Cultural visit to the Ju’/hoasi Bushmen of the Kalahari
In Africa, as in many places, the ethics with regards to the world of cultural visits is often questionable. Not so your encounter with the Ju’/hoasi Bushmen of the Kalahari, members of which have had at least 4 generations worth of mutually respectful relationships with a handful of outsiders.
Based at one of Botswana’s oldest and most respected camps, Uncharted Africa’s Bushmen Mobiles, a journey steeped in the ways and values of a unique ancient culture, your encounter with the Bushmen of the Kalahari will include learning the Bushman’s unprecedented knowledge of plants, of the animals they track, the jewellery and art they make, the games they play.
Most unusually, and depending on the length of your visit, you will witness the trance dance, the Bushmen’s means of contact with their ancestors. Designed to heal the present, it is an extraordinary, unforgettable experience.
Costs for a two week Botswana safari, to include a visit to the Bushmen of the Makgadikgadi and the western Kalahari, hosted by Ralph Bousfield, costs from US$16,000/ £10,500 per person