Experience stress relieving solitude and watch free roaming wildlife in a wild land without fences, knowing your presence is making conservation sustainable for the people who live in this vast region.
Whilst at Etambura Camp, meet and hear the stories of the conservancy game guards, the men who protect the desert wildlife – black rhino, desert adapted elephant, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, lion, leopard and cheetah. Set out on a 4×4 game drive or feel Africa under foot on a guided walking safari, including rhino tracking with conservancy game guards or visit local traditional leaders and see how conservancy staff and members live and work. Hear the real problems and their local solutions.
Enjoy a traditional meat feast and taste desert goat. Guests will be expected to join in the singing and dancing and share songs from their own country. Highlights may include taking part in the annual harvest of commiphora resin – the perfume plant or myrrh made famous by the Bible’s three wise men and visit Wereldsend, historic base camp of IRDNC from where the now national community-based conservation program was piloted in the early 1980s.
Watch, day by day, as the story of one of Africa’s most enduring community-based conservation programs unfolds, and meet the people who have made it work on the ground.