest Camp and Safaris, operate mobile camping safaris throughout Botswana. The main aim of the safaris is to spend as much time as possible out in the bush, observing the wildlife, big and small, the birds and the insects and taking the best photographs possible. Itineraries are suggested to suit guests’ dates and safaris are organised to all of the great parks and reserves of Botswana including Moremi, Chobe, Central Kalahari, Khutse, Nxai Pan and Baines Baobabs, Makgadikgadi Pans and the Okavango Delta. Trips are also run to Tsodilo Hills, Gcwihaba Caverns and Kubu Island. Families with children are welcome. The aim is to make every safari something special, where guests take home more than just good photographs.

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MOREMI SAFARIS & TOURS

NGAMILAND ADVENTURE SAFARIS

PO Box 26, Maun Tel: +267 686 0097 Fax: +267 686 0571 Email: info@moremi-safaris.com www.moremi-safaris.com

P Bag 019, Maun Tel: +267 686 3777 Fax: +267 686 4881 Email: jennings@info.bw www.wilderness-safaris.com

Moremi Safaris & Tours has been operating since 1988, specialising in luxury tented camps and lodges in Northern Botswana. Today Moremi Safaris & Tours has expanded its services to include special interest and tailor-made safaris covering Northern Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa.

Ngamiland Adventure Safaris is based in Maun, and manages a crucial conservation area in the Okavango delta.

All of its Northern Botswana packages include at least two nights at its own Xakanaxa Camp. From here guests can explore the magic of the Okavango Delta. Xakanaxa Camp is one of the pioneer safari camps in the Okavango Delta. It is location on the banks of the Khwai River in Moremi Game Reserve. The stylish main buildings extend into the Khwai River and are set on raised platforms to maximise the views.

The area covers 600 sq km and contains a high density of wildlife. The landscape varies from lush, verdant tropical lagoons and forested islands to drier savannah woodland. A lodge, Jao, and two camps, Kwetsane and Jacana, have already been built, and two more camps are planned. The facilities are spectacular and luxurious but carefully designed to blend into their embracing woodland surroundings.

Situated next to Xakanaxa main camp, Pandani’s Camp comprises four out of the 12 Xakanaxa Camp tents which may be reserved for exclusive use for a maximum of eight guests.

NO NAME AFRICAN ADVENTURES PO Box BO20605, Boseja, Maun Tel: +267 686 1600 Fax: +267 686 1600 Email: info@attwoodsadventures.com Email: noname@info.bw

No Name African Adventures is a privately run, owner-operated safari company that specialises in going off the beaten track and into the African wilderness. All its trips are custom designed to suit the individual traveller and vary from bush camping to upmarket lodges. There is an emphasis on photography, conservation and respect for nature and the environment. No Name African Adventures focuses primarily on non-participation camping within Botswana on privately guided safaris, travelling by road with a specialist guide through the diverse landscapes of Botswana’s National Parks. In addition, it combines camping safaris with some upgrades to permanent lodge accommodation as well as co-ordinating and planning tailor-made fl y-in lodge safaris. There are many safari options to suit all time-frames and budgets, with a guaranteed expert, efficient and personal service for any individuals or groups wishing to explore the amazing continent of Africa.

ORIENT EXPRESS IN BOTSWANA PO Box 100, Maun Tel: +267 686 0302 • Fax: +267 686 0153 c/o Orient-Express Safaris, PO Box 100, Maun Tel: +267 686 0302 • Fax: +267 686 0153 Email: sandy.fowler@orient-express.com www.orient-express-safaris.com PO Box 786432, Sandton 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 21 483 1600 • Cell: +27 (0)82 324 2028 Fax: +27 (0)86 688 6667 Email: safaris@orient-express.com

Orient-Express offer luxury safaris in Botswana. Guests stay in authentic African surroundings, as local experts lead them to wildlife areas that other travellers rarely access. Each of the three safari camps has its own distinct character: Khwai River Lodge nestles on the edge of a forest overlooking the vast floodplains of the Moremi Game Reserve. Savute Elephant Camp, in Chobe National Park, is known for the herds of elephants that can be spotted roaming its plains. The camp has its own traditional boma, where guests can relax in the evening and swap safari experiences. Eagle Island Camp is situated on remote Xaxaba island, within the Okavango Delta. Guests explore the region by local canoe, set out on a game drive or roam on foot. Orient-Express takes its guests to the heart of each property’s destination.

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PAPADI SAFARIS & TOURS PO Box, HA07HAK, Maun Tel: +267 71 620 855 Fax: +267 680 0362 Email: papadi@info.bw www.papadisafaris.co.bw www.papadisafaris.com

Papadi Safaris & Tours has been taking travellers into the less visited areas of southern Africa since 1984. It is registered in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia and is a national member of HATAB and SATSA. Papadi caters for travellers with a love of nature, wild open spaces, and the cultures and history of Africa. It ensures a vibrant holiday without formalities or pressures and its standard groups comprise two to six clients to ensure personalised service and attention throughout the safari. Larger groups are also welcome. Papadi Safaris & Tours offers basic regular departure, or tailor-made camping safaris in Botswana as well as tailor-made lodge tours throughout Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. It caters for all kinds of guests, including special interest groups, families, friends, birders, specialist photographers and film crews. Apart from its guided packages Papadi can also design and arrange self-drive packages.


