Wilderness Damaraland Camp has been a model for community-based conservation initiatives since 1996 – an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Namibia and the neighbouring Torra Conservancy. Here, guests can visit De Riet village, and meet the residents – our partners – many of whom are staff members and other service providers for the camp.
A few years ago Children in the Wilderness Namibia renovated an old building structure in the village to create a kindergarten. Since then, the Namibian government has built on additional classrooms, and the village now has an operational primary school – supported by the Office of the Prime Minister through its marginalised-community support programme.
The school also has a community hostel with a nutrition scheme that depends on donations, mainly from Wilderness, through its guests, and other supporters.
Recently Wilderness Namibia’s Impact Manager Agnes Tjirare had the pleasure of handing over 20 blankets donated to the children by the consistently generous Round Table Hochland 154 Windhoek!