Unfortunately, the San have often been regarded as second-class citizens in Namibia as well as neighbouring Botswana and during the course of history, Bantu-speaking people from north-east Africa and Europeans forced the San into the Kalahari, where most of them still live nowadays.
San, one of the most intriguing people in this world, are the region's
earliest inhabitants (it is estimated that they have been living here
for the last 30,000 years)and are still settled in many parts of southern
Africa where game and veld food used to be plentiful more than three centuries
Recently a delegation of Namibia's Hei||om petitioned to the Ministry of Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation claiming their ancestral lands back. Without this land they argue, they would soon loose their cultural identity, being scattered all over Namibia and forced to look for jobs.
The San population have a relative lack of a leadership institution, they therefore have no chiefs or system of leadership and individual decision making is part of their culture. As a completely mobile society, the San followed the water , game and food and had no animals, crops or possessions. Traditionally women tend to look after the children as well as collecting edible plants whereas the men arer involved in hunting.
Lodges and Camps in Botswana: Audi Camp - Camp Moremi -Camp Okuti - Camp Okavango - Chitabe Camp - Chobe Game Lodge - Chobe Marina Lodge - Deception Valley Lodge - Delta Safari Camp - Elephant Camp Victoria Falls - Footsteps Camp - Gunn's Camp - Kubu Safari Lodge - Kwara Camp Okavango Delta - Leroo-la-Tau - Little Mombo Camp - Mariolina's Victoria Falls - Mapula Lodge - Mombo Safari Camp - Motsentsela Tree Lodge - Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp - Pom Pom Camp - Sandibe Safari Lodge - Savute Safari Lodge - Savuti Camp - Tsaro Elephant Lodge - Xugana Lodge
Botswana Destinations: Chobe National Park - Gemsbock National Park - Kalahari - Khwai - Linyanti - Makgadikgadi Pans - Maun - Moremi Game Reserve - Nogatsaa/Tchinga - Nxai Pan - Okavango Delta - Savute - Tsodilo hills - Tuli Block - Xakanaxa
Zimbabwe Destinations: Victoria Falls
Animals/Birds of Botswana: African Wild Dog - African Crocodile - African Elephant - Bat-Eared-Fox - Brown Hyena - Buffalo - Chameleon - Cheetah - Cormorant - Fish Eagle - Genet - Giraffe - Grey Lourie - Hartebeest - Hippo - Impala - Jackal - Kori Bustard - Kingfisher - Leopard - Lion - Oryx - Ostrich - Red Lechwe - Roan Antelope - Sable Antelope - Saddlebilled stork - Sitatunga - Slender Mongoose - Spotted Hyena - Springbok - Squirrel - Surikate - Warthog - Wildebeest - Zebra