Empowering communities and igniting passions, Koru Camp and the Timbavati Foundation inspire through nature and education.
Koru Camp was delighted to host Wild Shots Outreach for their 5-day photography course in December 2023. Alongside 8 eager students, the team conducted daily lessons in the mechanics and modes of a camera as well as the use of light, framing, depth of field and shutter speed to create the perfect picture. Each morning and afternoon, they ventured out on game drives with guide Joel to put their skills into practice and, thanks to Wild Shots leaders Rifumo and Bright, the students could analyse their best shots and learn a little about what it takes to become a professional photographer.
In August 2023, GCC held an all-female leadership camp at Koru Camp for 16 aspiring conservationists. Their journey—from confronting fears to forging dreams—was transformative. This camp changed not just their perception of nature, but also their role in its future.
Rhino Revolution introduce a 100 local children to nature at Koru Camp each year. Their joy witnessing elephants and lions for the first time is transformative. This is more than a trip; it’s the start of a lifetime bond with the environment.
The Ndlopfu Gogos’ first-ever visit to the Kruger National Park was marked by a moment of pure connection as their enchanting song appeared to summon a herd of elephants. In partnership with Elephants Alive, these matriarchs are on a Koru Camp programme that aims to immerse them in nature so they become ambassadors who are empowered to influence perceptions and ensure the coexistence of community and wildlife conservation. The three-way collaboration epitomises the power of unity in conservation efforts and highlights the importance of shared experiences and mutual understanding.
Koru Camp hosted Southern Cross and German students for a cross-cultural biodiversity study, yielding memorable experiences and inspiring environmental stewardship.
Koru Camp San master trackers from the Ju/’hoansi community share their ancient bush knowledge with young learners. They taech them to read the subtlest of clues in nature – from a slightly displaced rock to a barely noticeable scuff in the soil – leading them on the trail of a giraffe. This immersive experience fosters a deep respect for nature and the San community, as the learners listen to stories fo a life in harmony with the wilderness and learn survivial techniques and the art of tracking