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is a remote little administrative centre is set in the endless flatlands of the Kalahari some 250km east from Grootfontein
along what is effectively a dead-end road.
The landscape here is typical of the greater Kalahari, with endless ridges of often quite heavily vegetated dunes, interspersed with flatter areas of open grass and low scrub. But it is an arid landscape where life is sustained by the presence of waterholes fed by a network of fossilised riverbeds beneath the dunes.
The main reason to visit Tsumkwe is to meet with the local Bushmen people. The Bushman experience in this area can be truly extraordinary, almost certainly the best of its type in Africa. We are certainly keen to recommend it to guests and support these very worthy and well-intentioned projects.
The problem is that Tsumkwe does take some getting to. By the time you have allowed a day either end to get in and out, the whole experience will unavoidably take up 3 to 5 nights. Unfortunately most guests don't have this kind of time available in their trip. The only people who do tend to get out here are therefore those who either have a serious interest in anthropology, or guests who have previously travelled in the country before and are specifically seeking out new and unusual locations.Nhoma Camp
... is a very simple owner-hosted facility adjacent to an authentic Bushman village and offering a truly exceptional cultural experience.