Damara Living Museum, Damaraland

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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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  • The Damara living museum is a must place to go to get an understanding of how the Damara people of Namibia used to live. The participants are passionate in keeping their traditions alive and pass on a...  more »
  • We stayed nearby as it was a good place to go to the slightly different museum. I got my own guide to tell me about the life of the Damara. At the end i was dancing especially for me, as I was the last visitor of the day. Very touching
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  • Very amazing experience,very nice to know that in an ever growing world in Technology the Damara people have kept to their old traditions
  • Excellent means of teaching people how indigenous tribes used to (and, in some cases, still do) live. Well worth a visit.
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