In the east of Gweta lays Makgadikgadi-Pans national park and in the south Ntwetwe salt pan. Gweta is a small town which forms the starting point for guided tours into Makgadikgadi or the Ntwetwe salt pan where popular and luxurious tent camps are located. Tourists are fascinated by the silence and apparent endlessness of the salt pan.
In rain periods, a spectacular migration of zebras and wildebeests can be observed, which is elsewhere only known from the Serengeti. Other wild animals and big cats are exciting followers of the migration. Well-trained local guides know how to find the popular small and funny meerkats. Wildlife and nature secure the income of locals through tourism in this wide but sparsely populated and mostly dry region.
The "Kids for Wildlife Conservation" project in Gweta was founded in 2014 and is the latest SAVE children's project in Botswana. About 30 children regularly take part in the activities of the project.
In addition to the afternoon lessons and weekend events, we established a pre-school project for 20 children in the beginning of 2015. This project is designed after our Samochima (Shakawe) model and aims to teach the children social and ecological fundamentals.
In an essay competition the children named their center themselves. The winner Terrence suggested “Motswedi” based on the comparison of gaining knowledge and skills in the center with subterranean water sources (Motswedi) underneath salt pans which are so important for animal’s survival.
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