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Mbunza Living  Museum

Category: Living Museum

The Living Museum, situated at the Samsitu Lake, is a traditional village of the Kavango, who have lived in this area for centuries. The village has been built entirely from natural material and the actors of the Museum carry clothes made from self- tanned, with Mangetti nut oil refined leather. The outfit actually had to be reconstructed from old photographs.

An essential part of the interactive program of the Living Museum is the demonstration (and preservation) of the fishing and land cultivating culture of the Mbunza. The traditional presentation covers everything from everyday life (traditional cuisine, fire making, basket and mat weaving, etc.) to bushwalks and fishing and finally to highly specialized techniques like blacksmithing, pottery and the making of drums.

 Mbunza Living Museum

Information

  • Established: 2011
  • Members / Staff: 21
  • 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. 3 programs from N$ 150.00 - N$ 280.00 per person.

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About 14 kilometres west of the Kavango capital Rundu you can find a place unlike any other: The Living Museum of the Mbunza, a traditional school for culture and at the same time a communal business for the local people of the Kavango. With this sustainable project they will be able to preserve their traditional culture and to generate an additional income.

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