Bikes for Botswana

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As part of our philanthropy initiatives, we have been keen to set up a long-term project near Chobe National Park and our Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge in Botswana. We are happy to announce a brand new project we have started is a community bicycle shop and workshop in Kasane.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Botswana

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As Botswana is set to celebrate its 50th Anniversary of Independence on 30th September, we look back on our favourite memories, stories and experiences from a land of wild nature, precious diamonds, and unmatched luxury.

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Our Biggest Clean Up Yet

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We just hosted our biggest swap-shop yet!

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Helping Nature and Culture Thrive in Kenya

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Sarah Liaram is the Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy (SRP) co-ordinator in Kenya, based at Sanctuary Olonana, and is part of the Masai community living on a private concession bordering the epic Masai Mara. Sanctuary Olonana was our very first safari camp in Africa and is a property where we have many outstanding projects in place.

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Building a Greener Future at Sanctuary Chief's Camp

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Taking care of nature is one of our most important tasks, not only as a company, but also as individual people. We can all do our bit to help conserve wildlife and protect local people and places. At Sanctuary Retreats, we have always been focused on this, working with local people and finding sustainable building techniques that cause as little impact on the environment as possible.

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Sightings with Purpose

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Sanctuary Kusini and its Southern Serengeti plains are famous for their high cheetah population. For years, our guests have shared unforgettable moments with these majestic hunters. However, this may not be the case for long. Cheetahs are now designated as vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN Red List. Due to habitat loss and human conflict, there are only very few cheetahs left in a free roaming, wild environment. This means that the Serengeti is one of their last remaining strongholds.

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Meet Camilla Rhodes: Philanthropy Coordinator, Zambia

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I have been the Philanthropy Coordinator in Zambia for almost two years; it is a role that is hugely gratifying with no two days the same. Alongside my duties in camp I can find myself overseeing the drilling of a borehole, having a meeting with government officials to discuss school literacy requirements and presenting a lecture on conservation practices to school pupils all in the same week. It certainly keeps me on my toes!

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Olonana beadwork group

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The latest updates from our Maasai beadwork project in Kenya...

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Updates from Nakatindi

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New water tank for Nakatindi school, plus improvements to the garden...

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Nakatindi clinic in operation

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We're delighted to share with you that Nakatindi clinic is now in operation and has had it's first patients through the doors...

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Nakatindi clinic opening ceremony

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Last week Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy celebrated the handover of a new clinic which we have built in Nakatindi Village in Zambia, located close to Sussi & Chuma lodge

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New cheetah identified

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As a result of our close work with the Serengeti Cheetah Project, Sanctuary Kusini has recently identified 4 new cheetah cubs...

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Elephant Charge 2013

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Congratulations to our Southern Africa team who took part in Elephant Charge 2013, let's see how they got on...

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Tanzania | Saadani River Lodge | Resident Hippo | Babis | Sanctuary Retreats

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We are delighted to share with you that we now stock Rhino Force bracelets at Stanley's Camp, Chief's Camp and Chobe Chilwero in Botswana.

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