Reviews of Nhoma Camp
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Unique, fragile, complex, wonderful Nhoma
This really did what it says on the tin. Arno, and Estelle, are people with an affection and a vision that will maintain the San people and their culture, though changing, for a short while longer. Everything about Nhoma was exciting, informative and, insofar as that's possible, wholly natural.
We've seen such vanishing cultures elsewhere in the world; here, though the whole shifting environment and existence are undoubtedly evolving, the influence, if not the intervention, of Arno, goes some way to preserving what is right rather than something of a museum to be gawped at.
The opportunity to live with these people was a real privilege - tracking, hunting, making fire and weapons with them, sitting in on the elephant and giraffe dances, we were privileged to be part of their world. And Arno's huge knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment were a wonderful accompaniment. Equally, the comfort of the accommodation and the provision of excellent food and drink, rough, ready and delightful made for a wholly satisfying package. Wonderful!