Audi Camp is 12 kilometres north of Maun, on the road toward the Moremi Game Reserve, located on the banks of the Thamalakane river – the southern most tributary of the Okavango Delta. We have luxury en-suite tents on raised wooden decking over looking the river, mini-meru tents with beds, lights their own fire places and cooking area. Large dome tents with stretcher beds. We also have many shaded camping areas and some of the sites have power points. We have a bar and a la carte restaurant. We have been attempting to help communities set up their own businesses, establish their own business systems and records, and obtain leases and rights to resources in their own business names. We, in effect, work with the communities as a business to a business. They are paid for the use of their skills and resources (mokoros, polers, camping, crafts, traditional dances, etc) and we are paid for our resources and expertise (vehicles, camps, marketing, etc.), a system that could be considered equivalent to outsourcing.
We hope that this type of an approach will encourage the communities to take a stronger role in maintaining their areas and resources. If the communities see that jobs and income can be earned from wildlife and wilderness areas and that they can directly benefit from and manage these resources, they will be less inclined to move toward cattle farming or bring in industrial development.