PO Box 66, Maun Tel: +267 686 4539 Fax: +267 686 4540 Email: info@pendukasafaris.com www.pendukasafaris.com

Established in the 1960s, Penduka Safaris is a well-established leader in the mobile safari industry. Involved in wildlife since the 19th century, the family who run the company have a long heritage in the industry. Based in Maun, Penduka is one of the few mobile safari outfi tters to operate throughout the whole of Botswana, including such areas as Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, as well as adjacent countries – Zambia, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Penduka offer a range of pre-scheduled safaris, however they specialise in organising tailor-made cultural, special interest and fl ying safaris. Penduka’s guides take pride in sharing their unsurpassed knowledge and love of Africa with all customers. Delicious meals prepared by bush chef and are served in the spacious dining tent. All vehicles are suitable for all seasons and enjoy unrivalled roof-top viewing on game drives.

PLANET WILDERNESS SAFARIS PO Box 250016, Maun Tel: +2 67 686 4886 Cell: +2 67 72 246 751; +267 71 518 501 Email: planetwl@botsnet.bw www.planetsafarisbotswana.com

Planet Wilderness Safaris are a locally owned safari company based in Maun. The company’s mission is simply – to enable customers to experience the best of Botswana. Safaris take visitors to breathtaking destinations, including the Okavango Delta; the Kalahari; Moremi Game Reserve; Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. Guests can choose a fully catered for safaris, which includes large dome tents with en suite bathrooms. The tents are furnished with comfortable ‘cots’ with cotton linen and duvets, bedside tables and battery-powered lights. The fully catered package entitles guests to hearty three course meals, wine and soft drinks. While guests take in the surrounding wildlife during their day’s safari, the crew moves ahead to prepare the next camp for evening. There is also a ‘half-board’ option – where meals are inclusive and drinks are extra.

QUADRUM SAFARIS Tel: +267 686 1730 Fax: +267 686 0177 Emergency cell: +267 7123 7478 Email:sedia@info.bw www.sedia-hotel.com; www.afrotrek.com

Quadrum Safaris operate personalised mobile safaris to suit individual requirements. The professional guides host guests on a comfort adventure safari into magnificent game viewing areas and offer a comprehensive insight into the cultures of the peoples combined with an in depth knowledge of the flora and fauna , resulting in a thoroughly rewarding safari experience.

PLANET OKAVANGO PO Box HA49HAK, Maun Tel: +267 686 0273 Tel: +27 (0)11 465 4905 / 8632 Email: info@planetokavango.com www.planetokavango.com www.sunway-safaris.com

Planet Okavango is based in Maun and specialises in wildlife and culture oriented safaris throughout Botswana and southern Africa aimed at the adventure traveller. Safaris are operated as participation camping mobile safaris or as lodge/cabin-based mobile safaris. Safaris come with custom-built game-viewing vehicles, registered and experienced guides and all equipment included. Options include: • Scheduled mobile safaris with sell-in ‘seat on safari’ available on specific departure dates (with maximum group size of 12 people) • Family safaris tailor-made to client requirements and quoted on each private group • Private small group, special interest (such as wildlife photography) safaris designed to the client’s requirements and quoted to the client’s specific budget. With 15 years of experience in the tourism industry, Planet Okavango has the expertise to operate each safari to a high standard, with a substantial operations back-up office.

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PRIDE OF AFRICA SAFARIS P/Bag B059, Boseja, Maun Tel/Fax: +267 (0)680 0890 Email: reservations@prideofafrica-safaris.com www.prideofafrica-safaris.com

Pride of Africa Safaris & Luxury Tented Camps offers fully serviced mobile camping and lodge safaris throughout Southern Africa. The company’s founder has over 12 years experience in the tourism industry and together with his staff offer a dedicated, experienced and professional service with a personal touch. Able to assist in putting together excellent packages, Pride of Africa Safaris provides tailor-made itineraries and scheduled departures. Other services include custom designed itineraries for FITs, groups, incentives, special interest, self-drives and sports groups. Additionally, continuously developing business ideas allow the company to meet the demands of both the domestic and international market. Pride of Africa Safaris has the advantage is being small enough to treat every client as an individual, yet big enough in infrastructure and representation throughout Southern Africa to handle all client requirements.

SAFARI AFRICA P Bag 114, Suite 57, Maun Tel: +267 686 1633 • Fax +267 686 1632 Email: safari@africanbushcamps.com Central Reservations, PO Box AC81 Ascot, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Tel: +263 9 234307 • Fax: +263 9 230582 Email: info@africanbushcamps.com www.africanbushcamps.com

Safari Africa operates luxury mobile camping safaris and Khwai Tented Camp. Its luxury mobile tented safaris are an authentic safari experience that offers twin-bedded luxury accommodation in spacious, insect-proof Meru-style tents, with bush-bucket shower/ toilet en-suite. This is an authentic Hemingway-style safari. Safari Africa runs mobile safaris throughout Botswana including the Central Kalahari, Nxai Pan, Moremi, Khwai and Chobe/Linyanti areas where guests will experience the authentic Africa brought to life by one of Botswana’s leading safari guides.

