Tracking School Namibia
The School of the Land – First Tracking School of the Ju/’hoansi People
A school that keeps alive our culture for the generations yet to come.
We offer deep learning experiences around the ancient skills of tracking and reading the landscape.
Our knowledge is shared on field trips and immersions with international tracking enthusiasts.
Through our field programs you can connect to a life way close to the earth, on that all humans share as a common heritage. Hunting and gathering is at the root of all of today’s manifold cultures, and we feel that it is worth being preserved now and into the future.
We are happy to share our internationally recognized expertise with you right here, in the Kalahari in North-East Namibia, where we and our families are at home.
An ancient life way
Our people have been living in Southern Africa for more than one hundred thousand years. Our culture is one of the oldest on earth.
For such a long time, the grand sandy plains of the Kalahari have been our home.
Until just a few decades ago we were still living as hunter-gatherers, roaming freely across this vast landscape.
Despite many profound social and political changes affecting our way of life, we have been able to preserve our knowledge of how to live in the bush, even into today’s times.
That might be why many of us prefer being called „Bushmen“, and San (= „the once living without cattle“) is ok with us, too – or if you are more adventurous you can call us by our own name „Ju/’hoansi“ (= „the First People“).
A visionary project
In the area of the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in Northern Namibia a group of internationally acclaimed „Master Trackers“ has recently founded our own unique tracking school project.
Our Master Trackers /Ui /Kunta and #Oma Daqm have visited Europe several times to participate in international Tracking Conferences and among other things to interpret tracks of early humans in some Stone Age caves in France together with archeologists.
The income generated by your participation in our unique immersion programs finances training for the native Ju/’hoansi children and youth.
In this way the precious knowledge of how to hunt and gather can be kept alive within our own culture, and passed on to the future.