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Learn to connect more effectively and achieve lasting change through the power of storytelling in Botswana.

Learn to connect more effectively and achieve lasting change through the power of storytelling in Botswana. This magical bush adventure is led by Manley Hopkinson, an acclaimed explorer, mentor and compassionate leadership guru. Under his guidance, you will learn to re-energise and reconnect with yourself and others, whilst also experiencing a deep connection with our beautiful planet.

Based on a luxury mobile camp situated in the remote ancestral homeland of the Kalahari Bushmen, you will experience wide open spaces which are home to a vast range of game including cheetah, caracal, honey badger, eland and oryx. Take part in the extraordinary trance dancing of the local San people and experience a thrilling, wild sleep-out beneath the stars, guarded by the everwatchful San.

While Manley steers your spiritual path, his brother Neil will take care of the physical. With over twenty-five years’ worth of experience hosting safaris, and as a professional driver for Land Rover and Porsche, his are the safest hands in the business. Together, the brothers will weave the various strands of your individual stories into a tapestry that will become your group’s blueprint for connecting in the future. Their intuitive connection will inspire deeper relationships and a renewed sense of meaning and purpose.

It’s not just adults who will find these experiences rewarding. If you come as a family, your children will be utterly absorbed and will gain life skills to treasure for a happy future.

Tour Highlights

  • Perfect for families or groups wanting to improve their communication skills
  • A week in the deep African bush, staying in a wild mobile camp in the homeland of the Kalahari Bushmen
  • Followed by a sumptuous stay on the edge of Nwetwe Pan in a luxury camp
  • Guided by Manley Hopkinson, renowned explorer, author, storyteller and leadership guru
  • Authentic engagements with wildlife and the local San Bushmen
  • Expert logistical support team

Need to Know

  • Best time to travel: April to September
  • Number of nights: Seven
  • For private groups of up to six people

Day-By-Day Itinerary

DAY ONE

  • Private transfer to Heathrow
  • British Airways overnight flight to Johannesburg

DAY TWO

  • Arrive in Johannesburg for connecting flight to Maun, Botswana
  • Board an internal flight to Ghanzi
  • Met from your flight by your Niquesa representative
  • Private transfer to Tatase Pan Dqae Qare
  • Head into the bush on foot with the San
  • Arrive at their village, where dinner will be cooked on a campfire
  • Sleep out in tents, safe under their watchful gaze

DAY THREE

  • Early wake-up call with coffee and breakfast around the campfire
  • Morning bush walk with the San
  • Lunch in the dappled shade of a camel thorn tree
  • Learn how to make fire the San way, and cook your own evening meal over it
  • Watch a San trance dance and tell stories around the fire

DAY FOUR

  • Walk to the Tatase Pan and transfer to Ghanzi airstrip
  • Private flight to Gweta, crossing the Central Kalahari Game Reserve en route
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch beneath the mopane trees en route  to Jack’s Camp
  • Pre-dinner drinks with Quagga, a palaeontologist and animal behavioural expert

DAY FIVE

  • Walk to a meerkat colony before lunch beside the Ntwetwe Pan
  • Drive or walk out onto the pan looking at the archaeology and natural history
  • Hosted dinner with Manley, Neil and Quagga

DAY SIX

  • Morning game drive through the savannah and Ntwetwe Pan
  • Lunch back at Jack’s Camp, then a free afternoon to relax
  • Dusk game drive to see the predators in action
  • Dinner at the camp

DAY SEVEN

  • Morning game drive with Neil, Manley, Quagga and a Jack’s Camp guide
  • Lunch at Jack’s Camp, then free time and afternoon tea
  • Stargazing with Quagga, before dinner round the campfire

DAY EIGHT

  • Drive through the mopane bush and across the savannah to Gweta airstrip
  • Picnic lunch in the bush
  • Private flight to Maun, crossing the Nxai Pan to view elephants from 500ft
  • Onward flight back to London

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Speak to our team:

01491 575 987

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Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH