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Namibia


3 Day Culture, Tradition and Wildlife Tour

Includes: San & Bastswana People | private game reserve visit

This three day tour, departing from Windhoek, offers an in-depth look into the daily lives, routines and traditions of some of Namibia's oldest cultural groups; notably the San Bushmen and Batswana tribes. Also include isa safari around a private reserve with resident elephant, rhino and a variety of plains antelope.

  • Learn about the issues which face ordinary people in rural communities in the Eastern Kalahari area
  • Stay in a rural homestead; eat, sleep & learn about daily life of the local people
  • Visit the modern villages of both the San Bushman and the Batswana communities
  • Meet and stay with the host family
  • Assist local communities to support themselves through income generation projects and community development programmes

Camping Safaris | Namibia

  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Fire!
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Cheetah
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Your Guide
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Dance Lie No One Is Watching
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Kids
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Elephant
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Family Life
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Fire Making
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Bush Walk
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Game Drving In The Kalahari
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Ombakara Lodge
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Caracal At Ombakara
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Cats At Ombakara
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: San Firemaking
  • Culure & Wildlife Tour: Two Generations
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Day 1: Windhoek - Okambara - Gobabis
Particiapnts will be collected from their accommodation in Windhoek at around 06h30. A 130km trip to a 15,000ha private game reserve at Okambara Elephant Lodge follows. On arrival some light refreshments will be served before you depart on a game drive. Sightings of elephant, rhino, zebra, giraffe, ostrich and a variety of antelope are possible as you game view around the beautiful landscape and scenery.  Lunch is at the lodge. Your tour continues on to your overnight stop in the cattle town of Gobabis, a guesthouse owner/managed by a local entrepreneur.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Camping: Uakii Eco-Guesthouse
Day 2: Gobabis - Kalahari San-Bushmen Village
The tour continues after an early breakfast to a San Bushman Village in the eastern Kalahari. You will be greeted on arrival by your host family before proceeding to a bush camp. The afternoon has been set aside for a bush walk (weather permitting) accompanied by a small clan of Bushmen. Discover hunting skills such as tracking, stalking, fire-making and searching for underground water roots. Learn how the San men and women look for and gather bush food and other edible plants and how they are used (e.g. contraceptives and healing).

Chill and relax in the late afternoon and watch the beautiful sunset over the stunning Kalahari Desert. At the same time dinner is prepared over an open camp fire.Later you can share stories and experiences with your hosts, the San Bushmen and fellow guests whilst spending quality time stargazing into the spectacular Namibian night sky. The entire experience is enhanced by traditional San dancing and singing.
Meals: Breakfast, Light Lunch & Dinner
Camping: Bush camping
Day 3: Windhoek
After breakfast the journey back to Windhoek begins. The drive passes remote communal settlements. The changing environment of the Kalahari Desert and the inhospitable conditions experienced by its inhabitants does not go unnoticed.
A short stopover will be made in Epukiro Batswana Village, a historical Roman Catholic Mission here a local host will accompany you. This is a superb opportunity to witness life in an authentic Batswana community in a rural setting. The village also has shops, schools and a clinic.

Appreciate lively Batswana traditional dance and music. This thoroughly enjoyable performance is embellished by the artists natural dancing rhythm. Guest participation is recommended! Afterwards it is time to continue your journey back to the capital city. You will be dropped off at your accommodation in Windhoek.
Meals: Breakfast
Mode of transport
The vehicle will depend on the size of the group but mostly we use a VW micro minibus/combi or VW Amarok. For groups of guests larger than eight a Toyota Dyna vehicle is used.
Number Of Participants
Maximum of fourteen
Included
All transport
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Tea & coffee in camp
All camping equipment
Park entrance & accommodation fees
Guide
Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Windhoek
Excluded
Beverages
Sleeping Bag (can be hired)
Tips
Travel Insurance
Other
Itinerary is assisted comfortable camping with participation limited to only helping with the tents
The tents are canvas dome type, which are easy to assemble. The mattress is approximately 5 cm thick with its mattress cover and each client has a camp chair with backrest.
Luggage is limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag.
We suggest a sleeping bag range of '3 4 season'. Sleeping bags can be rented by prior arrangement. When selecting your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45°C and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5°C. The rainy season is between December and April.
All evening meals on camping safaris (unless stipulated) are cooked by your guide on an open fire. Salads and fresh vegetables will be served daily where readily available. Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians and other dietary requirements can be catered for, but please notify us when booking.
Route & Accommodation
The itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change - for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated.

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