Fiume Bush Camp
near Grootfontein - Namibia
Fiume Bush Camp an ideal location for those who wish to spend quality time on a Bushman / San excursion in the company of a guide who lives with the San and speaks their language. It is located 75km north-east of the town of Grootfontein en-route to Rundu and the Zambezi Region of Namibia.
Highlights include fire lighting, producing bows and arrows, making jewellery and joining in traditional dancing around a fire. Access onto Bushmanland and Khaudum Park is also worth considering for self-drive tourists. The bush camp itself is located in the Otjozondjupa Region. Other attractions in the area are the dinosaur footprints north of Kalkveld, Dragon's Breath, the world's largest underwater lake and the Hoba Meteorite west of Grootfontein.
In the past the Bushman excursions were offered from Fiume Lodge, but this entailed long drives from the main lodge to the Bushman village these are now a thing of the past. A minimum stay of two nights is required at Fiume Bush Camp as this allows ample time to interact with the Bushman community. The camp enjoys a sand dune setting, surrounded by Kalahari Desert vegetation and beautiful savannah grasslands. Guests enjoy a full buffet-style breakfast, light lunch and 2 course dinner in the main building. A selection of wines and cool drinks are available.
Accommodation is in 8 comfortable safari tents. An en-suite bathroom, twin beds, mosquito nets and locally made furniture are standard. Views of the surrounding environment can be enjoyed from the veranda.
The lodge owner, Joern Gressmann, manages Fiume Bush Camp and his company becomes a genuine cultural highlight of your Namibian holiday as he has an outstanding knowledge on all things San. He speaks their language so your questions and their answers will be translated fully. For many 'a better ambassador for the case of the bushman' couldn't be found.
- Bushman Excursion
- Your guide speaks th Sanr language so your questions and their answers will be translated fully. For many 'a better ambassador for the case of the bushman' couldn't be found. A 60min drive gets you to the Ju'/Hansi Education Centre.
A 1hr bushwalk follows where you will learn how they hunt, light a fire, make jewelery with an explanation of how the San assemble weapons including a string and bow. The Medicine Dance is the final performance of your Bushman Excursion. The Bushman Excursion leaves at 9.15 am (if you are not staying at Fiume the night before the tour - plan to arrive by 9am) and departs the Education Centre at at around 14h30. You will be back at the lodge at around 15h30 (pre booking essential). Sandwiches and refreshments supplied
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