Frequently Asked Questions
Programs and Payments
How do I pre book at the Living Museums?
There is no need and no possibility to make a pre booking of programs of the Living Museum. The Museum is open 365 days a year from 8h30 to 17h00. If you would like to let the manager know when you are coming you can write a message or call under +264 (0) 81 650 8634 (Hansbernhard Naobes)
Remember, sometimes the lines are down in remote areas.
When do the programs and activities start?
The programs start on arrival of guests. The people in the Living Museum are very flexible and everything from the length of the programs, starting times etc. can be discussed with the guide or manager at the reception of the Living Museum.
How do I make payment?
All payments (museum, crafts, campsite) must be done in Cash. You will receive a receipt for your payment.
Lodging and Camping
Does the Living Museum offer lodging?
No, unfortunately the Living Museum doesn’t offer lodging yet. Recommended accommodation are:
Does the Living Museum offer camping?
No, unfortunately the Living Museum doesn’t offer camping yet. Recommended campsites are:
- Aba Huab Campsite
- Abadi Mountain Camp
- Madisa Campsite
Can I access the Living Museum as self-driver without a 4x4?
Yes, you won’t need a 4x4. However for the Kunene region a 4x4 is recommended, especially in the rainy season from December to April.
Is there Public transport?
There is no public transport to reach the Living Museums. However a local taxi company might organize the transport for you.
Where can I find directions to the Living Museums
You can use the maps of the Living Museums here: http://www.lcfn.info/damara/contact
Support and donations
How can I support the Living Museums?
You can either support the Living Museums directly or help the Living Culture Foundation Namibia with a donation. Please find more information: Support Us
Should I give donations to the people in the Living Museums?
You supported the people while supporting their local business, the Living Museum. I you want to help the actors of the Living Museum or the local villagers even more, you have two good ways of doing that:
You can buy beautiful crafts and souvenirs in the craft shop of the Living Museum to support the whole community (even the people who are not part of the Living Museum).
If you want to give some things and support even more, best practice is to trade those things with local crafts as well. Valuable goods are pens, books, blankets, clothing or shoes.
Should I give sweets or presents to the children of the Museums actors?
Please think before giving sweets to the children. The next dentist is far away! If you want to give more valuable presents like books, pens, balls, please consider giving them to the manager or the guide of the Living Museums and not to the children directly.