The Development of a Khomani San Cultural and Nature Guiding Enterprise and Association
“The Development of a Khomani San Cultural and Nature Guiding Enterprise and Association” A partnership of local non-government organisations and local government authorities who support an eco-tourism enterprise that employs members of the local indigenous community.
Khomani San Kalahari Guiding Experiences is a community-based ecotourism enterprise on ‡Khomani San owned land within and next to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It provides the community with sustainable employment opportunities through guided experiences that showcase the unique Kalahari Desert and the Bushmen people. ‡Khomani San Kalahari Guiding Experiences takes an integrated approach to ecotourism that combines a focus on the individual interests of visiting tourists with a strong commitment to the shared needs and values of the local communities. This is all done under the overarching premise of a respectful and sustainable use of the local ecosystem. The initiative offers authentic guided experiences that showcase the unique natural and cultural attractions of the Kalahari. These include Bushmen tracking trails, traditional bow-hunting experiences, overnight desert trails, game drives, stargazing and fireside tales.
- Train guides to meet the demand for professional, specialised guiding.
- Develop a portfolio of guiding products and a line of value-added products, including handicrafts.
- Develop a marketing strategy in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders.