The Africa Experience
Upgrading the Tuli Backline Fence
Human/elephant conflict is almost always standard operating procedure as local farmers often are raided by elephants leaving the reserve and damaging crops and plantations. The Africa Experience recognises these problems in our area and we strive to identify problems and find solutions to benefit both the farmers and the wild animals so that we can create an area where they both live safely. We are proud to be at the forefront of a historical collaboration with the Botswana Department of National Parks and Wildlife with the upgrading of 30kms of the Central Tuli backline fence. Funded by the Timbo Afrika Foundation, the dilapidated old fence is being replaced with a fully electrified game proof barrier. This is essential as elephant may leave the reserve and damage crops and plantations, while predators may kill and threaten livestock. We are committed to resolving these conflict flashpoints in an effort to forge long lasting community partnerships that are essential to the future of African game reserves.
Education & agriculture support
We also take pride in running numerous educational workshops and programs in partnership with the Mathathane primary school. In an effort to share our vision and envelope the ‘community partnership’ concept, kids visit our concession and make use of the camp facilities. Is the future of conservation not in the hands of our future leaders Agricultural College is an effort to share our vision and envelope the ‘community partnership’ concept, students visit the camps and learn about the value of eco-tourism, conservation and career opportunities. Is the future of conservation not in the hands of our future leaders? Timbo has co-funded the construction of a local daycare centre together with the village development council. At the centre, we are growing seasonal vegetables and herbs, creating a fresh, nutritional kitchen garden for the students, parents and community to enjoy. Visits to village sites outside are highly recommended.