Tashinga Initiative continues its efforts to keep 2 boats based out of Kapirinhengu, Chewore North. These are 2 pelican boats named “Tashinga” and “Tunzva”. Both require servicing every 100 hours as well as engine parts replacements, boat trailer insurances and upkeep, and fuelling. Tashinga Initiative has also provided thousands of litres of boat fuel to support the anti-poaching effort by Chewore North’s rangers on Zimbabwe’s northern border with Zambia and Mozambique.
Rangers patrol between Sapi’s G Camp on the Zambezi River downstream as far as Kanyemba on the border with Mozambique. The waters are dangerous with both shallows and sandbanks as well as the very deep Mupata Gorge with rocks. The navigation requires skilled and attentive coxswainship.
Fuels are safely delivered in drums during the course of the year to Kapirinhengu Field Station and offloaded safely there for further use into the boats 25L fuel caddies.