Tuesday, 10 July 2018


Mambo Ntema is with Onalethuso Petruss Ntema.
What ling-bang-bang-yeah, when the TWO SEVENS CLASH. Seven Books SOLD in Seven months. "SOUL SEEDS" transitions, snailing peacefully, reaching out to places unimaginably so and gracefully, amazingly amazed. Indeed WORDS DONT AGE. 1Blood
About 90% of our book-reader customers between January and July 2018 were from the USA [Oregon, Colorado, Texas], New Zealand and United Kingdom. the remainder were European and African.

About the Author

Born Onalethuso Buyile Petruss Matthews Ntema on February 27, 1985 in Maun, Botswana (Southern Africa) as the 6th from a family of seven. He is a descendant of the Wayeyi clan from the lineage of uShikati Ntema Shaldiuara kinship (once lived along the Santandadibe River, in Khoo and later founded Matsaudi village), son of Ndaruka Ntema (Yeyi) and Mapote Motlakatala (Subiya/Ikuhane). The spoken word dub-Poet, Roots Reggae Musician, Writer and Author hails from the deep jungles of Matsaudi village, 25 km East of the North West District, Botswana. The outspoken and versatile Ntema grew up in the deep African jungles (Matsaudi, Mazange, Qxweeqhiri, Qxoqxao, Tjutjubega, Xhaamote, Xoldi, Tjaratjamba, Santandadibe, Khoo, Gweedao, and settled in Chobe at Kachikau village). Over the years, the Poet has connected to nature, reasoning, meditation and enticed by the natural scent of life and its adventure from length to strength. He has handwritten numerous unpublished poetry eBooks. The rhetoric, psychological, spiritual and expressive art has illustrated reality issues from a personal self thought and self identity approach to an analytic science of emotions and the mind, the self (self thought and awareness, self regard and pureness, self worth and realness, self reflection and target) in the quest to building a humble society of human and peoples among many other beings.

Product details

  • File Size: 241 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris UK (February 17, 2014)
  • Publication Date: February 17, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0793T24KC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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 Soul Seeds front cover

Friday, 6 July 2018

Camping Equipment Hire Kasane

the Managing Director and owner of OPN Group of Companies - Mr. OP Ntema | Mambo Ntema

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Camping Equipment HIRE in Kasane

Camping is a fantastic family, retreat or adventurer's activity. At OPN Group of Companies, from adventure tents to stretchers and bedrolls, bush shower/toilet to cutlery box, gazebo, tables, camp chairs, and grill, we have the best equipment to meet your camping needs. If you can't find what you want then let us know and we'll get it for you. We are based in Kasane next to the Chobe National Park wildlife bio-diversity, gateway to the Okavango delta, communities culture and arts, and where four countries meet; Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana.


We offer exceptional and tourist-oriented Camping Equipment Hire services in Kasane.

KEY CLIENTS for the Camping Equipment Hire services

Our key clients are:
·         Mobile Camping Safari operators [tour operators]
·         Individuals [walk-ins] | Self-drives | Couch Surfers | Filming crews
·         Backpackers | Student Researchers | Independent Researchers
·         Domestic travelers | Retreats & Team Building excursion groups | Corporate etc. 



Our FULL range and variety of Camping Equipment and other accessories available for Hire.

We have 3m x3m canvas Adventure/Bow tents with ample ventilation for two people, folding washing basin and stand, folding tables and lanterns for the mobile kitchen [chef] and dinner, Bush Shower and Toilet enclosure [guy ropes] with zip entrance, Grill for outdoor cooking, Gazebo for shade.
A folding canvas camping stretcher to make your nights more comfortable, especially when paired with our padded foam mattresses; 3-division fold-up, or roll-up high-density foam camping mattress. Very comfortable for floor sleeping. Recommended for use in our adventure Bow tents.
Head lamps for ease of movement at camp at night, camp chairs for an evening circle, cooler box for refreshments and cutlery box for cutlery and cooking pots. PLUS axe, spade and hammer.

 Epitomize your Botswana safari experience with the best and quality camping equipment from our wide range, to create a convenient and memorable African camping experience.

