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Rwanda
Aline Umutoni, Wilderness Safaris Community and Nature Guide at Bisate Lodge, Rwanda, won the Unsung Hero Award at the PURE travel show in Marrakesh. Aline is very involved in the Children in the Wilderness Programme at Bisate Primary School. We are so proud of you, Aline! An excerpt from the award nomination: Aline’s in-depth knowledge...
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Wilderness Safaris and Olympus are using their high-end services and combined passion for wildlife photography to ensure the ongoing conservation of Africa’s remote wilderness areas, while contributing to the empowerment of local people through conservation education. The two main elements of the partnership are focused on enhancing photographic skills for interested guests and guides in...
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Read these touching Thank You letters from our Scholarship Students at Bisate Primary School in Rwanda, thanking their sponsors for the opportunity to complete their schooling. Thank You Letter from Nshutiyimana Aime Desire – RwandaRead more Thank You Letter from Nibishaka Jackson – RwandaRead more Thank You Letter from Mutuyimana Chance – RwandaRead more Thank...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) in partnership with Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Muhisimbi Voice of Youth and Conservation Heritage Turambe, organized the very first Conservation Camp in the Volcanoes National Park area in Rwanda. The Conservation Camp 2019 hosted 40 children from the environmental clubs of four schools (including Bisate Primary School, with which...
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At Bisate Primary School the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Clubs are fortunate to have the best Eco-Mentor that children could wish for! Since we are so proud of the progress that the Eco-Clubs have made over the last months, we would like all of you to meet our Eco-Mentor star! ~~~~~ “I am Jean...
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Meet the Children in the Wilderness team! Last week we gathered at the Rivonia offices we share withWilderness Safaris for our annual regional workshop.  Three super energising days later saw the regional coordinators heading back to their respective countries to implement the life-changing plans and projects they finalised.  The Children in the Wilderness Team Back L...
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Read Hadley Pierce’s write-up on the next phase of the reforestation project with our Eco-Club in Rwanda: Our second round of reforestation with Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Club students at Bisate! Read about the first here. The students planted dombeya saplings on the property six months ago. This week, they returned to plant hagenia...
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“Our Journeys Change Lives”, says Wilderness Safaris’ payoff line. Nowhere is that more evident than at their Bisate and Magashi lodges, built in the last two years. Be inspired by a few of their staff members’ amazing personal development stories since being employed at the lodges.
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda has awarded scholarships to eight learners for the full duration of their secondary school education. The funding was provided by Olympus and Wilderness Safaris Bisate guests. With an estimated value of USD300 per student, per year, the scholarships also include school fees, books and uniform costs. “We are very...
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In line with Wilderness Safaris’ 4Cs sustainability ethos (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture), Children in the Wilderness (CITW) was launched in the community surrounding Bisate Lodge. Here we aim to provide a specialised focus on environmental education for the children of Bisate who will one day become the decision makers and conservation leaders of the community. Both...
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