Ker & Downey Inspires Mathiba II Memorial School.

Ker & Downey has been providing great safari experiences to their guests for years now, highlighting the beauty of Botswana and helping to turn into a go to tourist destination. The company has also committed itself to preserving the natural environment of Botswana as well as developing the social and economic status of the communities […]

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Elephants For Africa Hosts ‘Living With Elephants ‘ Workshop

Botswana’s elephant population has increased over several decades, which has led them to significantly expanding their range. Around 78% of the elephant population is found outside protected areas and with ecological changes in the north, this number is only going to increase. Working with the affected communities is important to alleviate human-elephant conflict and to […]

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The Mokgalo Tree

Mokgalo is one of the Setswana names for Ziziphus mucronata Willd. subsp. mucronata in the Family Rhamnaceae. The family is commonly called Buckthorn, perhaps this helps explain why one of the English common names for Mokgalo is ‘Buffalo Thorn’?! The Afrikaans common name for this tree is ‘wag-‘n-bietjie’ meaning wait a bit which is explained […]

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Maun Comes Alive With #TagMaun Movement!!

The theme is “Promoting Cultural Tourism” and our local artists have started a movement #TagMaun, as a starting point in their journey. From poets, photographers, painters and singers, the goal is to turn Maun into a tourist destination, and not just the ‘Gateway to the Okavango Delta’ as it is currently known. The term ‘TAG’ […]

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The Feverberry or Motsebe tree.

The tree Croton megalobotrys Müll.Arg. is in the family Euphorbiaceae. The scientific generic name Croton is derived from a Greek word ‘kroton’ which means ‘tick’, referring to the insect-like bloodsucking parasites, who’s shape is similar to the seed of this genus. The specific name megalobotrys is derived from Greek words meaning ‘large cluster’ in reference […]

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Travel For Impact Hosts Public Speaking Workshop.

Travel for Impact was pleased to organize a public speaking workshop for various participants from our community partners, including youth from Bana Ba Letsatsi; students from Tsodilo Junior School; and employees from MAWS and Travel for Impact. The workshop was held on August 2nd at the Airport Hotel and led by Mandela U Johnes, a […]

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Child Development Activities A Great Asset to the Feed A Child Program.

Founded in 2012, Feed a Child Botswana aims to address the basic nutritional needs of the communities of Maun, specifically focused on the elderly and orphaned and vulnerable children. Through their integrated, sustainable, and people-driven approach, the goal is to empower individuals and families through proper nutrition. The organization runs a daily feeding program in […]

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The Unbelievable Significance of Small Plants.

The Peter Smith University of Botswana (PSUB) herbarium in Maun, at the Okavango Research Institute (ORI) a part of the University of Botswana, recently made an exciting find with expertise from Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London. It is probably a new species of plant called Inversodicraea in the family called Podostemaceae.   This plant […]

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