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As one of the 4Cs of our business philosophy, we celebrate our Culture every day in our organisation. However, the last Friday of August marks our extra special annual celebration of Wilderness Safaris Heritage Day. While we were apart this year due to COVID-19, our regions went all out to showcase our beautiful cultures and...
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As the daughter of uber-CITW supporter and former CITW board member, Miles Crisp, it’s perhaps no surprise that Georgina is herself a long-time supporter of our programme. A poster girl for all things adventurous, Georgina has committed to running this year’s K-Way SkyRun as a CITW Ambassador; the run is an epic self-supported race set...
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Calling all lovers of adventure and the great outdoors – yes, we know that’s you! We’re looking for 5 mountain runners to take part in the 2020 K-Way SkyRun as CITW Ambassadors. For a minimum donation of R5 000, you get to enjoy one of South Africa’s most challenging trail runs. Plus, you’ll have the perfect opportunity...
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At a glance, this infographic provides an illuminating overview of the impact the Tour’s fundraising has on the Children in the Wilderness programme! Thank you to the riders, sponsors, donors and volunteers – without you none of it is possible!
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Our vision at Children in the Wilderness is to support sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.   Our educational programme includes aspects of environmental education and life skills development, as we believe that both of these are crucial in forging an enduring path for informed, dedicated and passionate next-generation leaders...
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Peter van Kets is one of the world’s top professional endurance adventurers, a conservationist, an international keynote- and inspirational speaker, a husband and a father.  He is also a CITW Ambassador, raising awareness for CITW to the various audiences he addresses around the world. Last week Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson organised for Peter to host...
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“While exploring my garden in Johannesburg, South Africa, I discovered this exquisite little creature, the caterpillar of a death’s-head hawkmoth”, writes Programme Trainer, Kirsty van der Want. Immediately I felt an excitement starting to brew up inside me, as my last encounter with a hawkmoth caterpillar (although a separate species) was during a CITW Eco-Mentor...
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As part of South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown regulations, it will be mandatory to wear a fabric mask in public from 1 May, 2020. The video has templates for three sizes Regional Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson has shared her tips, and a very useful video, for making your own washable, reusable face masks by hand....
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“When we heal the world, we heal ourselves” – David Orr Eco-Club campers in Hwange International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and all the things we need to survive. Eco-Club campers creating a map depicting the ecosystems of Namibia It...
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The littlest Eco-warriors involved in our CITW programme are learning the three steps necessary to make the world a better place. 1. Be SAFE (and keep your hands clean)2. Be SMART (and keep yourself informed)3. Be KIND (and care for others) Particularly relevant at the moment is Point 1: to encourage hygiene and for the...
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