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bushmanland

bushmanland (Namibia)

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  • Desert
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
278 km from Grootfontein by car
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of bushmanland

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A region which is hard to get to, close to the border with Botswana, whose main centre is the town of Tsumkwe.

My suggestion:
Plan some time if you're heading to this region, which is rich mainly for its inhabitants, the Bushmen. 
My review

In Namibia, the desert shrouds every stopping place. The region of Bushmanland is one of the most isolated and most difficult to access regions in the country, a genuine trip off the beaten tracks. Between Tsumkwe and Grootfontein, I had to drive close to 250 kilometres on a desert road, to reach the gateway to Bushmanland. This road is long, very long and it isn't really conceivable if you don't have an all-terrain vehicle. 

My base camp was the Nhoma Safari Camp which, in addition to the accommodation, organises meetings with the Bushmen. So, I could briefly get to know about this culture by spending a little time in their village and seeing them go about their daily business. Intriguing and unconventional, this experience struck me, as these people are totally different from Westerners and they seem to be cut off from all modern civilisation. It's best to plan for 2 to 3 days there, as the journey is so long that, in my opinion, it isn't worth staying there just one day.

Bushman, Nyae Nyae Conservancy
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