NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED only 12 Places.
Join us on an inspirational journey into the heart of the Kalahari Desert to meet the people and wildlife that are the very essence of Africa.
Explore the beautiful wild Nyae Nyae conservancy with our bushman guides,
learn to survive in the wilderness with the traditional skills that our ancestors
used and enjoy the opportunity to view some of the most amazing wildlife in the world.
This expedition is open to everyone and will particularly appeal to people who
wish to connect with nature, learn indigenous skills and explore a more
traditional way of life.
Photographers will have plenty of opportunities to shoot wildlife, landscapes
and portraits of the Bushmen.
This Namibian adventure is split between three locations: Grashoek Living
History Village, Nyae Nyae Salt Pan and Etosha National Park.
THE SAN BUSHMEN
We will be spending time with the Ju/’hoansi San people at Grashoek and
The total population of Bushmen in Namibia is about 27 000 people. These
hunter gatherers occupy remote areas in the east of the country and Kalahari
Desert in Botswana.
The oldest San paintings testify that these huntergatherers roamed through
Southern Africa more than 25 000 years ago.
The San lived in complete harmony with nature. With no political or inherited
power hierarchy, every member of society shared resources and responsibilitiesequally.
Sharing was and still is in some areas the most basic principle of life. Ownership
and wealth were unnecessary and harmful concepts. The fact that nothing was
ever wasted ensured San survival as nomads and hunters in an extremely harsh environment of Southern African deserts such as Namib and Kalahari.
The San will be teaching us the following skills (amongst others!)….
• Tracking and all associated skills
• Wild medicinal plants
• Traditional bow making• Traditional spear making
• Bonetipped and poison arrows
• Root bark quivers
• Traditional tools
• Cordage from plant fibres and animal sinew
• Friction fire lighting including hand drill, traditional tinder and sparkers
• Water location and procurement
• Traditional shelters
• Spoons and cooking utensils
• Ostrich shell jewellery
• Musical instruments
• Bush foods and toxic plants
We will be walking out into the bush with the San, camping under the stars. You will be most welcome to join in with the traditional singing, dancing and
storytelling around the campfire. You may even be fortunate enough to witness a traditional healing ceremony with the chief medicine man.
We will be spending at least 2 nights with the Bushmen at Nyae Nyae Pan. This is an area of outstanding beauty and is full of wildlife including elephant, lion,
hyena, zebra, jackal, wildebeest and many species of antelope. We will be
accompanied by 2 Bushmenguides for this part of the expedition, who will teach you to stalk and track in the traditional way. We will be camping underneath the giant baobab trees and you will have the opportunity to learn how to read the land and the patterns of movement from the wildlife in the area. Your Bushmen
guides for this part of the trip have been chosen for their outstanding skill as
trackers and hunters.
From Nyae Nyae we will drive back through Grashoek and on the Etosha
This section of the trip will give you the chance to see much more of the
spectacular wildlife that Southern Africa is famous for.
We will spend two full days at Etosha and then do a morning game drive before
heading back to Windhoek on the final day.
For more information on this adventure please email
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- GRASHOEK VILLAGE (BUSHMANLAND)
The Ju/’hoansi Bushmen community at Grashoek own and operate the first living history village in Namibia.
Here on the Western edge of the Kalahari desert the people simulate the life and old ways of their ancestors and educate people who visit them in their
We will be staying with the Ju/’hoansi San for several days both in the village
itself and out in the bush land surrounding Grashoek.
The Nyae Nyae Pan is located a short drive from the village and will be the
location for our bushwalk section of the expedition.
The area is home to some of the largest baobab trees in Namibia and also to a
huge salt pan. We are extremely fortunate to have permission to camp in this
area of true bush amongst the many species of wildlife (including elephant and
lions!) that it is home to.
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
The Etosha National Park is one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife
It is a photographer’s paradise and offers amazing game viewing, especially
during the dry season.
We will be camping near to some of the many waterholes where you will have theopportunity to see up to 150 species of mammal including the ‘Big 5’.
Etosha is also renowned for the huge variety of birdlife, which are attracted to
the watering holes, salt pan and surrounding savannah grassland.
- You will need to book a flight to Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport. From there we will arrange for an airport pick-up to transport you to your hotel. Simply let us know your flight details and we will do the rest!
- We limit group sizes on all of our adventures, Group sizes limited to 12 on this adventure. Pay your initial deposit below Via PayPal to reserve your spot or contact us and make a deposit in our Barclay’s Bank Account by clicking here. We will then send you a detailed itinerary and booking forms.
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We look forward to sharing our world with you.
The World Wild Adventure Team
- Day 1: Travel from Windhoek to Roy’s Rest Camp. Overnight at Roy’s Camp.
Day 2: Travel from Roy’s Rest Camp to Grashoek Living History Village in the
Day 2-3: Camping at the Living History Village, spending time with the San
Bushmen and learning traditional skills.
Day 4-6: Travel to Nyae Nyae Pan and spend time with our Bushmen guides in
Day 6: Travel to Etosha National Park
Day 6-9 : Exploring Etosha National Park.
Day 9: Travel back to Windhoek. Dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse. Overnight at hotel.
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