Little Hunter's Museum
The Living Hunters Museum of the Ju/Hoansi is situated about 23 km north of Tsumkwe, the capital of the Bushmen. It should only be accessed with 4x4 vehicles as the road which leads to the Living Museum is sandy.
The Living Hunters Museum is initiated by a group of Ju/ Hoansi from Grashoeks Living Museum (the first Living Museum in Namibia) and the Living Culture Foundation Namibia and it is independently managed by the Bushmen.
Experience authentic Bushmen culture
The Ju/ Hoansi-San of the village //Xa/oba (between Tsumkwe and the Khaudom National Park) run this Living Museum independently by their own and show visitors their old historic, traditional culture including real hunting (the only area where Bushmen are still allowed to hunt!), the use of various bush food, tracking, snaring and other hunting methods, making crafts, singing, healing dances and much more. A local English speaking Ju/ Hoansi guide will accompany you through all activities. The dress worn is reconstructed historically correct and all activities shown are original of their old culture.
The Elephant Song Campsite
A bush campite, the Elephant Song Campsite campsite, is provided close to the Living Museum. There are toilets or bucket shower facilities bute no electricity, but there is lots of space and many shady trees in the middle of the African Bush very close to the Khaudom National Park.
Bush walk with snaring, tracking and collecting bush food.
Singing, dancing and games
Singing, dancing and games around the camp fire. Feel free to join in the fun.
Crafts in the village
Lighting a fire, making ropes and snares, jewellery, bow and arrow and prepare and taste traditional bush food. Learn and join in.
Visit our modern village.
Action Day (Half Day)
It includes everything as in programme 3 as well as the bush walk, singing, dancing, wedding ceremony, playing games, shoot a bow, throw a spear and watch the traditional doctor healing a patient. We also teach you to make your own bow and arrow as well as ostrich egg pearls and your own jewellery the old way.
Tracking Game (Full Day)
Following game tracks like Elephant, Oryx, Kudu, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Warthog, Giraffe or what we might find together with two hunters. Please take along about 5 litre of water.
Hunting Trip (One Day / Several days)
Full Day walking in the wild together with two hunters, trying to catch Warthog, Kudu, Springhare, Porcupine or what ever might be so careless to cross our way. No guarantee to success though. Please take along about 5 litre of water a day.
3 Day Exclusive Ju/’Hoansi Experience
Day 1: Get to know your host family and make you own San equipment: You should start very early in the morning. A small San family including a hunter, his wife and their children will take care of you. Together you will produce some jewellery, ropes, your own bow and arrow. Included in the day is also blacksmithing an arrow head – if there is enough time. A lot of work! You can of course take your equipment home with you.
Day 2: A day in the bush: All your equipment will now be used during your day in the bush with your San family. Get to know the incredible knowledge of your San family when it comes to bush food and medicine. Eat what you find! Set up traps and practice shooting with your bow. Collect grass and wood for your own hut in the bush. If you want you can spend the night here. Take or leave your sleeping bag, but don’t forget to take along at least 5 L of water and a hat!
Day 3: Singing and dancing: Today your San family will introduce you into a bigger group and will give you insights into the traditional beliefs of the Ju/’Hoansi. You can take part into a healing ceremony and enjoy singing and dancing around a fire as well as some traditional games. At the end of the day you will visit your host family in the modern village and get to know how they live today.