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Our Vision

We envision a live ecosphere where humans, domestic and wild animals succeed together in harmony without disadvantaging any of the species.

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About Us

Tikobane Trust is a registered non-governmental organization that operates in communities along Hwange National Park. Our main focuses include conservation, animal welfare, school competitions, environment and recycling, and entrepreneurship.

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Our mission is to build the capacity of local communities to protect and cohabit with wildlife , while improving community livelihoods. We aim to take a scenary level approach to conservation that considers the needs of people, wildlife, livestock, pets, and the environment holistcally. We achieve this through comprehensive-scientific research, conservation action, animal welfare action, capacity building, community development and engagement, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, environmental education, and supportable living approaches.

We also concentrate on empowering communities living adjacent to Hwange National Park and improving their livelihoods. We believe that seeking and developing holistcally empowerment opportunities will have an active effect in reducing the community's dependence on illegal activities such as bush meat poaching, animal cruelty and illegal wildlife trade. We are advocating for wildlife, animal welfare, and the environment.

"We are the voice of the voiceless environment"

Our Team

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Ndlelende Ncube

Founder and Executive Director

A hard worker and in love with animals and field work, especially farming. Ndlelende loves cycling to serve our communities. He oversees all of our programs here at Tikobane Trust

+263 78 329 7571

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Natsani Brandon Dube

Programmes Coordinator

Currently studying for a B.Sc in Animal Science & Rangeland Management at Lupane State University. He is a lover of nature and being involved with conservation education and human wildlife coexistence issues. If you ever visit our office, he will welcome you with his amazing smile!

+263 78 329 7571

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Thembelihle Dlamini

Advisor and Mentor

Having a passion for working with women clubs and reading novels, happiness is Thembelihle's motto.

+263 78 329 7571

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Billy Gwati

Development Manager

A hard-working man with our development team in building. Billy looks after our workshop for harness making and he is responsible for our ANIMAL SANCTUARY development.

+263 78 329 7571