Attending to know the folks of Mashatu: Otsile Kereemang


We hope you’ve got been having fun with this collection of getting know a little bit extra in regards to the folks of Mashatu. Right now we’ve got our operations supervisor, Otsile.

What’s your function at Mashatu?

I oversee the monetary aspect of Mashatu Nature Reserve.

Inform us a bit extra about your self.

I’m a easy particular person (I feel), but a possible daredevil. I grew up primarily in Selebi Phikwe, then had a brief stint in Serowe. My mom is a civil servant, so we needed to transfer a number of occasions. I’m occupied with astronomy, and to some extent lecturing in enterprise.

I’m an educational. My intention is to assist acquire and publish papers with information from Botswana. We’d like extra folks to publish and I hope that I’ll cowl that house. Hopefully extra Batswana and other people in academia can even heed this name.

I additionally love travelling and have formally made a dedication to do one journey itinerary yearly with out fail. I’m a Chelsea supporter and hope to go watch them dwell someday.

What does a typical day at Mashatu seem like for you?

I get up at 4am to sort out my research. I’m within the workplace by 7am, attend to each day duties and any advert hoc issues that come up in the course of the day. I knock off round 4pm go for a stroll, have dinner, watch a Ted Speak or learn, after which it’s mattress time.

What do you’re keen on most about your function at Mashatu?

I like the problem. I realise on daily basis, simply how a lot there may be to be taught in regards to the trade and the folks. I by no means cease studying, and might by no means know sufficient.

What do you’re keen on most about Mashatu?

The peace and tranquility.

Favorite Animal


Giraffe are thriving on Mashatu. 22 giraffes have been launched into the reserve in 1984 & over 700 have been recorded within the final sport rely.

Favorite Hen

Flamingo. Very majestic birds.

Favorite Dish or Meals

This can be a powerful one. It’s a tight race between seswaa and pizza. (I don’t just like the seswaa pizza although.)


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