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SGS AFRICA Safari & Guide Services P Bag K39, Kasane Tel: +267 625 1754/0259 Fax: +267 625 0259 Skype: SGS Africa Email: reservations@sgsafrica.com Email: travel@botsnet.bw www.sgsafrica.com

Established in 1984, SGS Africa is one of the most experienced safari companies in Botswana. It is based in Kazungula, the meeting point of four of Africa’s major wildlife states – Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia – thus putting it right in the heart of safari country. SGS offers safaris in fi ve distinct comfort zones ranging from luxury camping to adventurous budget safaris. Its speciality is tailoring safaris to suit guests’ requirements rather than trying to shoehorn people into a pre-designed package that does not take account of special interests or travel dates.

c/o New Moon Investments P Bag 210, Maun Tel: +267 6861 667 Tel: +264 6125 1553 Fax: +264 6125 1883 Email: newmoon@info.bw www.southern-cross-safaris.com

Southern Cross Safaris specialises in the oldest and most original form of camping safaris. It uses off-road vehicles to roam landscapes which have been barely discovered, to be close to the African nature, its people and wildlife. Safaris offered by Southern Cross Safaris include ‘Zambia – the real untamed Africa – Special’, ‘Nomads at the Kunene’, ‘Highlights of 3 African countries – with Caprivi’, ‘Botswana’s Paradise from the Delta to Victoria Falls’, ‘Botswana’s Paradise into the Delta’, ‘Adventurous Kaokoland’, ‘Starlight – Southern Cross’, ‘The Lost World of the Kalahari’, ‘Contrasts of the Wilderness’ and ‘Cultures of Namibia’.

Guests can choose a mobile safari or request a combined mobile and lodge experience as well as a variety of activities from game drives, boat cruises, mekoro and much more. ineraries can also be organised based on a full lodge experience.

Travel is in specially adjusted Unimogs or Landcruisers, which are equipped with tanks to carry water and fuel, in order to be totally independent from any water and fuel recourse. This enables stays for longer periods of time in the most remote areas such as Moremi, Chobe and the Kaokoland.

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SWAMPLAND SAFARI TRAILS c/o Skatul Safaris, P Bag 350, Maun Tel: +267 686 5081 Cell: +267 7160 9993 Fax: +267 686 5081 Skype: swampland.safari.trails Email: umkulu@info.bw Email: swampsaf@iafrica.com www.swampsaf.com

Swampland Safari Trails is a mobile safari operation that specialises in tailor-made safaris. It is situated in Maun, at the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Swampland Safari Trails can arrange unforgettable safaris with an emphasis on nature as well as cultural aspects. Its in-depth knowledge of Botswana and its natural wonders ensures a memorable experience. Priding itself on its professionalism, Swampland Safari Trails aims to ensure that its clients derive the maximum satisfaction from their vacation. Its guides and staff love nature and strive to please by sharing this experience with the clients.

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SOUTHERN CROSS SAFARIS

THE WILD BEAUTIES OF BOTSWANA T/A KAZUMA TRAILS

PO Box 838, Kasane Tel: +267 7136 3653 Fax: +267 625 0725 Email: info@mobile-safaris.com

The Wild Beauties of Botswana (trading as Kazuma Trails) is owned and run by Antonette and David Carson. The company has a base in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and also in Kasane, Botswana. All trips are all tailor-made with a wide choice of options available. Accommodation options range from luxury safaris to safaris where guests fully participate in every aspect of the experience, including the putting up and breaking down of the camp.


PO Box 5, Kasane Tel: +267 625 0314 Fax: +267 625 0314 Email: thebe.accounts@chobenet.com www.theberiversafaris.co.za

Located on the banks of the picturesque Chobe River, Thebe River Safaris has retained a feeling of naturalness, echoing the surrounding bush by its rustic design. It is situated about 5 km from the Chobe National Park. Boat cruises are offered to view big game and birdlife without the dust of the road, while game drives are provided through one of Africa’s most spectacular parks. The game drives, Chobe day trips and overnight safaris are genuine African experiences, combining land and water game viewing from open vehicles and boats. Thebe River Safaris also specialises in original and tailor-made mobile safaris with a focus on the sights, smells and emotions of Botswana. Taking in the world-renowned game-filled reserves of Chobe, Savuti, Moremi, Okavango, Nxai Pan, Makgadikgadi and Deception Valley, this is true safari at its best.

