Tracking Qualified Trackers

Master Trackers

The Master Tracker certificate was created in honour of the memory of the elder generation of indigenous hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari.

Some of the best Master Trackers, some of whom are no longer alive, included the late !Nam!kabe Molote (photo) of Lone Tree, Botswana, !Namka and /Xantsue of Bere, Botswana, /Dzau /Dzaku and Xa//nau of Groot Laagte, Botswana, Bahbah, Jehjeh and Hewha, Ngwatle Pan, Botswana, Tso!oma, Ganamasi and Mutsabapu of Old Xade, Central Kalahari, Botswana, !Nani //Kxao, Ghau ≠Oma and Tsisaba Debe of the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia.

A distinction is made between the Indigenous Master Tracker and the Master Tracker.

The Indigenous Master Tracker was or still is a traditional hunter, using the persistence hunting method and/or the traditional poison bow-and-arrow.

The Master Tracker practise tracking in a modern context.

Master Trackers have been evaluated by Louis Liebenberg.

When a region has five or more Master Trackers, potential Master Trackers will be evaluated through a process of peer review and certified by the Certification Standards Committee.

Indigenous Master Trackers

The late /Ui /Ukxa, 2009, Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia

The late Dabe Dahm, 2009, Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia

The late /Kun //Xari, 2009, Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia

The late !Nate Brahman, 2010, Lone Tree, Botswana

The late Horekhwe (Karoha) Langwane, 2010, Lone Tree, Botswana

Quashe (/Uase) Xhukwe, 2010, Lone Tree, Botswana

Nxjouklau Kashe, 2010, Bere, Botswana

/Ui G/aq’o, 2017, Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia

/Ui /Kunta, 2017, Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia

#Oma Daqm, 2017, Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia

Master Trackers

The late Karel Kleinman (Vet Piet), 1999, Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa

The late Dawid Bester, 1999, West Coast National Park, South Africa

The late Wilson Masia, 1999, The Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Karel Benadie (Pokkie), 2007, Karoo National Park, South Africa

James Minye (JJ), 2008, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa

Lucas Mathonsi, 2014, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Adriaan Louw, 2015, South Africa

Mark Elbroch, 2015, USA

Jonas Mhula, 2016, The Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Juan Pinto, 2016, The Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa