Sheshe Craft Centre

Sheshe Craft Centre lies just north of the entrance into Nkasa Rupara National Park in the village of Sangwali. It is located on the road approximately 10km north of the park boundary next to the bridge over the first channel of the Linyanti Swamps. Sheshe promotes the development, marketing and sale of products from communities primarily north of the park, supporting local craft makers mainly carvers and basket makers in the Wuparo and neighbouring Dzoti Conservancy. Wuparo is a conservancy lying between Mudumu and Nkasa Rupara National Parks covering 148km2 and was gazetted in December 1999. Wuparo was originally a floodplain but is now a mosaic of woodland and grassland, receiving an annual rainfall of 600mm. A new and beautifully constructed Craft Centre was opened in June 2013. The Craft Shop is an unusual design with doors woven out of plastic piping to mimic the basket weaving that is a tradition in this area. It is run by the Community Resource Monitor employed by the Conservancy.

In addition to Sheshe Craft Centre that is stocked with a variety of wood and palm products Wuparo has a community run campsite and an environmental centre.

Sheshe is well worth a stop before continuing on your way to the park where you can spot lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, roan, tsessebe, kudu, duiker, reedbuck and blue wildebeest.

Find us at
Sangwali, 10km north of entrance to Nkasa Rupara National Park

Janet Matota +264(0 )81 238 6366


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