Ghanzi Trail Blazers
Ghanzi Trail Blazers - the ultimate Kalahari Bushman experience in Ghanzi, Botswana.
Why visit Ghanzi Trail Blazers
Due to enormous economic and social pressures, the San lifestyle and culture has been all but destroyed. Julian Butler, a local businessman, realizing this, set aside a former cattle ranch in Ghanzi in order to recreate an authentic hunter/gatherer community of the San/Bushman. Ghanzi Trail Blazers caters for visitors wishing to have a genuine glimpse of this fast disappearing unique and ancient culture. Hosts offer a number of activities to interact with the San/Bushman, and to discover how the San/Bushman survived in the Kalahari.
The San/Bushman have few educational skills to survive total domination by
Western political and social culture. Ghanzi Trail Blazers offers them an
opportunity to utilise their own specialised skills in a work environment at
which they are totally at home. Your support of this ecotourism venture gives
the San/Bushman a sustainable income and helps keep their culture alive.
Authentic Affordable Accommodation in the Kalahari
Ghanzi Trail Blazers is located far enough away from the main road to enjoy the real African bushveld (approximately 4 km).
Accommodation is in recreated San/Bushman grass huts, which have been suitably modified for your comfort. The huts have stretchers with mattresses, lights and mosquito nets. There are communal ablutions with flush toilets and hot showers.
Campsites and wash-ups are available
Meals are mainly traditional South African cuisine, mostly braai's (barbecues)
and potjies (casseroles). Conventional Western-style food can be made on
request. You may sample traditional Bushman cuisine as well, if your stomach
is strong enough.
A bar is available for the thirsty.
What to do at Ghanzi Trail Blazers
Accompany a small band of Bushman, men and women, with a translator, as they go about a number of their traditional activities.
Around the campfire at night, you can experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushman. On special occasions this could be a healing or trance dance, which can continue all night, and is an intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike.
Ghanzi Trail Blazers can also arrange visits to local Non Governmental Organisations, who are involved with San/Bushman economic development and social empowerment.
Rates per person per night: on request
|Bushman Huts without bedding||-|
|Bushman Huts with bedding||-|
|Meals per person|
|Dinner: set menu||-|
|Activities per person|
|Guided Walk-Hunting Gathering/Village||-|
|Trance Dance (min 6 pax, advance booking)||-|
|Visit to NGO´s & Picnic (min 2 pax)||-|
|Game Drives (min 6 pax)||-|
|Firewood for sale||Payment on arrival only|
|Transfers per person, one way|
|All collections Ghanzi – Khootsou Village Return||-|
All Inclusive rate includes: all meals, tea/coffee, two activities (guided walk & dancing).
Bed & breakfast rate includes: breakfast only.
Dinner, bed & breakfast Rate includes: dinner, bed and breakfast only.
Self-catering rate includes: Accommodation only.
All Rates Exclude: transfers, all drinks (liquor/alcohol & beverages) activities (only when specified), personal items and anything not specified above.
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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