TUCSIN (The University Centre for Studies in Namibia) bought Tsumkwe Lodge in 2014 from the Namibia Country Lodges Group. The TUCSIN TSUMKWE Hospitality and Training Centre is now a multi-functional centre promoting inter-alia, education and training. At the same time it operates as any other lodge in Namibia catering for local and international visitors to the area.
TUCSIN became involved because this was seen as an opportunity for offering education and training to the marginalized San community who can no longer survive exclusively by hunting and gathering. The need to integrate community members and in particular the Ju/’hoan San Bushmen, who live in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, is of cardinal importance. It requires a well-informed approach with respect for the precious - but rare - value systems of traditional hunter-gatherer societies.
TUCSIN considers the lodge as an opportunity for involving the marginalised San community who live in the area. A hands-on approach to work should lead to training, study and eventual employment.
Accommodation complemented by personal hosting and cultural
excursions to Ju/’hoansi villages form part of the day to day function of this
Hospitality and Training facility. With its close proximity to the Nyae Nyae
Pans and Khaudom National Park, Tsumkwe is still a wilderness paradise, off the
immersion experience affords guests the opportunity to participate in a full
range of our cultural activities for two full days while being hosted by a Ju/’hoansi
family in a San village. This unique but brief experience was created for the most
adventurous clients as a doorway to the ancient lifestyle of the San people.
Guests will have direct contact and gain a deep insight to the precious but, rare value systems of this traditional hunter-gatherer society in a natural environment.
The three-night package includes the following:
One night on Bed & Breakfast basis at TUCSIN Tsumkwe Lodge. On the first night guests are briefed by one of our professional San guides on what to expect during the village experience.
After a hearty breakfast the next morning, guests depart to the San village in their own 4x4 vehicle or by lodge transfer, depending their preference.
Contact us for more info on the costs and activity program ....................