Namibia Bushmen and Wildlife 7 days
The Bushmen are the remnants of Africa’s oldest cultural group, genetically the closest surviving people to the original Homo sapiens “core” from which the Negroid people of Africa emerged. Bushmen are small in stature generally with light yellowish skin, which wrinkles very early in life.
- Accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
- Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
- Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide.
- Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
- Mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
- International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
- Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
- All beverages apart from mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
- Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
- Gratuities, items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
- ENTRY VISA FEES (make sure to double-check if your country’s citizens need a VISA to enter Namibia or not.
- BANK CHARGES (as per bank or 3.5% commission for VISA/MASTER and 4.5% commission for AMEX).
Day 1 Windhoek International Airport > Windhoek City
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you are met by a Tour Guide from Nali Safaris and you will be transferred to your hotel in Windhoek with the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. Accommodation: Vondelhof Guesthouse or similar Meals: BB
Day 2 Windhoek City > Etosha National Park
Today around 8:00 your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation heading to Etosha National Park, Namutoni area, we aim to arrive in the afternoon, take a short time to relax before heading into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for your first game drive. Lunch will in a restaurant en-route. After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at a floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of the Resort and easily reachable within a minute or two on foot. The waterhole has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa” and the ideal venue to witness peculiar animal politics. Black rhino, Africa’s tallest elephants, lion and numerous species of antelope are regular visitors during the cool, dry season. Accommodation: Okaukuejo Wildlife Resort or similar Meals: BLD
Day 3 Etosha National Park (full day game viewing)
A full day’s game viewing in the famous Etosha National Park. We leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as you game drive your way through Etosha. Along the way visit several waterholes where you will be afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and you have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the western side of the park. Accommodation: Namutoni Wildlife Resort or similar Meals: BLD
Day 4 Etosha National Park > Tsumkwe, Bushmanland
After an early morning breakfast, we leave Etosha National Park via the town of Grootfontein to Bushmanland. The San, colloquially also called Bushmen, live in this area. They are the oldest people in Namibia, living in southern Africa for an estimated 20,000 years. The small friendly people traditionally are hunters and gatherers, the women collect fruits, berries and starch containing onions, while the men go hunting. The San have a deep understanding of nature and ecology. They are able to distinguish between hundreds of plant species and are known to be excellent trackers. On arrival, the tour guide will meet the local SAN translator for the next day’s departure time and guests will be informed accordingly before or after dinner. Accommodation: TUCSIN Tsumkwe Lodge Meals: – DBB
Day 5 Bushmanland
After breakfast we depart for a full day visit to one of the authentic bushman villages. You will spend this day learning the livelihood of bushman (SAN) people in their own village. Amidst vegetated, fossil dunes, the Ju/’hoansi! Kung Bushman (sometimes simply called the ‘Kung’) live, scattered around in small villages. These are Bushmen of the Kalahari, also known as the San Bushmen. The Bushmen are hunter-gatherers who, for thousands of years, have found their sustenance in the desert with their knowledge and skills. They primarily hunt several species of antelope, but their daily food has always been primarily composed of fruits, berries and roots of the desert. They construct temporary wooden shelters. Accommodation: TUCSIN Tsumkwe Lodge Meals: – BLD
Day 6 Bushmanland > Waterberg Plateau Park
After breakfast, we depart heading to Waterberg Plateau. Waterberg means: water mountain, it’s a massive table mountain east of Otjiwarongo in the northern reaches of central Namibia. It is about 50 km long, up to 16 km wide and rises from the plains of the Omaheke, as this part of the Kalahari is known, to a height of up to 200 metres. This natural barrier often intercepts clouds, causing them to release their moisture. You can opt to join excursions if time permits offered by the lodge to explore the area of this mountain range. The mountain’s upper layer consists of red sandstone which is porous and absorbs rainwater like a sponge. The base, on the other hand, is impermeable rock with a slight gradient from west to east. On the south-eastern slope water therefore escapes along this layer in the form of several springs – even during the dry season from May until September. Accommodation: NWR Waterberg Plateau Resort Meals: – DLB
Day 7 Waterberg Plateau Park > Windhoek International Airport
After breakfast, depending on your departure flight we depart to Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport for your outbound flight back home.