AACN56 Day 12: Windhoek – Ghanzi, Botswana

January 11, 2018 Comments Off on AACN56 Day 12: Windhoek – Ghanzi, Botswana
Andrew Walton
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Windhoek – Ghanzi, Botswana

Parting from Windhoek we make our way to the Kalahari region, crossing into Botswana and making our way to Ghanzi, which skirts the Kalahari Desert. In the midst of seemingly barren terrain we meet up with the San Bushmen and are treated to a guided bush walk and a genuine cultural experience in which we learn about these ancient people’s way of life. We are taught about how the San work with nature and manage the renewable resources around them to their maximum without damaging the fragile balance of their ecosystem. Our support of this ecotourism venture provides the San Bushmen with a sustainable income, helping to keep their fascinating culture alive. At night, you are welcome to experience the ancient dance rituals of the San Bushmen around a campfire. On special occasions, this could be a healing or trance dance that can continue throughout the night. It is an intense spiritual experience for the participants and audience alike that is simply unforgettable.

Trip Highlights: Kalahari Desert, San/Bushmen culture
Accommodation: Ghanzi Trailblazers, Twin share accommodation with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-530kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours
Optional Activities: Traditional dancing US$15

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