About the local hosting organizationTsodilo Hill is a UNESCO world heritage site situated in northwestern parts of Botswana, approximately 900 km northwest of capital city Gaborone. It was declared a heritage cultural site in 2001 for its unique paintings attributed to the spiritual and artistic diversity of the San people, first habitants of Botswana. It is, therefore important to preserve the intangible reflection of the traditional way of life of the San People or commonly known as Bushmen. The Tsodilo hills is regarded as spiritual home to the nearby communities, which the San and Hambukushu people dominates and practice subsistence hunting and pastoral farming.
About the volunteer workmaintenance and preservation of the rock paintings, creation of camp sites and preparation of workcamp materials
Local accommodationCamping and recipes for simple meals from different countries, where the volunteers originate.
About the project locationOkavango Delta, another heritage site, is the best site for leisure.
About the meeting point
Please volunteers would also need to budget for transport from their arrival point to the orientation and from the orientation to work camp site across Botswana. Please note BWA has no minibus or vehicle to ferry volunteers around and such, source such transport at a fee. Thus BWA request that volunteers cater for the transport fees from the Gaborone airport or bus terminal to Mochudi, BWA Head offices, where the orientation is held. The transport fee is US $25 per volunteer. Secondly, volunteers must pay for their return transport from orientation to the workcamp site..that should range from as little as US$ 20 to US$30 depending on the closeness and furthest from BWA offices.