Join us on an exceptional expedition where we discover the lifestyles and traditions of some of Namibia’s oldest cultural groups. This 3-day safari is designed to give you an in-depth look into the lives of the San Bushman and Batswana tribes, allowing you to spend time with them as we witness their daily lives and activities.
What to expect ?
- Clients can expect to see the Batswana tribe in the forest and interact with them and learn about their culture and way of life.
- Clients can also go for a game drive around the area and see different animals.
Day 1 - Clients Overnight: Okambara Elephant Lodge
Depending on the arrival time of clients from the airport or we pick up clients from their accommodation at 06.30 am. We then drive to a private reserve some 130km from the city to arrive at Okambara Lodge before 9.00 am. After a welcome coffee, we leave on a game drive where you have the opportunity of seeing elephant, square-lipped rhino, giraffe and a variety of antelope whilst enjoying the breath-taking scenery and landscape of the region. We return for lunch at the lodge. After our activity at Okambara, we continue to Gobabis overnight at Uakii Eco-Guesthouse, a guesthouse own & run by a local entrepreneur. (LD)
Activity: Game Drive
Day 2 - Clients Overnight: Uakii Eco Guesthouse
After our activity at Okambara, we continue to Gobabis overnight at Uakii Eco-Guesthouse, a guesthouse own & run by a local entrepreneur.
After an early breakfast, we continue the journey to our San-Bushmen Village situated in the eastern Kalahari. On arrival, we meet our host family before going to our bush-camp. Weather dependent we depart on an afternoon bush walk with a small clan of Bushmen who will teach, and show us, their hunting skills such as tracking, stalking, fire making and finding underground water roots. The women and men will also teach us about how they gather bush food and other edible plants, where to look for them and how they are used.
At the end of a busy afternoon, we watch the sun setting over the Kalahari whilst dinner is prepared over an open campfire. After our evening meal, we spend the evening stargazing and sharing stories with our hosts, the Bushmen, who will also add to the experience with their dancing and singing.
Activity: Visit the Kalahari san-bushmen village
Day 3: Client depart back to the airport or accommodation
After breakfast, we start our journey back to Windhoek. The drive takes us via the Historical Batswana Mission village, passing remote communal villages while observing the changing environment of the Kalahari and the harsh conditions these people live in. A short stopover will be made in Epukiro Batswana village where our local woman host/guide will accompany us through the village/mission to witness the real life of the Batswana communities in their rural settings (this will be done on foot). The village also has shops, schools, and a clinic. Whilst here we have the opportunity to experience an exceptional Batswana traditional dance, combining music and their natural dancing rhythm – guests may join in.
After this wonderful experience, we continue our journey back to Windhoek where guests will be dropped off at their accommodation or airport demanding on the departure flights
- Accommodation & Meals for the Guide Meals and clients (as per itinerary)
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary Activities as indicated in the itinerary
- Passenger Liability 15%
- Airport transfer
- Qualified professional Driver/ guide
- VAT 2% Tourism Levy
- International flights and airport taxes
- All optional excursions and activities
- All meals not mentioned
- Tips for tour guides
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary
- All expenses of personal nature
- Above Drinks at lodges and on road
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
Where to meet ?
We will provide you meeting location after reservation is confirmed.
A small clan of Bushmen who will teach, and show you, their hunting skills such as tracking, stalking, fire making and finding underground water roots. The women and men will also teach us about how they gather bush food and other edible plants, where to look for them and how they are used.