Trees for Change, for our guests travelling to Botswana…
Great Plains Conservation Trees for Change initiative, whereby our guests can opt to buy an indigenous sapling to be planted by one of the Great Plains representatives with community members in Seronga or Gudigwa. Baobabs or Sausage trees are recommended, as when grown, they will create much needed shade and natural biodiversity within these villages.
Trees are nature’s gift, providing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide and other potentially dangerous gasses. They also fix nitrates into soil, making it more fertile to grow other plants, like vegetables and improve an area’s water quality. Trees also create healthy and beautiful places for children to play and learn. We will also give guests the option to have their sapling planted where the old forests have been damaged by age, fires, weather, elephants or Man. Every location will be carefully selected to maximize the tree’s benefit to the environment and the community.
All of the trees planted will be protected to prevent damage and participants will be given a photo of their sapling with community members on the day it is planted. In order for trees to be cared for, watered etc they will be planted in areas that are ‘owned’, usually in private yards rather than in general public spaces, unless they are part of helping to restore a previously damaged area in the wider concession. The choice will be given to the guest to decide.
Through Trees for Change, you can be safe in the knowledge that you have contributed to an enriched and rewarding environments which cares for community and nature where we travel.
Our team will give you details on how to plant your tree and give back upon booking.
One tree costs: $10 (R150)