By

Josephine Bestic
On the 26th of June, Wilderness Safaris donated 150 food hampers to Matlapana village in Botswana’s North-West District near Maun.  Valued at P78 500, the donation was handed into the care of the Kgosi, Village Development Committee (VDC) and the social workers, and will provide much-needed support to identified vulnerable families who have been most...
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At a glance, this infographic provides an illuminating overview of the impact the Tour’s fundraising has on the Children in the Wilderness programme! Thank you to the riders, sponsors, donors and volunteers – without you none of it is possible!
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Wilderness Safaris operates in six African countries, and the CITW Zambezi operation covers Zambia and Zimbabwe. All of Wilderness Safaris’ camps are featured on the Pack for a Purpose website, and we are so fortunate to receive many items from guests through Pack for a Purpose. Our guests have shown considerable generosity and support for...
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Tshwaragano Primary School is home to Fern Brasem’s Children in the Wilderness urban Eco-Club in Gaborone. “They appealed to me with a wish list of items to help them welcome the rest of the children back to school (there are over 1 000 precious souls in this school)”, says Fern. “I called a local company...
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Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie arranged a donation from CITW of a “no touch” foot-pumped hand sanitiser dispenser for the central area/entrance for each school in the cluster, including Gobojango JSS and Mathathane – Badale JSS. MabolweBadale Tanya noted that each school already has six thermometers per school donated by Steve and Maggie Lansdown, but...
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In the face of these challenging times, Wilderness Safaris Botswana, together with the Botswana government, community leaders and a handful of generous donors, have made it possible to bring tremendous relief to rural communities affected by COVID-19. Having been reliant on ecotourism, these villages are facing a tough financial reality, with food shortages increasingly prevalent....
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As well as being a founder Tour de Kruger rider, Nedbank Tour de Tuli stalwart Miles Crisp is a former CITW Board member and long-standing – and greatly appreciated – supporter of our programme. He has in fact been a social mountain-biker for almost twenty-five years, and has always loved the freedom that his bike...
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Being part of the volunteer team on the Nedbank Tour de Tuli is certainly an honour and privilege. I enjoy coming back each year, as the Tour gives me the opportunity to be part of a network of people who are dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives – not only for the riders,...
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CITW Zambezi has started distributing reusable face masks, and have so far donated to the following entities around Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Old People’s HomeZimbabwe Immigration (for town office, two border posts, and the airport)Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management AuthorityVictoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit All those who received masks were so grateful and excited at the...
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Here’s another marvellously nostalgic look back at a CITW annual camp – this one at Kalamu Camp in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, in 2012. “Kalamu in South Luangwa is such a magical place. For me, it brought back memories of when Rob and I started our hospitality careers, as our first job was assisting...
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