Bushmen Culture Inmersion, Kalahari Desert – Namibia

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Namibia, AFRICA

The San people (called ‘Bushmen’ by the colonizers) of the Kalahari are one of the oldest surviving indigenous groups on the face of the earth.Today, the culture and unique identity of the San are under threat. There are many cases of the very land on which they have lived for millennia being taken away from them. Meet the Hunter-Gatherer People, “The Kalahari Bushmen”.

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NAM001

Bespoke departures:

1-12 October, 2015

1-12 June, 2015

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4/8 MIN/MAX

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Namibia

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Indigenous

duration:

12 days

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The Bushmen are still well known for being masters in surviving in dry environments as the Kalahari and the Namib Deserts of Namibia. Even today, some groups still depend on a large extend on hunting and gathering in these areas.

The greatest and hardest hunting technic ever been seen, done by one man, is to track and run down the Great Kudu Antelope in midday African heat. This persistance hunt is an astonishing achievement by a single human hunter and shows what these Kalahari Bushmen are really made of. We will be traveling through their beautiful Namibia landscape, where they have lived for about 65,000 years. We will listen and learn when our bushman/guide interprets what kind of a story the tracks on the ground tells us. They will show us all the different useful plants, bushfood and how to find water.

The Bushmen community on the western edge of the great Kalahari is home to the only historic living village in Namibia where the ancient San culture is alive in genuine tradition. They specialize in teaching their skills, including hunting, gathering, singing, dancing, gaming and traditional healing, as well as their traditional crafts. We will visit these extraordinary people and stay with them for several days in their historic village. We will also walk with them into the wild in order to have a first-hand experience of their culture, which is also part of our own Stone Age history in the evolution of mankind.

This is not a safari… This a a bushcraft expedition!

Accommodation

Hotel In Windhoek. Tents during the expedition (double occupancy).

Food

All local food will be included during the expedition. Self prepared.

Guide

Local and X-plore guide.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Windhoek - Erongo Mountains

Day 2 - Erongo Mountains

Day 3 - Etosha

Day 4 - Etosha

Day 5 - Ju/Hoansi tribe village

Day 6 - Ju/Hoansi tribe village

Day 7 - Ju/Hoansi tribe village

Day 8 - Otavi Mountains

Day 9 - Otavi Mountains

Day 10 - Otavi Mountains

Day 11 - Windhoek

Day 12 - Departure

MAPS & AREA

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Included

  • Accomodation in double tent
  • Campsites and community fees
  • Meals as specified (plus tea/coffee in camps)
  • Pick up/drop off at international airport
  • Transportation (fuel included)
  • Entrance fees to places of interest as mentioned (Etosha included)
  • Activity fees for living museum, farms..., as specified in the program
  • English-Speaking local guide
  • International guide
  • All camping equipment
  • Tap drinking water
  • Wood

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Extra Meals & Drinks
  • Sleeping Bag and sleeping mats
  • Excursions / activities not in the program
  • Personal insurance (note: medical insurance is compulsory)
  • Visa requirements for the countries being visited
  • All services not specified before
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