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Ovahimba Living Museum

The Museum consists of a large traditional homestead in which the Ovahimba introduce interested guests to their daily routines and encourage them to take part.

Important elements of the original tradition are the production of food, craftsmanship (forging, pottery, wood carving, leather tanning), the building of clay huts as well as singing and dancing. Guests get to know the homestead, the importance of the Holy Fire, some of the religious aspects and the importance of cattle within the Ovahimba culture. They are welcome to actively take part in all activities demonstrated.

 Ovahimba Living Museum

Information

  • Established: 2016
  • Members / Staff: 20
  • Role:  Interpretation / Living History Group, Traditional (Ethnographic) Open-Air Museum

Entrance Fees / Opening Hours

  • Hours: Open every day from 08:30 - 17:00
  • Entrance fees: Depending on program. 7 programs from N$ 120.00 - N$ 4000.00 per person.

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Recommended Museum

The Living Museum of the Mafwe was opened in February 2008 and is cultural highlight in the Caprivi, in the north of Namibia. The Living Museum is an authentic open-air museum where guests can learn a lot about the traditional culture and the original way of living of the Mafwe.