Affiliated to The African Secrets Safari Co. PO Box 116, Maun Tel: +267 686 0300 Fax: +267 686 2932 Cell: +267 (0)71386170 Email: enquire@africansecrets.net

A family owned and run Botswana-registered company, Wild Attractions was launched in 1996 and now directs all mobile operations for The African Secrets Safari Co. Wild Attractions has the capacity to run a variety of safari options and offers alternatives to suit most enthusiasts’ requirements - utilising a range of complementary camp setups and vehicles. The company philosophy is that each safari should be individual, and therefore encourage tailored safaris – designing each tour in conjunction with guests and centered on their preferences.

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WILDERNESS DAWNING PO Box 22277, Maun Tel: +267 686 2962 Fax: +267 686 4220 Email: nic@wildernessdawning.com www.wildernessdawning.com

Wilderness Dawning is a Botswana-based safari company offering a wide variety of mobile safaris, from camping to luxury lodges. At Wilderness Dawning, safaris are a personal affair. With over 30 years of accumulated safari experience among the company’s directors, travellers can be sure they are in capable hands. Its vast experience in the safari industry allows it to provide safari accommodation combined with the best guides in the business. Wilderness Dawning camping safaris offers unrivalled guiding combined with an unspoilt wilderness experience. Its tailor-made safaris allow individuals or groups the freedom to choose the dynamics of the safari as well as catering for special interest groups, families and incentive groups. Alternatively, its luxury mobile safaris cater for individuals who enjoy that extra level of comfort. Mobile safaris offer a great overall experience as guests have their own private guide and vehicle for the duration of their trip.

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Wilderness Safaris’ Explorations is an innovative range of fully serviced cross-country safaris that recreate the sense of Africa of old. More than a century ago, the only way to experience this extraordinary continent was on a mobile safari. Specially designed tents, with pure cotton linen, stylish old metal finishes and refreshing amenities, add to the overall atmosphere and guest comfort. Explorations are unrivalled, using mostly private concessions and wildlife areas exclusive to guests of Wilderness Safaris. Noted for their passion and knowledge, the company’s guides are conservationists who lead each journey from start to finish, creating a seamless interpretive experience.A variety of travel modes, such as game drives, walking, mokoro, canoeing, boating and air charters, maximise every opportunity to view the the topography and diversity of Africa’s flora and fauna. Each itinerary has been carefully created to take account of the changing seasons, game movements and guest experience.

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TOUR OPERATORS

AT&T MONNAKGOTLA TRAVEL & TOURS

FOOTPRINTS AFRICA SAFARIS (PTY) LTD

PO Box 60474, Gaborone Tel: +267 393 8788 Fax: +267 350 0419 Email: at-t@monnakgotla.co.bw www.monnakgotla.co.bw

47b Molapo Crossing (above Dros) Gaborone (Contact: Wapula Pule-Matshambane) Tel: +267 393 2825 • Tel/Fax: +267 393 2837 Cell: +267 716 12267 Email: info@footprintsafricasafaris.com www.footprintsafricasafaris.com

AT&T Monnakgotla Travel & Tours is a trading division of AT&T Monnakgotla Transport (Pty) Ltd. It provides specialised fully serviced travel and tours within Botswana and the whole of southern Africa.

Footprints Africa Safaris is a 100 per cent citizen owned Botswana tour operator, specialising in Africa excursions, safaris and international travel and tours. As a specialist in hospitality and tourism industry it offers completely tailor-made tours of choice.

The company owns and operates a fleet of seven 28-seater minibuses as well as 60, 65, 70 and 76-seater luxury and executive buses.

The exciting combination of activities will satisfy everyone from nature to young at heart travellers and families. The company also serves the community based tourism projects based in Chobe, Linyanti, Tsodilo Hills, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi and Nata.

Its range of services includes airport shuttles and transfers, company travel services, community events and education services. Its tourism services include city tours of Gaborone, city excursions to destinations including Cape Town waterfront, Table Mountain and Robben Island and adventure safaris. All safaris are designed for those wishing to enjoy game drives, nature walks, horse safaris, bush braais, pony rides and elephant walks at attractive tourist venues such as Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Gaborone Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta.

Itineraries are offered in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Angola and include elephant back safaris, horse back safaris, mobile safaris, fishing safaris as well as quad bike and bicycle safaris in the Makgadikgadi Pans and walking safaris.

MAROON TOURS & SAFARIS PO Box 601264, Gaborone Tel/fax: +267 318 8121 Cell: +267 7189 3361 Email: info@maroonsafaris.co.bw Email: tendai@ maroonsafaris.co.bw www.maroonsafaris.co.bw

Maroon Tours & Safaris is a 100 per cent citizen-owned tours and safaris company based in Gaborone and offering tailor-made scenic and mobile safaris throughout Botswana and southern Africa. Specialising in year-round scenic tours and mobile safaris, it offers tailored packages, either for a group or just one person, with a host of experiences that can only be found in the sights and sounds of Africa. The company organises accommodation and offer transfers to and from airports and lodges as well as half-day and full-day city tours of Gaborone. Packages include wildlife, heritage and cultural tours in a real village life experience that allows guests to take part in the daily chores. All tours are conducted in the comfort of air conditioned saloons and coaches.Other services include door-to-door transport and chauffeur services.

