Episode 3. Kane Motswana, Okavango Bushman and Safari Guide

Episode 3. Kane Motswana, Okavango Bushman and Safari Guide

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Kane Motswana is a Bushman from the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. His family were nomadic hunter gatherers, and he was born under a tree. He is now one of the finest safari guides in Africa, with a completely unique perspective and approach.  In this conversation we start by chatting to Kane about his early days. he shares stories of hunting reedbuck and warthogs with his friends, and running 26kms through the bush to get to school - and how strange life was when he first made it to a big town. It is a life that resembles the movie 'The God's Must be Crazy'! We then move into his life working in the ecotourism industry. And this is where the conversation really goes to a whole new level. Kane talks about the importance of his spiritual connection to his ancestors and how they assist in guiding him through the wilderness and creating remarkable experiences for people. He talks about how his ancestors communicate to him - sometimes through a small bird called  a cardinal woodpecker, and sometimes in his dreams. On one occasion his ancestors forced him to get his guests out of bed early, and they found a pride of lions about to kill a buffalo.  Please note that at times it can be hard to understand some of the place names that Kane is talking about. My suggestion is not to worry about that, and just keep up with the gist of the conversation. Detailed information on the different places that Kane talks about is available in the show notes at africanfamilysafaris.com/podcast Enjoy! Richard
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Kane Motswana is a Bushman from the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. His family were nomadic hunter gatherers, and he was born under a tree. He is now one of the finest safari guides in Africa, with a completely unique perspective and approach.  In this conversation we start by chatting to Kane about his early days. he shares stories of hunting reedbuck and warthogs with his friends, and running 26kms through the bush to get to school - and how strange life was when he first made it to a big town. It is a life that resembles the movie 'The God's Must be Crazy'! We then move into his life working in the ecotourism industry. And this is where the conversation really goes to a whole new level. Kane talks about the importance of his spiritual connection to his ancestors and how they assist in guiding him through the wilderness and creating remarkable experiences for people. He talks about how his ancestors communicate to him - sometimes through a small bird called  a cardinal woodpecker, and sometimes in his dreams. On one occasion his ancestors forced him to get his guests out of bed early, and they found a pride of lions about to kill a buffalo.  Please note that at times it can be hard to understand some of the place names that Kane is talking about. My suggestion is not to worry about that, and just keep up with the gist of the conversation. Detailed information on the different places that Kane talks about is available in the show notes at africanfamilysafaris.com/podcast Enjoy! Richard
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