Safari Trends Botswana

Botswana, where a sense of adventure comes alive

Our Strategy

Purpose - To be a specialist in providing bespoke Safari packages in Botswana by providing excellent services, building customer relationships and trust. Vision - To provide quality services that exceeds the expectations of our esteemed customers.

Our Mission Statement

To build long term relationships with our customers and clients and provide exceptional customer services by pursuing business through innovation and personal customer care.

Our Work

We provide bespoke Safari packages to Global Agents including exclusive private camps with a door to door Air travel solution, through IATA provided by our partner company Travel Trends.

Who we are

Safari Trends Botswana has been established as a Destination Management Company (DMC) for Botswana, with future possible expansion into Zambia and Zimbabwe. It will be one of three DMC’s in Botswana. Recruitment of Global Agents will be supported by attending industry travel shows/expos (BTTE, ITB, Indaba), which create a personal nature of the relationship, through face to face meetings. The contact with agents will be provided via e-mail and telephone services in an efficient and professional manner. The relationship with our international agent’s further benefits from our bi-lingual team.

Background and Development

Safari Travel is one of the most sought-after forms of tourism given its unique products and potentially disappearing animal offerings. There are numerous tour operators working Globally to see Botswana but only two local DMC’s and we are the only one that focus’s 100% on Botswana only, thus given you a unique service experience. Safari Trends may be new to the market, but we are in no way new to the industry as our MD has over 38 years of experience in the travel industry in Botswana.

Present Conditions

We understand that being the new DMC in Botswana we have to do it better, we have to do it with passion and pride but above all, we have to do it with the understanding that you, our valued clients, have a choice and there is no business, like repeat business!

Fred McDonald

Fred is a well-known personality in the Southern Africa Travel Market, and has been in the Retail Travel Industry in Botswana for past 38 years, originally from Zambia Fred worked for a number of prominent Travel Companies through the region, he formed Travelwise in 1992 and recently sold out to form Travel Trends which specializes in Airline Representation, Independent Travel Consultants & Safaris Botswana.

Fred currently sits on the Air Botswana Board and is involved in all aspects of the Industry, African Safaris Botswana is his latest and most exciting venture whereby he hopes to bring the World closer to the Tourism gems within our beautiful country that is Botswana.

Lara Benne

Lara is originally from Germany but moved to Botswana two years ago after graduating from university in Scotland with a degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Lara has worked in all aspects of the Industry specializing Hotels and Lodges with specific emphasis on Travel Agents & Tour operators.

She has seen her fair share of beautiful places whether it was on her gap year in Australia after school, or all over Europe while living there, but nothing quite like Africa.

She will ensure that you will experience the beauty of Africa on your bespoke journey with friendly and efficient service in either English or German.

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