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January 2020 – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) recently announced that the 2018 Nedbank Tour de Tuli promotional video has won the Best South African Film in Sports Tourism category at the International Tourism Film Festival Africa awards.   “We are delighted to have won this award at the first International Tourism Film Festival Africa...
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Born in Mochudi in southern Botswana, Moalosi is the youngest of a family of six, including his parents, a sister and two brothers.  He is a traveller at heart, with a fascination for cultures and languages. For the past six years, he has dedicated his life to learning, observing, absorbing and sharing his experiences from...
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Out now, Eco-Stars is an annual Children in the Wilderness publication, providing readers with an overview of the programme, and the opportunity to meet some of its Eco-Stars and learn more about their regional successes. In this, our fourth edition of Eco-Stars, we bring you snippets from our programmes across the regions, some updates on...
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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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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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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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“Let’s meet Botswana’s Auntie Kei”, writes her fellow Eco-Mentor, Lesley. “She was an Eco-Club member at Gunotsoga Primary School and a camper in 2009 at Jacana Camp when I first met her in 2017 during her interview to further her studies at the Southern African Wildlife College (sponsored by CITW). I saw passion in her...
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Writing and photos by Angelica Mills Children in the Wilderness Bobirwa operates within the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) hosted another successful back-to-back series of Eco-Club camps at Serolo Camp in Tuli Wilderness. Tuli Wilderness kindly donated one week of accommodation, from 27 September – 5 October 2019, for the CITW...
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Children in the Wilderness Bobirwa recently hosted children from Motlhabaneng and Lentswe-le-Moriti Eco-Clubs. Every year Serolo Safari Camp in the Tuli Wilderness closes to tourists in order to sponsor two full camps (eight nights for 16 children plus 11 x Eco-Mentors, all-inclusive) for CITW Bobirwa. The children had amazing wildlife sightings, making the learning so...
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Lesh Moiteela, Botswana Cultural Ambassador & Community Relationship Manager reports from Maun: “We are excited to have started working towards, and indeed, are already achieving, some of our four year Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana strategic goals, particularly those of ensuring adequate and ongoing fundraising, as well as engaging staff with materials and background...
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