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Bushman Tribe & Wildlife – Accommodated Tour

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Duration: 7 days
Product code: 4522
Overview

Discover the ancient tribe's descendants, The Bushmen. These 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. Experience wildlife at it's best in Etosha National Park. It is one of the world’s great wildlife-viewing venues.

Unlike other parks in Africa, where you can spend days looking for animals, Etosha’s charm lies in its ability to bring the animals to you. Just park your car next to one of the many water holes, then wait and watch while a host of animals – lions, elephants, springboks, gemsboks etc – come not two by two but by the hundreds.

Another hot spot not to be missed, Waterberg Plateau. The striking sight of Waterberg Plateau's brick-red sandstone crowned with lush vegetation has supported a wide diversity of flora and fauna for thousands of years.

Highlights
  • Guided visit to an authentic Bushman Village
  • Accommodations into excellent hotels and lodges
  • Mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle.
  • Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide.
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Semi-Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 7 days
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    We pick you up from Windhoek International Airport to Windhoek city and drop you off at the same airport after the tour has ended.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    100% Cancellation fee for customers to cancel 30 days prior to the tour and 50% cancellation fee 31-45 days prior to the tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 10 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Mineral still water on-board the safari vehicle.
  • Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
  • Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) as stated on the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle.
  • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
Exclusions
  • ENTRY VISA FEES (make sure to double-check if your country’s citizens need a VISA to enter Namibia or not.
  • Gratuities, items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
  • Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
  • All beverages apart from mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
  • Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
  • International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
Itinerary
Days

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Vondelhof Guesthouse or similar

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Okaukuejo Wildlife Resort
  • Okaukuejo Restaurant

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Mokuti Etosha Lodge
  • Mokuti Lodge Restaurant

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Tucsin Tsumkwe Country Lodge
  • Tucsin Tsumkwe Country Lodge Restaurant

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : TUCSIN Tsumkwe Country Lodge or similar
  • Tucsin Tsumkwe Country Lodge Restaurant

After breakfast, we depart heading to Waterberg Plateau. Waterberg means: water fountain, 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 an 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.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : NWR Waterberg Plateau Resort or similar
  • NWR Waterberg Plateau Resort Restaurant

After breakfast, depending on your departure flight we depart to Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport for your outbound flight back home.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Meeting Point
Pick up from Windhoek International Airport.

Know Before You Go
  • Basic medical kit to include: Malaria prophylactics, Anti-histamine cream, Aspirins, Elastoplast, Antiseptic cream or powder, Moisturizing/suntan lotion, Insect repellent.
  • Light raincoat for summer rains (Nov-April).
  • Visas (if req.), passport, money etc. it is recommended to take US$ in small notes. The guide will recommend how much to exchange along the route. International credit cards are accepted in most towns.
  • Binoculars, camera with good zoom lens & film.
  • Sweater/anorak/parka for cold evenings.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and good quality socks.
  • Shorts/skirts/trousers/slacks
  • Comfortable T-shirts and long-sleeved safari shirts
  • Good quality pair of sunglasses.
  • Soft type duffel bag for luggage or suitcases.
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