In Namibia the cultures of the people have been so adversely affected by civilization over time, that today it is highly unlikely to find a tribe that has not been exposed to westernization. Europeans first explored Namibia in the early 1400s and the indigenous tribes’ way of life have been altered ever since. Sadly, the most significant changes to the way of life of the indigenous people took place in the 1800s when missionaries and explorers started to establish a permanent presence among the people of Namibia.
The Bushmen are the oldest ethnic group in Namibia having inhabited Southern Africa for an estimated 20.000 years. The South African \"homeland\" policy forced them to settle in remote \"THE GREAT KALAHARI’’. The friendly people still live a traditional life as hunters and gatherers. Whereas the women collect wild fruits, berries and wild onions rich in starch, the men pursue hunting. The Bushmen have a deep understanding of nature and the ecology. They are able to identify hundreds of plant species and are known to be excellent animal trackers. Our tour is conducted from an expedition style base-camp within a private farm in the Kalahari Desert.
Our tours are predominately skills based with a large emphasis on you, the guest or student, gaining first hand experience. We guide you carefully through each activity in a form of talks, explanation and demonstration, leaving time for you to try it yourself and employ the skills, under the expert guidance of our local instructors.
Comfortable walking shoes, wide brim hat, sun screen, sunglasses & personal water bottle (2litres), small back pack to carry your water for the walk.Warm jacket, (summer & winter), flashlight, camera & film.