SEABELO TRAVEL & TOURS (PTY) LTD PO Box 1837 Gaborone, Plot No. 17998, Gaborone West Industrial Site Tel: +267 395 7078 Cell: +267 7230 0114 Fax: +267 395 7077 Email: seabelo@seabelo.bw www.seabelo.bw

Seabelo Travel & Tours (Pty) Ltd is one of the best passenger service companies in Botswana in terms of quality offered to the travelling public. It offers accommodation and flight bookings for delegations coming to Botswana and the whole of Africa. In addition, it offers full and half-day tours for delegates visiting Botswana to increase tourism awareness. Other services include transfer services for delegates around Botswana and southern Africa, conferencing, workshop and team building.

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THE BOOKING COMPANY P Bag 0198, Maun Tel: +267 686 0022 Fax: +267 686 0037 Email: reservations@booking.co.bw www.experience-botswana.co.za www.thebookingcompany.net

The Booking Company is a small independent tour operator with its head office in Maun. Along with its sister organisation, the air charter company Safari Air, it has been in business since 1992, providing a personal and unbiased service to local and international tourists. The Booking Company can provide a range of services to the local and international traveller including lodge and hotel bookings, mobile safari bookings, Okavango Delta day trips, Moremi Game Reserve day trips, bush camping safaris, scenic flights, car hire, cultural tours and Air Botswana flight bookings in combination with a local safari package.

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UMPENGU TOURS & SAFARIS

TRL TRAVEL Plot 16076, Old Gaborone Rd P Bag F333, Francistown Tel: +267 240 6361 Fax: +267 240 6362 Email: travel@trl.co.bw

at liberty to fl y your way...

Plot 10, Pitse Road, Kazungula Industrial, Kasane, Chobe PO Box 189, Kasane, Botswana Tel: +267 6250069 • Fax: +267 6250069 Email: info@umpengu.com Email: umpengu@yahoo.com www.umpengu.com

TRL is a corporate travel management services company. Its investment in people and technology allows the corporation to set foundations for efficiency and return on travel investment for its clients.

Umpengu Tours & Safaris is situated in a little town of Kazungula in the Chobe District just 9 km from the tourist centre of Kasane and is a wholly citizen-owned company, managed and run by the owners – Walter and Keitumetse Chika.

A consistent quality delivery provides travellers with a broad range of resources to help them stay satisfied, productive and focused on their business objectives.

The pair decided to invest and make a commitment to the tourism industry, as they felt privileged to live in one of the most prolific wildlife and birding areas in Botswana, as well as being near the world famous Victoria Falls with easy access for visitors from both Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Whether clients require turnkey management of a meeting or convention, travel planning or a memorable corporate event, TRL’s team of consultants is there every step of the journey to offer a full continuum of services. TRL Travel is a 100 per cent citizen-owned company, the directors and shareholders being Abel and Dudu Khupe. The company falls under the Khupe Group of Companies, which incorporates Tati River Lodge among others and has created employment for over 300 Batswana and continues to grow.

The company was formed in 2005 and has since seen a steady growth in business, continually adding to the fleet of vehicles and boats in order to expand and improve quality of service. To date the operations of Umpengu Tours & Safaris involves taking tourists on day trips, transfers, boat cruises, game drives and mobile safaris around the country.

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SERVICES

AVIS BOTSWANA

BOTSWANA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

PO Box 790, Gaborone Tel: +267 397 5469/395 3745/391 3093 Fax: +267 391 2461/390 0445 Email: botswanares@avis.co.bw www.avis.com

P Bag 160, Gaborone Tel: +267 365 1300/3651 317 Fax: +267 390 3114 Email: enquiries@bdc.com www.bdc.bw

Avis Botswana is the only car rental company represented throughout Botswana. Its Head Office is in the commercial centre of Gaborone, with other offices at the airports in Francistown, Maun and Kasane. Maun and Kasane serve as useful links for travellers visiting the prime game viewing areas.

Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) was established in 1970 to be the country’s main agency for commercial and industrial development. The Government of Botswana owns 100 per cent of the issued share capital of the corporation.

Avis Botswana is connected to the international Avis Wizard computer network, giving it an unbeatable technology lead on its competitors. The Avis fleet has a wide variety of late model passenger motor vehicles from economical hatches to luxury sedans. For the leisure traveller, the range includes multi-seater minibuses as well as 4x4 vehicles – the obvious choice for a real safari experience. The 4x4s are equipped with long-range fuel tanks.

BDC’s role is to provide financial assistance to investors with commercially viable projects and to support projects that generate sustainable employment for Botswana and add to the skills of the local workforce. It also encourages participation in business ventures. Furthermore, BDC supports the development of viable businesses which use locally available resources, make products for export or to substitute imports, foster linkages with the local industry or contribute to the development of Botswana’s resources and overall economy.

The comprehensive Avis one-way rental means vehicles can be dropped off in South Africa or Windhoek in Namibia for an arranged fee.

