Xai Xai

Xai Xai lies on the Namibian border of Botswana, deep in the ancestral gathering lands of the Joan/huansi Bushmen.

Here, together with Capture Africa you can learn the ancient hunter-gatherer traditions of this intriguing community with their mischievous sense of humour, fascinating click language and trance dances.

The original inhabitants of Botswana, who have made the Kalahari their home for at least 30,000 years, are the San, or Bushmen. The San number about 60,000 today, constituting a small but fascinating cultural minority in the country. Almost two millennia ago, a Bantu people known as the Tswana arrived, supplanting the San and now constituting the great majority of the population.

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