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The Living Museum of the Mafwe

The Living Museum of the Mafwe was opened in February 2008 and is cultural highlight in the Caprivi, in the north of Namibia. The Living Museum is an authentic open-air museum where guests can learn a lot about the traditional culture and the original way of living of the Mafwe.

Traditional Dances in the Mafwe Living MuseumTraditional Dances in the Mafwe Living Museum

The presentation of traditional Mafwe culture.

The Living Museum offers visitors an interesting insight into the life of the Mafwe. The Living Museum consists of a traditional village and its surrounding fields on a beautiful hill with a view on the Kwando River. Huge Baobab trees spend shadow for the guests that are interested in the original Mafwe Culture. The Mafwe present their old, almost forgotten culture in traditional dresses.

Bush walk and fishingBush walk and fishing

Interactivity in the museum

The actors of the Mafwe Living Museum demonstrate and describe everything with great dedication and the guide translates into English. Almost every offered program is interactive, because it is also great fun for them when the visitors try to weave a traditional net or taste some of the offered meals.

A visit to the Living Museum is an unforgettable experience!


Mafwe Map

Living Museums overview

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