Team up with Uncharted Africa Safari Co. and head into the bush, to the “cradle of civilization” for the Bushmen Initiation Safari. Guests will have the opportunity to witness and participate in fascinating (and rapidly disappearing) Bushmen spiritual rituals carried out just as they have been for nearly 30,000 years. This adventure of a lifetime consists of eight nights with the Ju/hoasi people as the young men in the tribe attempt to make the transition to manhood, demonstrating their survival skills and animal tracking abilities. Expert outdoorsman and Uncharted founder Ralph Bousfield will personally accompany guests on this journey to serve as a guide.
Uncharted Africa captures the spirit of Ralph’s legendary father and pioneering African adventurer Jack Bousfield, realizing Jack’s vision of bringing travelers to the otherworldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana. It is one of the last truly traditional safari operations in all of Africa, and home to the famous Makgadikgadi meerkats.