On the 10th March, Onguma Reserve (Eastern Etosha, Namibia) Lodge managers, Pieter Oosthuizen and Uwe Hanssen will be setting off on an epic hike along the infamous West coast of Namibia, to raise money for the homeless children of Namibia. This 135 km long Ounona Survival Walk, will start at the Ugab River Mouth on the 11th March and end in Hentiesbay on Thursday the 16th March 2017.
With no food or supplies and with only 6 liters of water to start off with, they will have to survive only on what Mother Nature has to offer. This walk will truly test their willpower and endurance.
“We will be going back in time, living off the land and surviving on our instincts & survival skills…” -Pieter Oosthuisen
Pieter & Uwe both share a love for children, nature and exploration. Pieter has taken part in numerous treks along the Brandberg, the Spitzkoppe and the Fish river canyon while Uwe has completed countless survival walks across Namibia. This, however, will be the first time both of them will be undertaking a publicized charity adventure along the coast.
“What makes this walk more exciting for me besides surviving the very harsh environment and testing my bush craft skills, is the fact that we are doing this for homeless kids that do not have what we had growing up. Children are very dear to my heart as I have my own 1-year-old boy…”- Uwe Hanssen
Both Pieter & Uwe are proudly born & bred Namibians, who share Onguma’s belief that it is the responsibility of capable individuals and Companies to contribute towards social responsibility. Onguma Game Reserve is sponsoring Pieter and Uwe during this venture and is very proud to have Pieter and Uwe represent Onguma during this awareness hike.
To those of you who wish to make a donation, please contact Huis Maerua Children’s Home directly by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org OR contact us on Facebook if you would also like to sponsor and motivate Pieter and Uwe.
“Investing financial resources to help children survive and develop to their full potential is, first and foremost, a moral imperative.” – UNICEF
Please contact Wilna Beukes (Wilna@wb-consulting.co.za) or +27 (0)79 505 8841 for images or information.