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Learn some bush skills on a guided tour and get an insight into one of the oldest traditional nations in Namibia at Damara Living Museum, a world-famous museum of rock engravings and home to the nearly extinct Damara people. In an attempt to reconstruct the almost lost culture, a traditional village with thatched huts was set up at the foot of a boulder. As you explore the village, local women will show you which plants from the bush are good for food, medicine, and perfume, while men will teach you how to set up snare traps and light a fire using traditional methods. You'll see a mixture of hunter-gatherer and cattle-herding lifestyles, with some of the Damara making their living selling minerals. Plan your Damara Living Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Damaraland using our Damaraland day trip tool.
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An interesting look at the way Damara tribe traditional people live. The guide spoke good English so we were able to understand the explanations, the demonstrations of the differents aspects of the...
An interesting look at the way Damara tribe traditional people live. The guide spoke good English so we were able to understand the explanations, the demonstrations of the differents aspects of the... more »
We called in on our way to the lodge, wasn't sure it was even open to start with as looked deserted but was glad we did. The people are very friendly and described how they used to live - it was all..... more
We called in on our way to the lodge, wasn't sure it was even open to start with as looked deserted but was glad we did. The people are very friendly and described how they used to live - it was all..... more »
Great living museum right in the middle of Damaraland. It was really insightful to learn about the way people used to live. The people there were all really nice and it felt very educational.
The location is really nice -walking distance from Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp and by the rocks. You will get a guide to walk you through different tents to learn about bushman life. The tour was finished with a nice dance. There is a beautiful museum shop offering diverse crafts, although surprisingly with triple the price elsewhere! It’s a pity to have the prices that high and cut that good source of income from the community!
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