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CITW Botswana will be running a Conservation Science Camp for rural girls in Eretsha village from April 18 -23 2021. The camp, which is part of a one-year project funded by the US Embassy in Botswana, is intended to encourage and empower school-going girls in rural areas to develop their interest in environmental conservation, and...
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A graduate of the Children in the Wilderness eco-camp programme, Otto’s association with Wilderness Safaris began on the Jao Reserve, after being invited to attend a CITW annual camp at Jacana, where his mother was working as a Trainee Manager. But let’s start at the beginning… A “child of the Delta”, Otto was born in...
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In 2017 photographer Angelica Mills and CITW Bobirwa had the great good fortune to meet each other! Our Bobirwa Cluster annual camp at Mashatu was her first time volunteering as an Eco-Mentor, and here she shares a few wonderful memories from this watershed experience. “Your destiny is to fulfil those things upon which you focus...
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Photographer and annual camp Eco-Mentor volunteer Angelica Mills shares some standout moments from the Bobirwa Cluster’s 2018 annual camp… “See the world through the eyes of your inner child. The eyes that sparkle in awe and amazement as they see love, magic and mystery in the most ordinary things”. – Henna Sohali      
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Photographer and CITW Eco-Mentor volunteer, Angelica Mills, describes a few of the amazing moments experienced on the Bobirwa Cluster’s 2019 annual camp held at Mashatu Game Reserve. The children often arrive feeling shy and unsure of what lies ahead but after the first song, lots of hugs and high-fives, they start to bounce with excitement...
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We are thrilled to announce that registrations for the 2021 edition of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli are filling fast, since opening in late 2020. The Tour is a multi-day mountain bike ride, with riders experiencing unspoiled wilderness areas in the three African countries comprising the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA): South Africa, Zimbabwe...
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The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) COVID-Relief food drive is the hardest drive of all our Botswana outreaches – not in terms of the volume of food parcels that need to be delivered, but the sheer expanse of kilometres that need to be covered, and the extremely rough terrain to get to these remote villages....
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Earlier this month a fantastic gift of 395 school books from Manase Construction was offered to the Tuli Conservation Trust (TCT) for direct donation to Motlhabaneng Primary School. On Friday morning, 11 December, CITW Bobirwa Progamme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie and the TCT’s Eloise Holton delivered the books to the primary school. Some of the books...
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October 2020 – As many rural communities in Botswana continue to struggle with the economic effects of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris, together with its non-profit partner Children in the Wilderness (CITW), distributed a third round of food parcels to vulnerable families within the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), as well as Habu and Sankoyo villages, and communities...
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In a continued drive to aid rural communities in Botswana, Wilderness Safaris donated additional consignments of essential supplies to Tsodilo Hills and the Okavango Community Trust villages at the end of August 2020. Thanks to generous support from past guests, friends, trade partners and Wilderness Safaris staff and Chairman’s Foundation, 1 820 food hampers have...
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