The people of Botswana understand their lands in a way we can never comprehend, and any traveler yearning for cultural immersion will be inspired by the semi-nomadic lifestyle of these tribes. This is a passionate country, that stands out from the crowd: earlier this year, Tshekedi Khama, Botswana’s environment minister, spoke out ardently on why his country would never burn elephant tusks, preferring to find other ways to deter poachers.
MEET THE FIRST OF BOTSWANA – THE BASARWA
The Basarwa are a people that have a truly incredible connection to the land in which they live, and the opportunity to meet them is one not to be missed. Watch, learn and be inspired.
A great one for younger explorers – learn to live off the land and cook by open fire. We can arrange for your budding voyagers to take part in camp crafts and fishing experiences before following traditional techniques to prepare a meal at the end of the day.
Animal tracking has always been an integral part of survival on the plains of Botswana. Learn the tracking techniques used for centuries by the indigenous tribes of Botswana and understand more about the living habits of the animals that roam this vast wilderness.
Like many of the African nations, a huge push has been made to protect Botswana’s natural wonders. From joining well-known organisations such as Tusk, to supporting the individual contributions of many of the lodges, there is plenty of opportunity to contribute to the welfare of the country. Take time to understand the importance of protecting the country for generations to come and meet with the experts on hand at your camp.