Cultural interaction with the Himba Tribe
One of the most fascinating tribes in Namibia are the Himba’s – living in the very harsh but almost untouched Kaokoland. Embark on an unforgettable journey to discover the unaffected essence of the nomadic Himba tribe which has resisted change thus preserving their distinctive heritage. On our tours, you will be guided by a local Himba guide.
Visiting a village displaying such a simple tribal lifestyle is an unbelievable, uplifting experience. Children adorned with bangles and necklaces sit around the unpretentious mud, stick and skin huts, beautified women sell authentic jewellery, men watch over the herds; all these characteristics paint an accurate picture of the intriguing Himba tribe. Become part of the colourful vibrant spirit and dedicated beauty routine of the proud Himba women. Sit in a sauna-like room thick with smoked natural herbs to cleanse the body, paint your body in red ochre, adorn yourself in the beautiful hand-made jewellery and try to re-create one of the intricate hairstyles.
Enjoy the laughter and curiosity of the free spirited children, partake in a chant or traditional dance around the sacred fire pits used to communicate with ancestors, and absorb the special charming energy of the Himba tribe. Perhaps you can wash the ochre paint from your body, but the memorable encounter with this unique tribe will remain in your heart and soul for an eternity.