Kalahari Bushmen Exclusive - 3 Days
On this cultural safari you visit, a farm owned and operated by a local farmer in the eastern Kalahari region of Namibia. The reason for visiting this area is to get an understanding of the culture of the local Bushman people. This tour is aimed at providing hands on experience.
From N$ 6250 pp
You will be guided through several activities through a variety of talks, explanations and demonstrations before being offered the opportunity of employ the skills yourself (with the expert guidance of local guides). This cultural tour can be either combined with the 3-day Etosha or 3-day Sossusvlei Link as a complimentary package tour or both. Let your holiday make sense to you and contribute positively to the Life's of the local people/communities you visit.
Day 01: From Windhoek to the "Be Wild Adventure Camp"
Guest will be collected from the accommodation in Windhoek around 09h00 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 investigate the surrounding area and talk to our guides.
The sun is dipping down as we return to camp in time for sundowners, dinner cooked over the fire, and the tranquility of an evening in a remote wilderness environment. The evening after supper is spent stargazing and sharing stories.
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 guides 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 guides they will explain the uses of different plants, identify animal spoor and demonstrate how to find everything necessary for survival in this 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 local guides as they show you how they gather food, start fire with sticks and get water from underground roots. The game tends to concentrate on the farm and our chances of spotting different species are enhanced by the sharp eyes of the Bushmen guides. Wherever we spot the species or spoor our guides will give you the story behind the animal tracks and point to the fascinating detail that is too easily missed. The Guides will demonstrate more of their survival and hunting techniques/skills and you are allowed to hunt with their cameras. The Guides will lead us back to the camp, please no GPS, that’s why observation, listening to your guides & asking questions are of utmost importance.
Along the route to our campsite we pass through a landscape characteristic of the Kalahari 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 how to make local craft. The bushmen will also teach you to make your own bow and arrow as well as ostrich egg pearls and your own jewellery the old way. We then call it a day and our dinner will be prepared on an open campfire.
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 you will have coffee, cake and a glass of wine at own cost before we return to Windhoek.
Delta and Vic Falls - 9 Days
The 9 day Delta & Falls Safari is the perfect way to travel from Windhoek to visit two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta in Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This trip stands alone, but it is also designed to be completed in combination with most of our other scheduled itineraries. This tour departs on selected Friday from Windhoek.
From N$ 18700 pp (Camping)