We held our first tri-nations camp at Mapungubwe National Park at the beginning of December, with children from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe attending. The objective of the camp was to host the first ever CITW camp with children from three different countries – Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. This being part of the agreement to give back to the communities the Tour de Tuli (CITW fundraising event) cycle ride traverses.
Children from Botswana crossed into South Africa at Pontdrift and those from Zimbabwe came through Beit Bridge. CITW worked closely with the TFCA representatives in all three countries and the South African Department of Environmental Affairs assisted with logistics and funding for the accommodation at Leokwe Camp in Mapungubwe National Park. Among other things, the children learned about Transfrontier Conservation Areas, tracking skills, the web of life, and working in teams. Many new friends were made and we hope to run another tri-nations camp again in 2016.