Some basic but important things to keep in mind when you plan to visit us:
- We are living in one of the remotest areas of Namibia, sometimes electricity or mobile reception can be a challenge – please allow at least for a few days before you hear back from us.
- Our programs can only happen when the weather conditions allow for it (not during pouring rain or during the hottest hours of the day). Any reservations are therefore loose arrangements with no guarantee, as we can eventually only know day by day or sometimes hour by hour.
- That is why we really recommend to come at least for several days or one week, so it is easier for us to make sure, that your desired learning adventures can be fitted into the lively rhythm of our ecosystem (and social ecosystem) and you can enjoy all of it, as well as have some time to digest and relax during the hours or days when programs cannot run.
- Payment is possible only right at the beginning or after programs, not in advance.
Do you have any questions? You are welcome to send us a message below.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you here!
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS NOTE from Louis Liebenberg before making any plans to visit the Tracking School:
“Now is not a good time to go to Nyae Nyae. We have no idea when it will be safe for international travellers to visit due to Covid-19. It could take as long as two to three years to get Covid under control in southern Africa.
Please consider the following factors:
Many of the master trackers and potential master trackers have had Tuberculosis and are therefore immune compromised.
If an immune compromised person is infected with Covid, he may be infectious for many months and could over a period of time infect everyone else in a village. Mutations are more likely to develop into new variants of Covid in immunocompromised persons. If an immunocompromised individual in the Nyae Nyae community is infected with Covid, there is therefore a risk that it could result in a new variant of Covid which could have devastating consequences.
Some vaccines, such as the AstraZeneca vaccine, are not effective against the South African variant of Covid. Visitors from Europe who have been vaccinated may not be protected against the South African variant, and may therefore pose a risk of infecting the master trackers. Even those vaccines that protect the individual from getting ill may not stop others being infected – someone who has been vaccinated can still infect others. There is not enough data at present to know whether a vaccine will stop someone who has been vaccinated from infecting other people.
There is some concern that South Africa may face a third wave of Covid in May/June/July, so it is too early to say when it will be safe to visit Nyae Nyae, especially if new variants emerge in future.
The devastating new wave of Covid in India shows just how dangerous the situation still is in developing countries. The same can happen in Africa. See the article in the Guardian at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/22/india-hits-global-record-of-315000-new-daily-cases-as-covid-wave-worsens
At present we are providing remote support to the master trackers by sending them money.”
We would really be more than happy to receive any donations, as they will ensure the survival of the project and our community during a time with literally no income through visitors.
As there is no sophisticated administrative structure for our endeavour existing, we can only accept donations that are transferred straight to our bank account.
You can transfer the money to:
Name: /Ui Kxunta
Account Number: 62266080648
Bank: First National Bank of Namibia LTD
C/O Fidel Castro & Independence Ave Box 195, Windhoek
Reference: Donation for Tracking School Community
If you also send us an email or Whatsapp-Message, we are happy to let you know, when the money has arrived safely and send you a personal thank you message.