The Establishment

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




Booking Details:
Room details:
Room Rate:
N$984 N$1,330
Single rate:
N$704 N$952
Room type:
Twin Room
Sleeps (max):
More Info:
Bed & Breakfast

Total: N$0.00

Child Policy:

Please take note that Child Policies vary from establishment to establishment. Be sure to enquire about applicable rates from the establishment directly before making the booking. These rates will be payable to the establishment directly.


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