About the local hosting organizationCentral Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is located around 150km northwest of Gaborone, capital city of the Republic of Botswana. CKGR is one of the largest wildlife management areas in Botswana. Its natural scenery makes a perfect platform whoever wants to have great taste of Botswana landscape and climate diversity. The CKGR has been controversial ground between the government of Botswana and San people, main habitants of the area. The government of Botswana moved the San people out of CKGR to the village of New Xade, just outside the CKGR, where amenities are being provided freely. 20 years after the relocation of the San People from CKGR, there is small section of San people, who are resistant and want the wilderness life in the CKGR. Despite all these conflicts, there is peace and tranquility between the San people and volunteers at the CKGR. Sandy terrains and quite range of shrub vegetation characterize the CKGR. Sand dunes provide adventurous 4X4 driving and walking in some sites in the CKGR.
About the volunteer workmaintenance of food trails, roads, camp sites, ablution blocks, fire breaks, water points and construction of water points, braai places and organising educational materials.
Local accommodationCamping and recipes for simple meals
About the project locationVisiting Madikgadikgadi Salt Pans
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.