This morning after breakfast you will make you way to Nhoma Safari Camp, located close to Tsumkwe in the east Kalahari region.
Tsumkwe is the regional administrative centre and the largest settlement in the region but it is no more than a crossroads with a ramshackle collection of shops, trading stores and bottle shops. You may find Bushman art (the large blank area in the northeast with very few roads or settlements is commonly known as Bushmanland) for sale in stalls or small shops: ostrich egg bracelets and necklaces and colourful beaded bags are the most common items.
Reaching the Camp, you will be welcomed into and introduced to the community. Participate in the daily activities in the village, try your hand at traditional games and learn how the men prepare for a hunt. During the evening you will witness a traditional healing dance (note; this may be performed any evening during your stay).
Nhoma Safari Camp is a small activity orientated tented camp, situated in the north eastern corner of Namibia on state-owned land. The camp was built by Arno Oosthuysen with the help of the Nhoq’ma community within the traditional area of the Ju’hoan San or Bushmen (as they are commonly known in Namibia). Your stay in the Camp allows the community to generate income, which in turn buys food and supplies not provided by the surrounding environment. Without the camp and the economy it creates, the community would have had to have left their ancestral land and moved to settled areas such as Tsumkwe.
Your safari tent, shaded by large Zambesi teak trees, provides basic luxuries such as comfortable beds and en-suite bath room with hot water. Meals and drinks are provided in a central dining area consisting only of a large thatched roof. With only a handful of tents spread out along a vegetated dune, enjoy 180 degree views over the Nhoma omuramba (fossil river bed). The vegetation of this part of the Kalahari is classified as woodland savannah and is a far cry from the image people have of the Kalahari! (B,L,D)
4 nights Nhoma Safari Camp