San Bushman walk reveals a well-stocked larder in the Kalahari

Jun 20, 2014 |  Wilderness General
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Kalahari Plains Camp’s “Bushman Walk” tops the list when it comes to guest activities at our popular camp in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The good rains of the summer season have played a vital role in the local ecosystem ensuring the vegetation of the Central Kalahari is still green and nutritious.

Bushman walk at Kalahari Plains Camp

The tsamma melon, a San dietary staple, is also still available, giving guests a wonderful opportunity to taste and learn more about the multitude uses the bushmen have for this unusual fruit.

Bushman walk at Kalahari Plains Camp

So much so that the camp's chefs have added tsamma melon to the sundowner snacks served to guests at sunset when they get back to camp from their cultural walk.

Thanks to their knowledge and insightful observations on this popular activity, our two San guides, Nxolate and Qomanase, have been making headlines in guests’ comments!

Bushman walk at Kalahari Plains Camp

See more pictures from a recent Kalahari Plains’ San Bushman Walk here.  

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By Lopang Lops Rampeba

Lops joined the Wilderness Safaris team in Botswana in 2009 as a trainee manager. He has since worked at a number of Wilderness camps and has gained great knowledge and experience. He is passionate about guiding as well as photography… making the Botswana wilderness a great place to work in.

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