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The Kalahari Desert is the ancestral home of the San. here many groups live as they have done for thousands of years.
We have the oppurtunity to spend some time with some of them at Dqae Qare, where they will show you how to find food, set traps for game and which plants are used for the wood to make bows and arrows.
As darkness falls we will witnas a trance dance around the glow of a camp fire. It is a magical and awe-inspiring experience, with the women and children sitting in a ring around the fire as the men chant and dance close to its embers.
The Okavango is an immense inland river delta that was formed after an earthquake changed the course of rivers that used to flow to the sea in Namibia.
You will have the opportunity to either fly above its rivers and lakes, where you will see the paths forged through the vegetation by Hippos and Elephants or take a Mokoro (canoe) excursion along its waterways, where you could have a close encounter with either of these enormous animals.
This adventure is primarily a camping one and we will be using the wild camp sites in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kubu Island on Sau pan and on Ntwetwe Pan. We also will be camping at the Dqae Qare San Lodge and at Harnas Wildlife Foundation (on our way from Namibia to Botswana). You can upgrade to a room at both campsites, if available. In Maun we use The Waterfront Hotel that is situated beside the Thamalakane River some 3 miles from the centre of Maun , which is close enough for Maun but far enough away to be quiet and tranquil.