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Desert & Delta – Introducing CARES Philosophy

Their Desert & Delta Safaris CARES Philosophy is about how they develop the human potential of the people of Botswana while protecting their natural heritage.

This is not a new philosophy, but their opportunity to share the story of the foundation on which Desert & Delta Safaris was built. The CARES Philosophy is an exciting new platform for their staff, travellers and industry partners around the world. It forms an integral part of everything from training to how they deliver the guest experience and underpins the way in which they operate both now and into the future.

Established in 1982, Desert & Delta Safaris was one of the first safari lodge operators to be established in Botswana.
Desert & Delta Safaris formed part of the first tourism enterprise to be listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange in 1999.

A few years later Desert & Delta Safaris became the first safari operator of its kind to be managed entirely by Botswana Citizens. Not only are these luxury camps run exclusively by Batswana, today more than half of the senior management at the properties are women. Given the current state of female empowerment and local ownership in tourism in Africa, this is a significant benchmark.

Add to that a breakthrough in introducing solar powered electric safari boats & vehicles into Africa at Chobe Game Lodge, their CARES philosophy shows how successful they can be if they bring people and environmental awareness together.

These CARES principles have been at the heart of their success over the past 36 years in developing one of the world’s leading Sustainable Tourism companies.

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