Kalahari Sunset Safaris
These are the activities that will make up the 3 day
Healer Experience, the order can be tailored to individual needs.
Familiarisation Bushwalk (Morning Activity)
The familiarisation walk to orientate yourself with this
unfamiliar environment. This will include a walk along the old river bed
(Buitsivango River), identifying places of interest, including natural
salt/mineral licks and caves.  Identification of trees, bushes, spoor,
birds and other animals, etc. This is a crucial part of your introduction
to the bush and your stay in the Kalahari. You will then be introduced
to the resident Giant Tortoise Clan (Bushman Clan/family).
Games (Afternoon Activity)
Can only be described as 'Bushman Olympics', a series of
games played by children, that is a basis for the hunting skills necessary
in later life. Clients will be encouraged to participate, as the real
element of fun is participation and group enjoyment.
Myths and Legends of the Kalahari (Late Afternoon Early
This takes place in the camp in the afternoon under the
shade of a big Camel thorn tree or after the evening meal by the dying
embers of the camp fire, to accompaniment of the sights and sound of the
Music of the desert (Late Afternoon/Evening)
Mouth bow, foot bow and thumb piano. A soothing way to round
off the day, although it is so much more enchanting if played at night.
Bushwalk for Herbal medicines (Morning Activity)
An introduction to the plants used by the Bushmen of the
Ghanzi district for various ailments. Works the same as the bushwalk,
but with the walk concentrating on the identification of medicinal plants
and their uses, certain plants will be dug up, taken back to the camp
and used at a later date. (see photo gallery)
Melon Dance (Afternoon)
A celebration dance for a good harvest performed by the
women of the clan. The women also take this opportunity to show off to
the men they wish to attract. They also play the foot bow, and anywhere
from one to ten women will play on one bow. (see photo gallery)
Trance Dance (Evening) Generally all night
One of the few things we cannot offer to anyone, mainly
because it is part of Bushmen Religion and not something to be put on.
The Sharman refuse to perform this ritual unless someone is genuinely
ill, so it is not taken lightly. A good alternative to the trance dance
is the rain dance which is more of a celebration of a good hunt, for pleasure
or for the pleasure of having a get together. (see photo gallery)
Rain Dance (Evening) Lasts all night
Similar to the trance dance, although no religion or talking
to the gods involved, a very light hearted affair.