 Our camping equipment hire rates are competitively affordable, tailored and ideal for the vast bush and wildlife diversity.
 Camping Equipment is available for HIRE on first come first get basis and bookings should be secured and confirmed to avoid inconveniences. 
Also, you can connect through us for Boat Cruise, Game Drive, Victoria Falls Day trip, Mobile Camping safaris, Cultural tours.

for Bookings, inquiries, Packages and FAQs, Contact Us

OPN Group of Companies (Pty) LTD
President avenue next to Information services, Kasane township.
Tel or whatsapp: +267 72660907 | +267 75030112
Email: mambo.bw@gmail.com

“I am very excited to have been part of the camping team, quite an experience in nature’s abundant diversity.” – O’Hagan Kaleigh, England.

OPN Group of Companies is a Botswana citizen owned sole proprietorship. A multi-sectorial social business model encompassing African Arts & Crafts open market stall for Tour de Kasane or Cultural tours, Camping Equipment Hire services for mobile camping safari operators, self-drives, travel group, student researchers, couch surfers, individuals, Cleaning services, Travel and tours agency. 
The Director – Mr. Onalethuso Petrus Buyile Mambo Ntema is an international Writer & author of Soul Seeds: Reality and Mental inspiration poetry anthology [2014, Xlibris Publishing, UK], Native Drummer, Poet and Storyteller, Folk-Jazz musician, Sociologist, Para-legal and Land Rights specialist, Environmental Conservationist, Concept Developer, Anthropologist, Philanthropist and Applied Researcher. Mambo Ntema is a multi-lingual traveler, having been to Germany, France, England, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia since 2006 and continues to connect with the world through Creative Cultural Tourism packages and activities. With over 5 years as a self-employed Social Entrepreneur. 

Gofaone 'One' Muyoba is the Operations and Administration Manager, as an experienced travel and tours consultant and administrator, an operations manager from mobile camping safari to office administration for over 11 years, with keen interest in birding and predators [leopard, elephant, and lion]. 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Ntema nominated for Botswana Youth Awards 2017

Ngamiland native, Chobe resident Creative artist and international Author Mambo Ntema has been nominated for the upcoming Botswana Youth Awards 2017 under Best Youth Promoting Culture & Heritage (code: BYPC). 

Ntema's commitment in the transition of the creative arts industry has a traceable artistic record as a Dancehall artist since 2002, Culture and heritage activist, a Folk-Jazz musician since 2013, a self-published writer and Creativepreneur. His poetry anthology, Soul Seeds was published on February 2014 in the United Kingdom through Xlibris Publishing. Has traveled to present African art's creative diversity in Hamburg Germany in 2015 at Voelkerkunde Museum
      Nominee: Onalethuso Ntema                 Botswana Youth Awards 2017                      

To Vote, Type "BYPC Onalethuso Ntema" and send sms to 17272. 

Voting open until 21 April 2017. SMS cost P2. Vote! Vote! Vote! Your support is honorably appreciated, Botswana mobile networks.  

Botswana Youth Awards 2017, "The Possible Dream: Embracing Tomorrow"...

Read more about Mambo Ntema:
Ntema Unravels Soul Seeds: Daily News
Ntema in Germany: allAfrica Stories (Daily News)
Conversations with Ntema: Afroartvism
Poetry collaborations: Sunday Mail Zimbabwe

Safari Packages: www.ilangatours.com/packages

Creative Tourism Packages 2017 Chobe Botswana

The travel and tourism trends are gradually exploring other creative alternatives as 'a participant tourist and traveler'. In Botswana, Southern Africa, culture and heritage have become tourism product value-adders in so to increase the tourist length of stay through creative cultural experience and exchange. Hence, in Kasane, the jewel of Africa's (and the world) magnificent nature and wildlife, the Creative arts industry surrounds the creativescapes to interpret and illustrate the Nature, Wildlife and People as cohabitants of Mother Nature's. 

