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Namibia
Wilderness Damaraland Camp was delighted to host Miss Namibia 2023, Jameela |Uiras and facilitate her reintroduction to her to her cultural roots in this breath-taking landscape. Damaraland Camp is extremely proud of its three-decade partnership with the Torra Conservancy, and the positive impact the joint venture has had on the communities here. During her visit,...
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From 18-21February, a number of familiar faces from our Wilderness family arrived in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where all our regions were represented during two power days at our 2024 Impact workshop. The last comparable event took place eight years ago, underlining the significance of this event. Gathering an impressive 32 staff, it was great to...
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From 4-8 December 2023, Children in the Wilderness Namibia (CITW) held its annual December Eco-Club camp at the Namib Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET), located 100 km south of Sesriem/Sossusvlei in the Hardap Region in Southern Namibia. The idea was to expose our North-Western Eco-Clubs to the Namib Sand Sea World Heritage Site, as inscribed by...
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On Wednesday, 8 November 2023, CITW Namibia ventured into an exciting new partnership with Michelle McLean Primary School, for its first ever urban Eco-Club in Namibia. The aim is not only to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of children in Windhoek, but also to grow the programme and ensure that each Wilderness...
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Pack for a Purpose (PfaP) encourages travellers to make a difference by bringing essential supplies for the communities they are visiting. These meaningful contributions go a very long way in helping rural communities worldwide, including many in Namibia. Wilderness’ PfaP guests jump on board right away, extending their generosity and assisting Children in the Wilderness...
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22 September is a special annual day dedicated to raising awareness about the threats the rhinoceros population faces and how the world can come together and protect these endangered species. Rhinos are more than just their horns. In Namibia, the work of Wilderness’ Impact pillars – Education, Empowerment and Protection – is channelled through Children...
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We celebrate World Lion Day on 10 August every year in order to shed light on the declining lion populations of the world. This wild big cat is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN’s (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species. Namibia is home to a small, unique desert-adapted lion population...
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Rangers are the backbone of conservation in Namibia, as they are on the frontline of protecting and safeguarding our wildlife, and national parks and landscapes. 31 July 2023 is dedicated to rangers worldwide. Namibian rangers contribute to the country’s conservation successes, which include among others, the remarkable recovery of wildlife numbers across the country, in...
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Driven by Wilderness Namibia Impact Manager, Agnes Tjirare, the Community Engagement team implemented funded community gardens following the pandemic’s food insecurity and loss of jobs in the ultra-remote north-west of the country. Communities have now been producing their own food sustainably for the past three years, from these amazing (thriving!) vegetable gardens, from Sesfontein all...
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A pair of shoes is one of the most basic, but important human needs – protecting our feet against the adversities of the environment. All around the world, a pair of shoes is required as a part of a school uniform, but due to poverty millions of children go barefoot. After seeing children attend school...
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