Tracking with the bushmen
of the Kalahari

A cultural and wildlife experience learning about tracking and the secrets of the Kalahari Desert.


About the Bushmen of the Kalahari

A cultural and wildlife safari experience that includes spending time with the Bushmen, learning about tracking and the secrets of Botswana’s the Kalahari Desert.

Getting out of a vehicle and out on foot automatically changes your perspective of Africa. Going one step further and walking in the footsteps of people who call this wilderness home, is undoubtedly one of the richest and most pleasurably surprising experiences you could hope to have. Interaction with the Bushmen is handled respectfully, and most take a real interest in demonstrating their expertise.

Those who have had the rare privilege of tracking an animal with the San hunters tell how they can lope for hours, beating rhythmical pace upon their bare thighs with a short stick. Their understanding of the animal and formidable mental agility enables them to anticipate its movements and follow footprints over rocky ground even when none are visible. Impressive endurance athletes, they have the capacity to run their prey to exhaustion, whereupon they employ a well-aimed poison-tipped arrow to swiftly finish the job.

We work with a selected handful of responsible operators who have partnered with the Bushmen in conservation projects. 

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At home in the desert

Diminutive in stature and open friendly faces, the San have perfected the art of being at home in the desert.

A short spell in alongside the young hunters, or at home with the women, throws open the secrets of life in the hostile Kalahari and provides an astonishing insight into the wealth of knowledge of Africa’s oldest people.

Our Favourite Camps & Lodges for this experience

Top quality camps and lodges in the vast deserts of the Kalahari
Camp Kalahari

This camp is the laidback sister of Jack’s and San Camp with understated brilliance in the heart of the great Kalahari.

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San Camp

San Camp is not for everyone but those that go with an open mind and can appreciate that there is more to Africa than elephants and lions.

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Walking with locals inthe Kalahari

Local guides will take you on walks into the surrounding area, and if you are passionate to learn more about this unique culture, there is even the rare opportunity to be part of traditional ceremonies that is still part of the nomads’ life.

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