OWNER HOSTED, EXPERTLY GUIDED
Bushman Plains is the only Botswana safari camp to be majority owned by Bushmen. We are three brothers, who were among the last generation of the Bukakwe clan of Bushmen to live the nomadic life of hunter-gatherers. Our people moved seasonally through the landscape, migrating as needed to access food and water. Our last generation was born in areas that are now the domain of famous safari camps. We were the last to utilize the ancient skills of our ancestors for daily survival, skills that have been passed down for tens of thousands of years.
We masters of the bush are among the last generation to have lived as nomadic hunter-gatherers in our youth. As Bushmen were settled into village life in 1989, only a few of us learned and lived the ancient skills but were still young enough to receive contemporary schooling. As a result, we are among a handful of unique safari guides who are proficient in our ancestral bush craft while possessing the language, technological, and modern personal skills to guide guests from across the globe.
Now the circle is complete. Following years of work in the safari industry, we have returned to a piece of our historical lands to operate our own safari camp. Located within a magical area of the Okavango Delta, Bushman Plains is a place where the Heritage of the first people lives on.
Ditshebo ‘Dicks’ Tsima
CO-OWNER AND GUIDE
Molatlhwa ’Toffee’ Tshosa
CO-OWNER AND GUIDE
Motswasele “Diesel” Tshosa
As a young boy, Diesel earned his nickname hustling on errands for older kids. Dicks helped Diesel get his start in tracking and eventually guiding at Kwando Camps. Outgoing and passionate, Diesel took to guiding quickly and is a licensed walking guide. He has the vital role of leading our camp’s cultural sharing, serving as a bridge between ancient traditions and the Bushman of today.