We are inspired by your community and conservation work and wish you all the best for a bright and beautiful future. To conserve such as treasure as this is so important.
Kate & Marcus, former Nkwichi Lodge guests
Manda Wilderness Community Trust Guidelines
To help strengthen civil society through active partnerships with the villages and the whole Manda Wilderness Community.
To provide appropriate practical assistance on projects / initiatives that the villages identify, prioritize, and are sustainable.
To build up skills in the whole community so that members are able to achieve their own goals and share their skills.
To coordinate with representatives of the villages to promote sustainable use of resources.
The project benefits the village/wider community, and not just a few people or an individual
It helps to develop and to preserve the natural resources in the area and use them in a sustainable way - the projects have to be beneficial in both the short and long term.
The village commits to take an active role in project coordination and execution, and contributes in defined ways towards its success.
Provide practical assistance to obtain logistics and materials that are not available locally.
Provide advice on project coordination including the sustainable use of the natural resources
Act as a base for external resources such as expertise, documentation and financial analysis, and as a project facilitator for villages where required.
Commits to active involvement to ensure the success of a project
Provides all materials and resources available locally
Utilises existing community members' skills to contribute to the project wherever possible
The initial steps of the project were to analyse the community leadership structures and to help set up a suitable system to represent each village.
To date, eleven schools have been built with funds raised through a combination of donations from guests at
, schools in the UK, church groups, and private companies.
The aim of the Conservation Area remains focused on natural resources for local utilisation, protection and for encouraging wildlife in the area for tourists to visit.
The Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project is located in one of the most genuinely remote regions of Africa and much of the area remains pristine wilderness.