Ghanzi Trail Blazers

Accommodation Botswana

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.

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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

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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

Camping -
Bushman Huts with/without bedding -
Chalets single/double -
Meals per person
Breakfast: English -
Light lunch -
Dinner: set menu -
Activities per person
Guided Walk-Hunting Gathering/Village -
Traditional Dancing -
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 -

Rates Include:
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.

Rates exclude:
All Rates Exclude: transfers, all drinks (liquor/alcohol & beverages) activities (only when specified), personal items and anything not specified above.

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Contact & reservations:

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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