BOTSWANA NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL PO Box 1404, Gaborone Tel: +267 395 3449 Fax: +267 390 1607 Email: sports@bnsc.co.bw www.bnsc.co.bw

In Botswana, all sports clubs, associations and federations fall under the control of one umbrella organisation the Botswana National Sports Council, which has existed as an independent body since 1965. Its objectives of promoting sport within Botswana and participating in sport outside Botswana are captured in its motto, “Sports for all, for leisure, health, employment and national pride.” The BNSC is the government’s way of extending resources to various sports associations and federations including: financial support, liaising with other government ministries and departments, and above all, policy formulation for sports development. The BNSC co-ordinates sports development, coaching and administration, while managing sports facilities and forging links with international sports bodies.

BUDGET RENT A CAR P Bag SK 5, Gaborone Tel: +267 390 2030 Fax: +267 390 2028 Cell: +267 7147 0386 Email: reservations@budget.co.za www.budget.co.za

Budget Rent a Car has a large network of over 75 branches strategically located throughout South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. In-terminal branches at all major airports ensure that, no matter how customers choose to reach their destination, Budget Rent a Car is never far away. The Budget Southern African fleet has over 8,000 cars, offering economy, luxury and speciality vehicles, all with an average age of six to nine months. World-class marques form an integral part of the fleet mix, with all vehicles offering the latest safety features. The Frequent Renter Programme enables Budget customers to earn free rental days from all Budget locations throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Whether renting for business or pleasure, the more rentals completed, the more free rental days are earned. Vehicles can be delivered to or collected from any area, subject to a pre-quoted fee that will depend on the estimated travel distance.

CATERPLUS Plot 20594 Block 3 P Bag 351 no. 232, Gaborone Tel: +267 392 4284 Fax: +267 392 3270 Email: sales@caterplus.co.bw

Caterplus are the preferred supplier to the food service industry and have been operating in Botswana since 1991. The company is a fully multi-temperature operation supplying an extensive range of products to customers throughout Botswana. The fleet of delivery vehicles are designed to carry frozen, chilled and dry products. The main aim is to make life as easy as possible for customers by receiving their total order from one reliable supplier. Caterplus have an international footprint, allowing for innovation and exciting fresh ideas from the company’s international partners and suppliers. The company are forward-thinking and up-to-date on worldwide food supplies and market trends.

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c/o Eastern Delights (Pty) Ltd P Bag 00364, Gaborone Tel: +267 316 1435 Fax: +267 350 0213 Email: taswika@currypot.co.bw

DISTELL BOTSWANA P Bag 351/293, Postnet, Kgaleview Gaborone

Eastern Delights (Pty) Ltd, trading as Curry Pot and Swiss Chalet, is a 100 per cent citizenowned company providing services in institutional catering and event catering.

Distell Botswana is a subsidiary of the Distell Group Ltd, South Africa’s premier producer and marketer of fine wines, spirits and ready to drinks.

Curry Pot Catering can cater for 10 different events of between 10 and 2,000 people per day. The catering ranges from graduation parties, weddings, board meetings, lunches and ambassadorial functions to institutional and industrial catering. The catering division is fully operational every day from 07.00 hours until late.

Distell offers spirits, including brandies, white spirits, gins, whiskies, and liqueurs under various brands, such as Amarula Cream, Van Ryn’s Collection, Klipdrift, Oude Meester, and Mainstay.

The Swiss Chalet, the premier Continental cuisine restaurant, comprises a patio, a terrazzo and a Country Crash Site Bar. The restaurant can accommodate about 90 people seated, the patio 30, the terrazzo 100, the Crash Site 150 and the surroundings up to 1,000.

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The company’s wine portfolio comprises ultra/super premium wines, premium wines, wine aperitifs, basic wines, perle wines, sparkling wines, and Methode Cap Classique wines.

Curry Pot Catering also provides daily institutional and industrial catering at Molepolole College of Education for 640 students during school terms and at Naledi Secondary School for 1,500 students. It also runs the Airport Snack Bar.

FAIRGROUNDS HOLDINGS Plot 50381 (off Machel Drive) P Bag B03, Gaborone Tel: +267 (0)397 5555 Fax: +267 (0)3956760; 390426 www.fairgroundholdings.com

INTER-CARGO SERVICES (PTY) LTD (ICS) PO Box 301562, Tlokweng Tel: +267 390 2210 Fax: +267 390 2212 Email: sheilam@botsnet.bw

Fairground Holdings operates the Botswana Conference & Exhibition Centre a versatile venue for conferences, fairs and exhibitions.

Inter-Cargo Services (Pty) Ltd (ICS) is a global, dynamic and vibrant aviation consulting firm offering world-class aviation management, consultancy and training.

The company also organise key annual events including the Botswana Consumer Fair, the ITEX information technology exhibition, and FOBEX the food and beverage exhibition.

ICS offers a variety of aviation management and consulting services, and has a strong background on safety oversight, airline commercial activities and refurbishment of both interior and exterior of aircrafts. The company aims to improve the landscape of African aviation in the consultancy and management sphere by providing professional services. ICS is also in partnership with other international aviation organisations and institutions to expand their horizons and maintain international standards.

