An educational tour of Victoria Falls was embarked on for Conservation Club students at Maunga Primary School - a unique opportunity that inspired "mini guides".

One of the initiatives the African Bush Camps Foundation is proud to be a part of is the Conservation Club concept; partnering with stakeholders and local schools to support environmental education through practical permaculture and fun conservation experiences that they’re able to translate into their communities; drought resistant vegetable gardening techniques, knowledge of delicate balance of ecosystems, etc. Some of these activities include World Environment and National Tree Planting Days and days where Professional Safari Guides come to schools to engage and participate with the Conservation Clubs. Read more here.

As part of the Conservation Club programme, the team at Thorntree River Lodge recently had the opportunity to give pupils of Maunga Primary School an educational tour of the Victoria Falls, a major natural attraction in the area which many of the children had never had the chance to see. A very big thank you must go to African Bush Camps guide, Phillip Masule, who’s interactive approach left Conservation Club students desiring to be ‘mini’ guides.

The Conservation Club programme is an exciting opportunity for supporters to empower, if you are interested please contact our team to find out how!

A Conservation Club started being set up in 2018, with a relationship beginning to form with the remote Maunga Community, 20km from the town of Livingstone in Zambia. This community is located on the border of a protected Dambwa Forest Reserve near Livingstone in Southern Zambia and is largely marginalised, being located far from main transport routes. As a result, a high amount of unsustainable harvesting of the forest reserves natural resources occurs, due to lack of alternative options.

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