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Josephine Bestic
Cathy Kays, co-owner of The Jao Reserve in Botswana’s wild and beautiful Okavango Delta, shared an impressive fact with us… did you know, the Kays’ magical Jacana Camp has hosted Children in the Wilderness camps every year since 2002! That’s some two decades of changing children’s lives through inspiring positive action, hosting a total of...
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Children in the Wilderness aims to increase rural children’s understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of natural environments, as well as to encourage them by demonstrating the opportunities that exist for them. The programme is designed to increase self-esteem, teach new skills and impart knowledge to our children. Enjoy these magical moments from our...
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Children in the Wilderness Zambezi is in the process of establishing a green village in Jabulani – a community located 20 kilometres from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The aim of this initiative is to bring together people who are interested in establishing income-generating projects that are environmentally friendly, thus helping reduce waste that goes to landfill....
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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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