Regenerative Retreat Botswana: Exploring Regenerative Frameworks for Conservation

7-day Journey
From $3,552 / person
About the regenerative retreat

7 Days & 6 Nights | December 5-11, 2023

Immerse yourself in the world of regenerative tourism and join us for the highly anticipated 2023 Regenerative Retreat. This extraordinary program brings together prominent leaders from the travel and hospitality industries to embark on a transformative journey, exploring the future of conservation and the immense potential of regenerative tourism.


Under the guidance of esteemed experts, Dr. Sue Snyman, Director of Research of the Wildlife Economy at the African Leadership University, Beks Ndlovu, visionary founder of African Bush Camps, and Amanda Ho, accomplished CEO of Regenerative Travel, this retreat promises to be an unparalleled experience. These industry figures will share their vast knowledge and insights, offering a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing the tourism industry in Africa and beyond.


As a participant in this exclusive event, you will have the extraordinary opportunity to present your own work and actively engage in co-designing a blueprint for regenerative tourism. By connecting with like-minded Regenerative Travel hoteliers and industry professionals, you will foster meaningful collaborations and contribute to shaping the future of sustainable travel. Please note that attendance is strictly limited to invited guests and those who successfully apply, ensuring a gathering of exceptional individuals dedicated to making a positive impact through regenerative tourism.


Don’t miss your chance to be part of this remarkable retreat and seize the opportunity to create a lasting legacy in the world of travel and conservation.

Meet Your Hosts

Beks Ndlovu
Founded in 2006 by Beks Ndlovu, African Bush Camps offers luxury tented camps and lodges in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Ndlovu, a native of Lupane near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, aims to recreate the allure of 'Old Untouched Africa' through authentic and adventurous guided experiences. Their portfolio provides bespoke safaris, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the untamed beauty of the bush.
Sue Snyman 2023
Dr. Sue Snyman
Dr. Sue Snyman, an accomplished expert in economics and sustainable tourism, holds a Master of Business Science and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on the socio-economic impact of high-end ecotourism in remote communities near protected areas in southern Africa. With over 1,700 community interviews in six countries, her work provides valuable insights into the benefits of ecotourism.
Amanda Ho
Amanda is a leading voice in the travel industry, recognized for her commitment to making travel a force for positive change. As the Co-founder & CEO of Regenerative Travel, Amanda has spearheaded a global movement towards sustainable and regenerative tourism. Under her leadership, Regenerative Travel has built a network of independent hotels that are committed to environmental and social responsibility.

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Regenerative Takeaways

Key themes and lessons explored throughout our retreat program

Successful community-led initiatives in sustainable wildlife tourism and conservation demonstrate the power of engaging and empowering local communities. By showcasing case studies and best practices, we can identify effective strategies for building trust and collaboration between communities, governments, and private sector stakeholders.
To ensure sustainable funding for wildlife conservation and regenerative tourism, exploring innovative models such as social impact investing, eco-tourism taxes, and payment for ecosystem services is crucial. By discussing implementation strategies and scalability, we can unlock the potential of these models to provide long-term financial support for conservation initiatives.
Education and awareness play a vital role in promoting sustainable wildlife tourism and conservation. By implementing strategies to raise awareness among tourists, local communities, and decision-makers about the economic, social, and environmental benefits of regenerative tourism and wildlife conservation, we can foster a greater understanding and support for these efforts.
Effective policy and regulatory frameworks are essential in promoting sustainable wildlife tourism and conservation globally, especially in Africa. Through the examination of successful interventions and best practices, we can identify strategies to address policy gaps and enhance regulation, ensuring the long-term viability of wildlife tourism and conservation initiatives.
Building partnerships and fostering collaboration among public, private, and civil society stakeholders is crucial for sustainable wildlife tourism and conservation. While challenges exist, exploring the potential and identifying strategies for effective collaboration and collective action can lead to transformative outcomes in protecting wildlife and promoting responsible tourism practices.
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