Ngepi Tree houses – where your feet are in nature

A blog by Rachel Lang You haven’t experienced the full magic of Ngepi Camp until you have stayed in one of their tree houses… This morning I woke up with the sunrise between my toes. Little chirping birds – bou bou’s, babblers, and white-browed robin chats – were happily hopping on the branches near myContinue Reading

Dear Mr. Westerner

EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS LETTER WHICH DESCRIBES THE REALITY OF THE WONDERFULL PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE AND HAVE TO ENDURE Mr. Westerner……. Dear Mr. Westerner, My name is Potsotso Motchopi and my family and I still live in a mud hut near a great river you call the Okavango. Many foreigners visit these last yearsContinue Reading

Abundance Feaster!

Ngepi camp Namibia I spent months pondering…. in an attempt to maintain my sanity and understand why I had been unjustly brutalised for years by the very people who I had been putting so much effort into helping. How could they justify attacking the hand that fed them with abuse at every level and manyContinue Reading

May you have enough!

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, “I love you and I wish you enough”. The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is allContinue Reading

Some good advise

An old farmers advice * Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance. * Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. * A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. * Words that soak into your ears are whispered…notContinue Reading

Birding at Ngepi

Birding… The Rollinson and Bernon families recently did a trip to Botswana and the Caprivi Strip. “From here we moved onto Ngepi Camp, about 15km’s south of Divundu we were there for three nights and found it to be one of the more enjoyable camps. Birds seen in the campsite included Hatlaubs Babbler, Senegal Coucal, Chirping Cisticola,Continue Reading

Ngepi eco-socio policy

Ngepi eco-socio policy

So called progress is not stoppable I guess, but we suggest that a compromise can be reached where an area is set aside as a conservancy where rural local people can be respected for who they really are. Respect would entail a quantum shift in the understanding of the Westerner to a point where weContinue Reading

The right thing to do!

Objectives:- To start a ground swell of people who ‘do the right thing’ – buzz words of‘the right thing to do’ used in general conversation, as ‘doing the right thing’ will have a GREAT positive impact on all our futures An example would be the person confronted with the sudden decision to let someone into theContinue Reading


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The Paradox

The Paradox                      Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent…and so very appropriate…. The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints.Continue Reading