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PONY TRANSPORT (BOTSWANA)

P Bag BR 256, Gaborone Tel: +267 390 3066 Fax: +267 390 2117 Email: medrescue@Info.bw www.mri.co.bw

P Bag 093, Maun 604 Phala, St, Boseja Industrial Area, Maun Tel: +267 (0)686 0618; 686 2067 Fax: +267 (0)686 5572 Email: ponytransport@gmail.com

Medical Rescue International Botswana (MRIB) was incorporated in Botswana in March 1992 as part of the MRI Holding Group. The company’s principal business is providing emergency medical rescue operations throughout Botswana.

Pony Transport (Botswana) Pty Ltd has been servicing the safari industry since 1986. The company offer road transport services, are distributors of fuel and lubricant and provide warehousing and logistic facilities.

MRIB has over 12 years’ experience in ground and air evacuation, transport and medical assistance. The company works in co-operation with similar organisations in the southern African region and internationally. The essence of MRIB is a 24-hour call centre in Gaborone, with support bases in Maun and Francistown. The call centre is manned 24 hours a day, all year round, by a team of highly skilled nurses, paramedics, call centre agents and doctors.

In terms of infrastructure, Pony Transport provides forklifts, cranes, workshops, parts, mobile storage and waste oil disposal. All these services aim to support clients in the smooth running of their day to day operations.

MRIB also has access to rapid response vehicles, ambulances and fi xed-wing aircraft/ helicopters to ensure an efficient and effective response. In September 1998 MRIB became the world’s first medical assistance company to go public when it was listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange.

The company’s impressive fleet of vehicles includes 4x4 and 6x6 trucks, tractors and freight boats. By investing in staff training, environmental awareness, and appropriate equipment for operating in and around the Okavango Delta, Pony Transport is becoming the transport provider of choice throughout Botswana.

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REAL TIME SAFARI (PTY) LTD PO Box 202630, Gaborone Tel: +267 395 6494 Fax: +267 395 6493 Email: sales@realtime.bz

The Real Time Safari (Pty) Ltd campsite provides tented accommodation with impeccably designed tents and all the smartest facilities. Camping packages prices per night are great value for money. Real Time Safari constantly price-check their packages to ensure they offer the best deal for customers. The aim is to ensure all customers have a stress free and enjoyable camping experience. The company are also camping equipment suppliers, such as BBQs, fold-away chairs, water-proof mattresses, high-quality tents, camping tables and torches.

SATIB AFRICA BOTSWANA c/o Grantham Office Park , Keynsham Avenue, Umhlanga, South Africa PO Box 250, Umhlanga Rocks 4320 Tel: +31 562 1880 Tel: +267 317 0574 (Botswana) Email seamus@satib.co.bw www.satib.co.za

Acknowledged as Africa’s leading insurance brokerage, providing risk solutions to the tourism, hospitality and wildlife industries, SATIB Africa has opened a new office in Gaborone.

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Underwriting security is provided through Tourism Risk Underwriting (TRU), which has the backing of certain underwriting syndicates at Lloyd’s of London, along with local insurers. This enables SATIB Africa Botswana to provide the Botswana market with unparalleled service and a comprehensive safari and tourism Insurance programme.

SHELL OIL BOTSWANA PO Box 334, Gaborone Tel: +267 3953 025 Fax: +267 3973 155 Email: boitumelo.b.sekwababe@shell.co.za

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With over 100,000 employees in more than 100 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. As a major player in Botswana’s economy, Shell recognises it has a role to play in the development of Botswana beyond its core business operations.

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SOLAHART BOTSWANA PO Box 20076, Gaborone Tel: +267 392 2 795; 392 3042 Fax: +267 392 4923 Email: fchavaphi@solahart.co.bw Email: solahart@it.bw

Solahart Botswana has over 30 year’s experience in solar water heating and are widely considered a market leader in the industry. All solar water heating systems provided by Solahart Botswana are designed to efficiently collect the sun’s available energy and use it to provide hot water to homes. Installing solar water heating to a house or business can reduce up to 90% of water heating costs and save the environment by reducing up to 4 tonnes of green house gases per system per year.


DESTINATION SOUTH (PTY) LTD

P Bag 098, Maun Tel: +267 686 2671 Fax: +267 686 2671 Email: debbie@mochaba.net

P Bag 351, Maun Tel: +267 686 1875; 680 0155 Fax: +267 686 1875 Email: dessouth@info.bw

The Botswana Wildlife Management Association (BWMA) promotes the welfare of the wildlife industry in Botswana by all possible means and has established a platform for the industry to facilitate contact with the government, its ministries and departments concerned with wildlife and land use and with associations and societies concerned with conservation of the natural environment of Botswana.

Destination South was founded by Alan Michael Schmidt, who has over 25 years of professional hunting experience.

BWMA provides statistics and information on the activities of the wildlife industry to government, local councils, land boards and other interested parties. As well as promoting and safeguarding the interests of the wildlife industry and members of the association, including many tourism and safari companies, the association has established a code of conduct for members.It also works with and assists the Department of Wildlife & National Parks and other governmental organisations and interested entities.

