This safari is named in honour of the San (Bushmen) who have always revered this great antelope wherever they were found in Southern Africa. The adventure includes three night Bushman Experience wild camping with the San in the Kalahari, followed by three night in Central Kalahari Game Reserve with San trackers. We draw on decades of experience with the Bushmen to offer a quite unique full immersion into their culture. On the Bushman Experience we will camp in the desert with ten individuals from an experienced Dance Group. They will guide you on extensive bush walks and you will learn the old ways including rope making, trap-setting, tracking, craft making, entertainment dancing, storytelling and the traditional healing dance around an enormous fire at night. During this time we draw on a lifetime of experience and share with you our extensive knowledge of their culture, their history and the challenges they face in a modern world. After the Bushmen Experience, we set off on safari to CKGR for three nights with a San tracker on our team. This is the only recognised true wilderness south of the Sahara and it is literally our back yard. Its central charm is the vast wilderness though it is also home to Africa’s largest lions and countless other tough desert creatures. You will experience the remarkable ability of the San to spot game by day and be simply fascinated by their stories and their charming company by night. Add more nights in the park for a fee we can negotiate if you prefer. Somewhere along this journey we will also find time to share with you the amazing Kalahari night sky in a two hour journey into the cosmos, again we like to believe, a rather unique new perspective into this desert. Short of hiring your own expert anthropologist, we are confident you wil not find a more meaningful opportunity to meet these extraordinary people anywhere.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS 6 NIGHT SAFARI?
Three nights wild camping in the Kalahari at a remote location, fully catered throughout
Two full days on our Bushman Experience
A three-night expedition into CKGR, fully catered, accompanied by a San tracker
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Drinks can be added to your account
CKGR is a remote destination yet we have managed to keep our daily rate on a par with
most offers to Moremi from Maun, a fraction of the distance. Crucially we also don’t fix dates and then fill a sixteen-seater open Cruiser with loads of people who don’t even know each other. All our safaris are private and exclusive. The costs per person also come down if there are more guests as some of our costs like transport are fixed. Of course, we are also open to your suggestions and can customise your trip, both to CKGR or anywhere else in Botswana and Namibia at a great daily rate. The experience of bringing one or two of our San friends along really is unique, their capability in spotting game is legendary and they are wonderful people to have along.