Bushman Experience in Nxai Pans

Learn the traditional hunting methods of the San Bushmen Bushman nature walk

The essence of the experience

Nxai Pan National Park stretches over 2 100 square kilometres (810 square miles) of untouched grassy plains and forms part of the magnificent Makgadikgadi complex, widely considered to be the largest salt pan in the world. Nxai Pan is ideally located on western edge of the illustrious fossil pan. Walking along the plains of the Nxai Pans provides a new and unique perspective to travellers, allowing for a sensory experience and an intimate appreciation of the vast landscape and its inhabitants. Walk along paths worn by the specially adapted wildlife and immerse yourself into the simple and raw essence of life in this natural wonderland.

Interpretive, guided Bushman Walks are led by San Bushmen trackers and provide insights into San traditional behaviour and culture, as well as their nomadic way of life. The walk is both awe inspiring and humbling, as you tread along paths untamed animals roam free on. It is the perfect setting in which to appreciate the natural environment, the slow pace of the walk and the expert interpretative skills of the guides. The excursion will no doubt open your eyes to an enigmatic and fascinating world. Guides are awash with tribal knowledge that spans centuries and will share details of the nomadic lifestyle of the Bushmen, including their manner of hunting and the hand carved and crafted tools used, their ways of gathering food, the myriad plants used for medicinal purposes and their long treks in search of elusive water sources. The guided walks undoubtedly bring travellers closer to nature, leaving lasting impressions from different cultures and an appreciation for a simpler way of life.