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Recognising the plight of Wilderness Safaris communities in Zimbabwe after the devastating loss of tourism income from COVID lockdowns, in 2020 Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Safaris Zambezi quickly set up a regional Conservation Heroes relief programme to assist their neighbours with food and other essential supplies. Their latest outreach was conducted in September...
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Recognising the plight of Wilderness Safaris communities in Zimbabwe after the devastating loss of tourism income from COVID lockdowns, in 2020 Children in the Wilderness Zambezi quickly set up a regional Conservation Heroes relief programme to assist their neighbours with food and other essential supplies. Their most recent outreach was conducted in partnership with WildAid....
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This week, another 200 boxes of books were delivered to 17 schools around Victoria Falls. As schools have just opened, after being closed since June, the delivery was a welcome surprise for them all, and we were met with elation and gratitude from the school heads. One lovely thank you message read: “Thank you for...
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As part of its Conservation Heroes COVID-relief drive, Wilderness Safaris Botswana is distributing a further 1 300 food hampers to vulnerable families in over 10 communities during September 2021. Since the start of the campaign in April 2020, the company has distributed more than 224 tonnes of food to 12 different settlements and communities across...
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Regular followers of our updates might remember our post about Otto Jensen, an inspiring young Trainee Camp Manager whose love for the wilderness was affirmed when he attended a CITW annual camp at Jacana in 2004. Today we are thrilled to share the news that he has graduated from his Lodge Management Training with flying...
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Last week Friday, 27 August, the Wilderness Family of Victoria Falls celebrated Heritage Day in one of the most appropriate ways possible – by visiting the Falls themselves! After a morning hard at work at the office, we set out at lunchtime. With everyone dressed in their heritage best, we arrived at the Falls and...
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Wilderness Safaris and its non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), have launched a new impact project in Rwanda, which will see each household in Bisate Lodge’s neighbouring Kinigi Sector – comprising some 23 000 residents – receive avocado saplings and large-scale agricultural support, to ensure that each family has fresh, nutritious avocados to supplement their...
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Changing the Lens on Conservation is a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Malawi project that aims to increase environmental knowledge, and create a positive attitude and behaviour towards conservation among its participants through in-depth learning about locally identified environmental issues; developing stories and capturing photos of these issues; and publishing content about these issues. The...
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Thanks to the many generous donors who have contributed funds towards our food programme over the last 12 months, we have been able to distribute 4 578 food packs, totalling approximately 183 tonnes of food. We have used several suppliers over this time, one of which has been Zapalala. Zapalala was started by Lloyd and...
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Despite the restrictions of the last 18 months, and the inability of people to travel as before, we have been surprised and humbled to receive several Pack for a Purpose donations from those visitors who have managed to get to Zimbabwe. Stationery, PPE, sports equipment, learning aids, and warm clothing are some of the items...
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