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Josephine Bestic
This month I had an incredible opportunity to join the CITW Namibia Team on their annual camps.  Over eight days, 47 amazing children from three schools were hosted at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, located in the Palmwag Concession.  The whole environment was just extraordinary.  The children were warmly welcomed with song and dance by...
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Botswana guide Ollie Porote volunteered at this year’s Vumbura Plains Eco-Club camp. I was at Vumbura Plains at the beginning of December to help share our interpretation of nature with local Eco-Club schoolchildren. Vumbura Plains North guides and I presented interesting and instructive lessons on the formation of the Okavango Delta formation and its biomes....
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Anyone familiar with Mashatu’s classic Limpopo bushveld will immediately recognise these glorious landscapes, and have a deep appreciation for the amazing experience these children have had. Thank you Angelica Mills for these lovely moments from what is a truly life-changing experience for these rural children!
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An update from Kirsty van der Want from our CITW Namibia annual camp at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, where just one of the lessons the children have is on the fascinating, endemic welwitschia, the country’s national plant. Children arrive in campLearning about welwitschiaDamaraland skyDesert-adapted black rhino They also had a thrilling walk to see Critically...
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Don Heyneke is the co-founder of Escape Safari Co, an intimate specialist safari travel company that offers tailor-made, once-in-a-lifetime safaris that are “inspired by curiosity.” He is also an avid mountain biker, and has attended the Nedbank Tour de Tuli twice as a Cyclist Leader. So what better adventure for Don to join us on,...
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During November, our YES and Eco-Clubs engaged in a tree-planting and caring campaign. Working jointly with Root to Fruit, a number of centres were targeted, and demonstrations on how to plant and care for the trees were held. Community members, nearby schools and village-based organisations were invited. The main objective for the campaigns was to...
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Nottingham Estate is a privately owned citrus farm in Zimbabwe, set on the banks of the Limpopo River close to Beitbridge, with a rich family history going back to 1953. The estate is one of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli’s most popular waypoints, and owners Byron and Ingrid Knotts are very involved with the Tour;...
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Children in the Wilderness Eco-Club members participated in a bird-counting exercise in Liwonde National Park with Dr Tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa, a volunteer Conservation and Research Officer for the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), the national partner of BirdLife in Malawi. Tiwonge has been honoured with the International Young Conservationist Award for her inspiring work...
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Children in the Wilderness Zambezi held its annual camp at Davison’s Camp, Hwange National Park, recently. The camp was a huge success, with 32 children from five schools in attendance. The Mother Bear Project has generously donated bears to CITW over the last few years, and it has become a tradition that every student receives...
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