Nhoma Safari Camp is not a project, but it is also not a large commercial operation. Since Arno started working with this community in 1999, it has grown considerably. The people of N//hoq’ma are called by others “the people who eat meat”. Because of tourism they have been able to stay on their land. A village school has also been implemented.
A visit to Nhoma will destroy the stereotype image people have of bushmen and replace it with a realistic view and amazement for the skills and knowledge lost by modern man. Nhoma Safari Camp invites you to experience the natural friendliness and spontaneity of the community and the impromptu activities.
Although Nhoma consists of little more than basic tents around an open dining area, most visitors give it rave reviews. The chance to hunt with the Ju/’hoansi, find out how they gather plants for medicine and food, and experience healing dances is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Although there are many opportunities to interact with these legendary people, few are as authentic as the Nhoma experience.
Accommodation and camping has to be pre-booked. Accommodation is in ten safari tents on wooden decks with a view over the Nhoma omuramba (fossil river bed). The tents are well spaced and shaded by Zambesi teak trees. Three tents have double beds with corner baths - the bathroom in a partition of the tent. Two tents have a double and a single bed and corner bath - the bathroom in a partition of the tent. One tent has a double and a single bed and shower - the bathroom in a partition of the tent. Four tents have twin beds with showers - the bathrooms are grass-enclosed and connected to the bedroom by a door.