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Agnes Tjirare
Wilderness Damaraland Camp was delighted to host Miss Namibia 2023, Jameela |Uiras and facilitate her reintroduction to her to her cultural roots in this breath-taking landscape. Damaraland Camp is extremely proud of its three-decade partnership with the Torra Conservancy, and the positive impact the joint venture has had on the communities here. During her visit,...
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On Wednesday, 8 November 2023, CITW Namibia ventured into an exciting new partnership with Michelle McLean Primary School, for its first ever urban Eco-Club in Namibia. The aim is not only to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of children in Windhoek, but also to grow the programme and ensure that each Wilderness...
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Driven by Wilderness Namibia Impact Manager, Agnes Tjirare, the Community Engagement team implemented funded community gardens following the pandemic’s food insecurity and loss of jobs in the ultra-remote north-west of the country. Communities have now been producing their own food sustainably for the past three years, from these amazing (thriving!) vegetable gardens, from Sesfontein all...
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In late 2022, Wilderness guests Beth and Terry Marbach journeyed to Namibia, bringing with them a whopping 70 pounds (some 32 kg) of back-to-school supplies. Namibia Impact Manager Agnes Tjirare handed over the wonderful donation to the teachers at Jacob Basson Combined School in Bergsig in the second week of February. What a difference these...
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Our high school scholarship students at Elias Amxab Combined School were excited to receive their annual supplies last week! This year’s supplies include additional bedding and toiletries, thanks to a small surplus available from the Covid-19 community relief fund. The children are looking forward to the academic year, and are ready to work hard and...
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CITW Namibia’s Agnes Tjirare reports on an innovative poultry project she has facilitated in the Marienfluss Conservancy, funded by P E Minerals (Pty) Ltd. The project has both broiler and laying chickens, and the community members plan to sell their produce to the nearby lodges and self-drive visitors, to generate revenue for their school feeding...
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Deep in Namibia’s far north-western Kunene Region you will find Otjinungua, set on the Marienfluss Conservancy, and some 340 km from the closest town, Opuwo. Here, arguably Namibia’s most isolated group of Himba live. The distance, access and harsh environment makes it challenging for these residents to have the same quality of life that other...
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Wilderness Damaraland Camp has been a model for community-based conservation initiatives since 1996 – an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Namibia and the neighbouring Torra Conservancy. Here, guests can visit De Riet village, and meet the residents – our partners – many of whom are staff members and other service providers for the camp. A few...
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As part of Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s ongoing mission to support Serra Cafema’s neighbours in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy in north-west Namibia, the company – in co-operation with various donors and other stakeholders – recently presented a fully-fitted mobile clinic worth NAD1.5 million to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services. The handover took place...
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