Nestled with the traditional area of the Ju|’hoan San Bushmen on the borders of the Nyae Nyae and Nna Jaqna conservancies, Nhoma Safari Camp is a small, activity-oriented camp.
Run by Arno and Estelle Oosthuysen, Nhoma has ten tents built on wooden decks. Three of the tents have double beds with a corner bath and a partition bathroom. Two tents have a double and a single bed and corner bath. One tent has a double and a single bed and shower in the bathroom partition. And the remaining four tents have twin beds with showers. Each tent has a private veranda, solar lighting, and mosquito netting. In a wonderful touch, all the furniture was made by Arno with the help of the community. Throw rugs decorate the floors while cream and brown linens with San motifs cover the very comfortable beds.
The camp is located near Khaudum National Park in a remote area of Namibia. Khaudum encompasses nearly 1,500 square miles. Except for its border with Botswana, the park is not fenced, and game migrates freely into the neighboring conservancies. Northeastern Namibia’s unique woodland savanna biome is the habitat for the endangered roan antelope. Wild dogs are also endangered and are usually only seen in September and October at waterholes. As the clay pans dry up toward the end of August, huge herds of elephants congregate at the waterholes estimates are as high as 3,500.