Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, Kamanjab

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#5 of 18 in Things to do in Kunene Region
Witness a piece of tradition preserved through time in the tribal ways of the people at Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village. Visitors have the chance to interact with the Himba people through a local English-speaking guide, but be mindful of your questions and the differences between the cultures. Observe the outfits of the women of the village, their daily routines, and shop for handicrafts they made to trade with tourists. The project serves to help the people continue their ways without succumbing to the modern lifestyle, as some of the profit goes to their protection. For Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village and beyond, use our Kamanjab driving holiday planner to get the most from your Kamanjab vacation.
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  • A visit to the supposedly authentic village left a negative imprint. From the very beginning there was a feeling of showing, theatrical action, judging by that. as women posed for photos, willingly demonstrated their life. At the same time obsessively begged candy, which I foolishly began to treat children, slapping myself on the stomach with obvious signs of pregnancy, demanded more candy and for the fetal fetus! The funny thing, when we settled in Kamaniab in the campsite, was to see the same women in the "look", but already in the yards of completely ordinary houses, and in each yard were parked not one (often) car, apparently bought just with the money of naive Travellers
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  • This was a bit of a disappointing experience. Our “local” Himba guide was waiting for us at the entrance. From there she directed us to the “village”. When you arrive, you see a few Himba women walkin...  more »
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  • Good for visited, nice himba village's and school
  • I hate modernisation thats why i dont embrace. Himba tradition
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