We offer creative safari packages for a variety of cultural tourism activities for your delight and memorable experience:

  • Native/Folk-Jazz acoustics music. 
  • Native Drumming sessions.
  • Orator/Storytelling (infusion of Folk-Poetry).
  • Poetry Book Reading and recital sessions.
  • Traditional Song and Dance sessions; Seperu, Diwari, Setapa, Tsutsube, Dikhwaere, Phathisi. 
  • CreativEnsemble Cultural performances.
  • Traditional Instruments session; Thumb piano, Folk Guitar, Hand drum, Marimba, Rattles.
  • Art and Crafts market Tours.
  • Theatrical Storytelling and Folk Song session.
  • Tour de Kasane (Sunset walks, Nature walks, Kasane Prison Baobab monument, Kasane Hot Springs).
  • Boat Cruise in the Chobe river, along border with Namibia's Caprivi Strip.
  • Game Drive in the Chobe National Park.
  • Mobile Camping Safaris to Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi/Nxai Salt Pans, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Tsodilo Hills.
  • Sexaxa Cultural Village, Old Shoshong village tours.
  • Mabele and Kavimba village tours in the Chobe enclave, through the Chobe National Park.
  • Lesoma Monument tour, driving through tarred road and forest reserves.
  • Victoria Falls Day Trip (Zimbabwe).
  • Cultural and Music Festivals.

We also have accommodation packages through our strategic business collaborators. 

Targeting groups of 12 pax per expedition, students, corporate (team building), etc. 

Also, customized packages with rates and Itinerary can be provided through an email inquiry to our Marketing team: mambo.bw@gmail.com or caao.bw@gmail.com.
 CAAO CreativEnsemble Cultural Performance          Poetry Reading

Safari Packages: www.ilangatours.com/packages 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Tswana Same: Poko Puo

Tswana Same: Poko Puo
Bitso lame ke bidiwa Mambo,
Monnatia ke tshwere sekano;
Ka dipina le maboko,
Ke duma jaaka Duma Boko;
Ke bua ke sena lekoko, ke tsholeditse mabogo,
Gake bate (tsone) diphoso, ke tshaba le (tsone) dimoko,
Tsothe tseo ke dinnoto, monna-tota hakena bosso,
Ke palamela dithaba tsa godimo ka maoto,
Ke galaletsa Rara (wa) magodimo ke obile maoto,
Ke aramela tsatsi le legolo, ke mogolo;
Ke seanamarena sa bagolo, ntwakgolo,
Mahoko a bagolo, ke dimpho tse di kgolo,
Gola ngwanaka o te o bone tse di kgolo,
Gola ngwanaka ke puo tsa bagolo,
Bagolo ba bogologolo tala,
Ba buile ba maloba ba re thako ya phala,
Ke letshwao la dikgomo tsa lesaka ke dikala;
Tsa mokgalo di a hala, ka mathare a matala,
Ke mmala wa sebilo mo-Afrika monnatia,
Ke tshwana le mmino wa makaba a bagaka;
Ke raletse sekaka sa Kgalagadi ke mogaka,
Ba lekile ga retela ka bogadi ba mabela,
Ke dikile ke relela ke dipadi ka mabela,
Ke molemi wa mahoko ka botaki nka tsenwa,
Ke molebi wa majako ka bopaki nka henya,
Ke mohenyi wa makwalo ka dibaki nka senya,
Ke motsei wa dipalo ke sena bo-mmati jaaka Mmammati;
A ko o mpelegele ngwana yo ke a lema, ke lema kele nosi,
Mothoka-ina wa ka jeko ke loma le dinotshi,
Ke rotoga Matsaudi ha gare ga dikhuti,
Ke pula ya maloba ke pula ya medupi,
Dibuka tsa maloba ke di bula ka seditsi,
Diphuka ke mebala ke lebelo jaaka pitse,
Ke dipitse ka mebala, ke di bone (ko) Bonwapitse,
Ke phomphokwe wa MoYeyi, kgantshwane sa boditse,
Ke tsoma ka segai, ka letoa le pampiri;
Ke kwala ka pelo le ditoro, mothaba-phiri,
Ke tau ya dikgwa batana se mariri,
Ke rora kgakajana le nkutwe ko mahuri,
Ke pora jaaka nnana kokolehutwe, ke kantini,
Ke bua ka majato ha ke bua tswana same,
Nkate kgarejwana ka lerato ata same...
Book: The Voice of a Shadow, 2017
a Setswana native praise poem.