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The Children in the Wilderness (CITW) annual Eco-Camp programme has touched the lives of 11 000 children since it began in 2001. To this day it remains an exciting highlight for Eco-Club children, and one of the best motivations for learning about environmental conservation. Hosted at Wilderness Safaris or partner lodges, a camp is closed to...
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This excellent article on Children in the Wilderness’ work in Africa appeared in the Telegraph UK over the weekend. Written by Roderick Gilchrist. The children saw the lions before the lions saw the children. Woken by their chatter, the big cats rose up from the long gold and green grass, yawned, stretched, sniffed the breeze...
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Thirty students from five schools in Livingstone, together with their Eco-Mentors, attended Wilderness Safaris’ Toka Leya Camp last weekend for an annual camp. On arrival, each child received a pack containing stationery, a t-shirt, and a hat for their stay. Volunteers acted out camp rules and the students had to guess what rule it was....
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Amy Berman, the founder of Mother Bear Project, shares with us why this wonderful organisation has partnered with us. Read her heartfelt story below, and have a look at the pictures of our children with their Mother Bears. It’s clear to see that the comfort and unconditional love Amy talks about is real. Mother Bear...
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This year’s Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Camp Hwange was a huge success. Twenty-four children, 19 from St Mary’s Primary School and five from Sinamatella Primary School, were in attendance together with two Eco-Mentors, one from each school. On arrival, each child received a pack containing stationery, a t-shirt, and a hat for their stay...
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Shona Erasmus, our Nedbank Tour de Tuli Hospitality Coordinator, attended a CITW Camp in December. The work Shona does each year to organise the Tour, is what makes this event such a success. And a successful Nedbank Tour de Tuli, means that we are able to touch more lives through our programme. Only fitting then,...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Bobirwa hosted two back-to-back camps at Mashatu in December. The Bobirwa Region is in the southern region of Botswana. Partnering with Mashatu Game Reserve, Tanya McKenzie and her team host the CITW programme in six schools of the Bobirwa District.  The annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain biking event, CITW’s biggest fundraising event, takes place in...
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As seen in the Wilderness Safaris Jacana Camp Newsletter… As in previous years, Jacana was closed to guests for almost two weeks at the beginning of the month to welcome enthusiastic children from rural areas around the Okavango Delta. The children are all part of the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Club within their community....
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The universal language of play and fun immediately broke down any barriers.  – Sibahle Mncwango I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Tri-Nations Camp, held in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa. Out of everything I had imagined, I did not envisage an experience that could be so genuine, and...
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Thanks to the extraordinary funds raised by the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain bike event, which takes place in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA), Children in the Wilderness (CITW)  is able to run our life-changing programme in villages in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe surrounding the GMTFCA. We host an annual Tri-Nations Camp...
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