Kalahari Bushmen Exclusive - 3 Days
On the eastern Kalahari’s’ emerges a super natural, breath taking and a highly memorable village with a lovely sunrise and amazing sunset. Situated in great untamed nature of Omaheke region, the bushcamp in the village is meant to expose you to varieties depth of cultures, customs and traditions of the indigenous San people.
From N$ 7850 pp
Understanding of ancient Bushman people is hands on experience through direct exposure of guest in the Wilderness with a culturally established and traditionally operated bush-camp.
Enjoying a unique Kalahari bush, you will stay peacefully in nature for 2 nights. Varieties of accommodations are available, ranging from urban eco-friendly and modern environmental camping sites allowing guest to be directly under the stars, traditional huts with modern environmental friendly shared ablution facilities
From N$ 7850 per person with MINIMUM OF 2 GUEST PER TOUR
Guided through several activities for variety of talks, explanations and demonstrations before being offered the opportunity of employing the skills yourself (with the expert guidance of local San host family, e.g. natural fire making without a lighter). Let your holiday be memorable as you positively contribute towards the Life's of the local people/communities you visit.
Day 01: From Windhoek to the "Be Wild Adventure Camp"
On a very flexible route, guests will be collected from the accommodation in Windhoek from 08h30 and will be driven to our bush wilderness based camp in the Kalahari; via the eastern village-town of Witvlei and Gobabis to our overnight destination. Our Adventure bushcamp is in a wilderness environment & if time permits we take a relax late afternoon walk to explore the surrounding area and talk to our San/Bushman host family.
As the sun is dipping down in the Kalahari, guest return to the camp for sundowners, whilst dinner cooked over the fire, and the tranquillity of an evening in a remote wilderness environment. The evening after supper is spent looking at the stars and sharing stories blessed with traditional music with Bushbar naturally opened.
Breakfast, Lunch and Bush-bar at guest own cost; but Dinner included
Day 02: Adventure Bush Camp
You will be given a dawn wake-up call with a hot coffee before we set off on foot into the bush. The duration of the walks is open-ended depending on the weather & your energy! The emphasis during this outing is on bush experience and the bushmen host family will demonstrate how they make use of plants to provide for their needs. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the hunter-gatherer way of life. As you walk the host San family will explain the uses of different plants, identify animal spoor and demonstrate how to find everything necessary for survival within the wilderness. Get a close look at the rapidly disappearing culture of the last hunter-gatherers. Go on a walk through the veld with a small clan of Bushmen family as they show you how they gather food, start fire with sticks and get water from underground roots. The game tends to concentrate in the bush and our chances of spotting different species are enhanced by the sharp eyes of the natural and biodiversity experts (Bushman). Wherever we spot the species or spoor our Bushman experts will give you the story behind the animal tracks and point to the fascinating detail that is too easily missed. They will demonstrate more of their survival and hunting techniques/skills and you are allowed to hunt with their cameras. The Bushman expert will later lead us back to the camp. No GPS allowed during this session, hence, observation, attentive listening to Bushman experts and interaction through questions remains important.
Along the route to our campsite we pass through characteristic of the Kalahari bush with wide vistas of bush dotted with clumps of trees and interspersed with wide open space. Reveal the amazing variety of life in this apparently harsh landscape. The midday is passed relaxing in the shade back at camp perhaps reading up in the reference books what was seen in the field. The afternoon will be spend with local men & women at our craft village, the guest will learn more about local craft. The bushmen will also teach you skills of making bow and arrow as well as ostrich egg pearls and jewellery the old way which you take back a your heritage. We then call it a day and our dinner will be prepared on an open campfire.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included and with a cash Bushbar
Day 03: Adventure Bush Camp to Windhoek
Early morning bush breakfast, break down of camp, say good bye to our friends and the host family before returning to Windhoek. In Gobabis/Witvlei guest are free to have coffee, cake and a glass of wine at own cost before we return to Windhoek.
Expected arrival time back in Windhoek will be from 15h00 afternoon
Breakfast only included
Delta and Vic Falls - 9 Days
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From N$ 18700 pp (Camping)