Tonunga Camp, in the controlled hunting area, CT1, is in the central district of Botswana and is one of the largest hunting concession areas in the country. The major trophy in this area is elephant. Owing to the remoteness and inaccessibility of the concession, the serious trophy hunter has an excellent chance of big ivory. Other species found in the area include lion, leopard, buffalo, eland, gemsbok, kudu, impala, zebra, duiker, steenbok and giraffe.

MOKOLODI WILDLIFE FOUNDATION P Bag 0457, Gaborone Tel: +267 316 1955 Fax: +267 316 5488 Email: info@mokolodi.com www.mokolodi.com

The Mokolodi Wildlife Foundation was formed in 1991 with the aim of promoting wildlife conservation and environmental education for the children of Botswana.

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The first project of the foundation was the creation of the Mokolodi Nature Reserve in 1994 on 30 sq km of donated land outside Gaborone. In addition to naturally occurring animal species such as warthogs, kudu and a variety of snakes, several species have been reintroduced, including zebra, giraffe, eland, ostrich, hippos and rhinos. The reserve contains Botswana’s only wild cheetah transit station for the relocation of ‘problem’ cheetahs brought in by ranchers, and four young, orphaned African elephants who are being raised as a joint venture with the Serendib Elephant Orphanage. The philosophy behind Mokolodi Nature Reserve is that income from tourism and the sustainable use of wildlife and natural resources is used to subsidise the conservation projects and the environmental education programme.

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CONSERVATION & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

BOTSWANA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

P Bag 00376, Plot 594, Ext. 4, Gaborone Tel/Fax: +267 391 3709 Email: st@somatiko.org.bw www.somatiko.org.bw

Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana) is a member-based environmental non-governmental organisation in Gaborone. Its aim is to raise awareness of environmental issues through awareness-raising events and demonstration projects. ST consists of a small, dedicated staff and hundreds of committed volunteer members who undertake numerous environmental awareness-raising activities throughout the community each year. ST operates through four sub-committees – environmental planning, resource conservation, waste management and PR and fundraising – made up of volunteer members. The organisation has nearly 100 members and donors. They include government agencies, banks, private companies and multinationals.

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ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS:

BANKING HOURS: Mon to Fri 8.30 am

Districts; Central, Ghanzi, Kgalagadi,

to 2.30 pm; Wed 8.00am to 12.00pm; Sat

Kgatleng, Kweneng, Northwest, Northeast,

8.00 am to 10.45 am.

Southeast and Southern. Town councils; Francistown, Gaborone, Jwaneng,

BUSINESS HOURS: Mon to Fri 8.00 am

Lobatse, and Selebi-Pikwe

to 5.00 pm.

AREA: 569,582 sq km (219,916 sq mi)

CAPITAL: Gaborone

BORDERING COUNTRIES: Namibia,

CLIMATE: Semi-arid. Rainy seasons,

plug types accepted; Square-pin plugs and

Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

November to March. and September to

three round-pin plugs.

ELECTRICITY: 230 volts AC 50 Hz. Two

November; dry seasons, May to August. Mean annual temperatures typically range

EXCHANGE RATE: BWP 6.4 per US

around 25째C (77째F) exceeds 30째C (86째F).

dollar (2011)

Early mornings and evenings may be cold and frosty, particularly in the Kalahari.

HISTORY: Botswana gained independence from Britain in 1966, maintaining

CURRENCY: Pula (BWP)

its Commonwealth membership. It has achieved steady economic growth

ETHNIC GROUPS: Tswana,

through agricultural and diamond reserves.

Kalanga, Basarwa and Kgalagadi, Khoisan

Botswana remains a peaceful and stable

and European.

nation of remarkable natural beauty.

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GEOGRAPHY: Botswana is landlocked

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 1 January, Good

and encompasses salt pans, diamond-rich

Friday, Easter Monday, 1 May (Labour

deserts and flood plains. A sizable propor-

Day), 2 June (Ascension Day), 1 July (Sir

tion of the country – over 38 per cent – is

Seretse Khama Day), 18 July (President’s

given over to national parks, reserves and

Day), 30 September (Botswana Day), 25

private concessions.

December (Christmas Day), 26 December (Boxing Day).

LANGUAGES: The official languages are English and Setswana. The national

POPULATION: 1,990,876 (estimated in

language is Setswana.

July 2009) INTERNATIONAL DIALLING CODE: +267 TIME: GMT +1. TOPOGRAPHY: The flat RELIGIONS: Christian 70 per cent, others including indigenous beliefs 30 per cent.

southern African plateau covers much of the country, with an average elevation of 1,006 metres. Along the western border with Nambia are dry scrub lands. The

EXPORTS: Diamonds, copper,

eastern frontier is mainly savanna grass-

nickel, beef and textiles.

lands, while the southwest is dominated by the Kalahari Desert. The north is home

IMPORTS: Food, machinery, electrical goods, vehicles and fuel.

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