TUCSIN Tsumkwe Lodge
Tsumkwe4.5 hours from Grootfontein
TUCSIN (The University Centre for Studies in Namibia) bought Tsumkwe Lodge in 2014 from the Namibia Country Lodges Group. The TUCSIN TSUMKWE Hospitality and Training Centre is now a multi-functional centre promoting inter alia, education and training. At the same time it operates as any other lodge in Namibia catering for local and international visitors to the area.
TUCSIN became involved because this was seen as an opportunity for offering education and training to the marginalized San community who can no longer survive exclusively by hunting and gathering. The need to integrate community members and in particular the Ju/’hoan San Bushmen, who live in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, is of cardinal importance. It requires a well-informed approach with respect for the precious - but rare - value systems of traditional hunter-gatherer societies.
TUCSIN considers the lodge as an opportunity for involving the marginalised San community who live in the area. A hands-on approach to work should lead to training, study and eventual employment.
Accommodation complemented by personal hosting and cultural excursions to Ju/’hoansi villages form part of the day to day function of this Hospitality and Training facility. With its close proximity to the Nyae Nyae Pans and Khaudom National Park, Tsumkwe is still a wilderness paradise, off the beaten track!
Did You Know?
From Grootfontein – Drive +/- 65Km north on the B8 tar road, turn right at the turnoff to Tsumkwe & Maroela Boom on the C44 gravel road. The gravel road is +/- 320Km to Tsumkwe. As you enter town, drive past the School and Craft Centre and follow directions to the lodge +/- 1km distance.
GPS Coordinates Tsumkwe - (19.6015277 20.4953384,14)
Dobe Border Post is 56Km further east from Tsumkwe. Gate closes at 15h30 and opens at 08h00.
What To Do?
Full Day Cultural Village Visit
Half Day Cultural Village Visit
Village trip - Dao Pos OR Mountain Pos
Half Day Holboom Excursion (Giant Baobab Tree)
Nyae Nyae Pans Excursion
Khaudum Excursion Inclusive - 4x4 Vehicle, Driver-guide, Park entry fees - (Lunch packs for guests own account)
The above activities can be tailor-made into your own activity program with our guides