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BWA 01 TSH BOTSUANA Tsodilo Hills Heritage-Preservation of the Intangible creativity 04/06/2018 15/06/2018

TSODILO HILLS HERITAGE SITE-NORTHWEST BOTSWANA

Tsodilo Hill is a UNESCO world heritage site situated in northwestern parts of Botswana, approximately 900 km northwest of capital city Gaborone. It was declared a heritage cultural site in 2001 for its unique paintings attributed to the spiritual and artistic diversity of the San people, first habitants of Botswana. It is, therefore important to preserve the intangible reflection of the traditional way of life of the San People or commonly known as Bushmen. The Tsodilo hills is regarded as spiritual home to the nearby communities, which the San and Hambukushu people dominates and practice subsistence hunting and pastoral farming.


WORKCAMP WORK:
The volunteers will provide support in the renovation of the camp sites and exhibition sites. Since the declaration of the Tsodilo as Heritage site, a lot of people especially interested in Archaeology and human studies throng the area frequently. Thus, the volunteers will participate in the educational tours. The nearby Okavango Delta, recently recognized as World Heritage site provide the much need excursion to the volunteers during the workcamp rest days.

ACCOMMODATION:
Tshodilo Hills Heritage Centre provides accommodation in camping sites.
Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own tents. Showers and bathrooms/toilets with running water are available. Please remember to bring very warm clothes, sleeping bags and working boots. Most importantly, workcamp is a platform for cultural exchange, volunteers should bring meal recipes and music of their own countries.

COST OF PARTICIPATION IN A WORK CAMP
The work camp participation fee is US $200 per participant, which covers simple work camp meals, arrangements for the whole work camp preparation in
terms of communication, electronic mailing and transport for meeting with different stakeholders. BWA organizes transport for participants from the airport in Gaborone to Mochudi (BWA Head Office) at a nominal fee of US$ 30 per participant, where participants are inducted prior to departure to work camps destination.

IMPORTANT NOTES
To view the amp of Botswana: http://www.go2africa.com/botswana/map
To view the map of Botswana
http://encarta.msn.com/map_701511258/Botswana.html

Climate

It is very important to know that Botswana is the semi-desert country and has four seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. Spring (August, September, and October), summer (November, December, January,) and
Autumn (February, March, April) are hot seasons and cold season is Winter (May, June, July).
Volunteers are therefore reminded to bring required materials as per season, e.g. sun block creams for hot seasons and warmer clothes for winter times.

TRAVEL TO BOTSWANA
Volunteers are responsible for their own travel arrangements organizing their own transport and passports. It is usually advisable to check out travel prices before deciding on a particular placement. BWA is not a travel agency, but will help where possible. We communicate with other partner organizations and
with the person who wish to come by either fax, telephone or e-mail with regular update regarding the work camp.
When using South African route, participants can take an intercape and Flight Connect buslines from Johannesburg in South Africa to Gaborone, Botswana or they can also the Air Botswana flight and/or South African Airline.
The website for Intercape bus: w ww.intercape.co.za From Parkstation- Johnnesburg to Gaborone, bus fee is US$ 30 single trip.