This authentic bush-walking experience offers a chance to discover the ancient heritage of the Zu/’hoasi people. Learn how they have braved these desert plains for centuries, expertly navigating the arid landscape. Leaving from either Jack’s Camp or San Camp, you’ll visit the most striking of the salt pans which make up the vast Makgadikgadi Pans. Arrive at a remote Zu/’hoasi settlement, and get acquainted with their everyday lifestyles.
Discover the unique skills these people have employed to survive in this harsh environment. Extremely skilled hunting has been essential, as well as a deep knowledge of the vegetation that can grow here, both for food and medicine. Trade is vital to them too, and you can examine their handicrafts. You may also learn some greetings in the local tongue, which uses some clicked consonants, and learn about spiritual beliefs and religious practices.
The Makgadikgadi Pans showcase the natural world at its most brutal. Only the toughest wildlife can survive here. As you explore, look out for tortoise, monitor lizard and several species of snake. You may also sight flocks of ostrich and flamingo.
Additional notes about the tour
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and cool clothes. Average levels of fitness and mobility are advised.