Namibia

In 2009 Rick, Wendy and their intrepid friend Carolyn visited the diverse country of Namibia, a former German colony, which with the discovery of diamonds after independence, has become a successful democracy in Africa–one of few. The highlight for Wendy was spending four days with the !San! Bushmen in the Kalahari. It was a living anthropology lesson. The red dunes of Sousouvlei were also particularly memorable.

Namibia: Meeting !San Bushmen of the Kalahari

Namibia: Meeting !San Bushmen of the Kalahari

Rick, Wendy and their intrepid friend Carolyn flew to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia for one night then in the morning flew into Tsumkwe airstrip in northeastern Namibia’s piece of the Kalahari Desert.  It felt like another planet because we lived in Nhoma, a simple...

Namibia: Hunting & Trapping with !San Bushmen

Namibia: Hunting & Trapping with !San Bushmen

Over the course of their 4 days at Nhoma Camp, Wendy, Rick and Carolyn accompanied the !San hunters as they tracked Steenbok (small antelope), rabbits and African Porcupine.  In a clear division of labor, !San women gathered nuts and berries in parallel with men going...

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