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Namibia
Deep in Namibia’s far north-western Kunene Region you will find Otjinungua, set on the Marienfluss Conservancy, and some 340 km from the closest town, Opuwo. Here, arguably Namibia’s most isolated group of Himba live. The distance, access and harsh environment makes it challenging for these residents to have the same quality of life that other...
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Wilderness Damaraland Camp has been a model for community-based conservation initiatives since 1996 – an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Namibia and the neighbouring Torra Conservancy. Here, guests can visit De Riet village, and meet the residents – our partners – many of whom are staff members and other service providers for the camp. A few...
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As part of Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s ongoing mission to support Serra Cafema’s neighbours in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy in north-west Namibia, the company – in co-operation with various donors and other stakeholders – recently presented a fully-fitted mobile clinic worth NAD1.5 million to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services. The handover took place...
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April 2022 – Empowers Africa, a non-profit and Wilderness Safaris’ fiscal 501c partner in the United States, recently donated USD10 000 from proceeds of their COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser to the Wilderness Wildlife Trust’s Maltahöhe Community Project. This grant has enabled Wilderness to provide sufficient food hampers to sustain 70 families of four for a month;...
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A Wilderness Safaris guest visited a Himba village close to Serra Cafema, and came across a Himba mom with a young baby who has albinism.  The guest felt the need to help the mom with the necessary sunscreen and other needs for the baby, and when they returned to Windhoek, they bought the supplies and...
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It’s been a busy few months, but most rewarding! To date, we’ve distributed a total of 2 540 food parcels, impacting 10 160 community members.  We’ve also added the Daweb Constituency, covering Maltahohe, to the usual five north-west partner conservancies. Otjinungua Mobile School was also included in the Marienfluss Conservancy distribution, as the school only...
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A few months ago after bountiful harvests, CITW Namibia supplied more vegetable seeds and additional fruit trees to partner schools and community gardens around Sesfontein. We also decided to move the school gardens to a few selected community homes to ensure that the gardens are cared for during school and public holidays.  The results have...
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Youth are our future – destined to be our planet’s custodians, a role now more critical than ever. Twenty years ago Wilderness Safaris made a commitment to rural African children by founding Children in the Wilderness (CITW), our non-profit partner organisation offering life skills training, leadership development, and environmental education to children from remote villages...
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Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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