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The Living Museum of the Khwe
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San culture of Northern Namibia

Programs & Rates

1. Life in the village (1,5h - 2h)

You will get a detailed overview of our traditional hunter-and-gatherer culture. Experience the daily life in our traditional village, including our craftsmanship (production of clothing, mats, jewellery and baskets, traditional fire lighting, etc.). At the end you can enjoy some of our songs and watch the traditional doctor heal a patient.

  • N$ 220.00 / person

2. Bushwalk (± 1,5 h)

After asking for hunting luck at the shrine, you follow us into the bush on a bush walk with snaring, tracking and collecting bush food. You will also visit our blacksmith and learn how we make arrows and spears.

  • N$ 170.00 / person

3. A Day with the Khwe (3h - 3,5h)

Combines program 1 and 2. Learn and join!

  • N$ 330.00 / person

4. Craftsmanship workshop (1,5h - 2h)

We introduce you to our special craftsmanship like making jewellery or the work of the blacksmith. You will get the chance to produce your own bow and arrow, necklace or bracelet – depending on what you prefer to do.

  • N$ 180.00 / person

5. Modern Village (± 1h)

In addition to a visit to the traditional Living Museum you are welcome to visit our modern village

  • N$ 100.00 / person



  • The museum has a craft shop, where a lot of jewellery, tools, instruments and articles of daily use are being sold. The whole village and many surrounding villages profit from the sale of these products, as everyone is allowed to sell their crafts there.

Professional filming (documentaries, movies, etc.):

  • N$ 8800.00 - up to 2 days unlimited filming even if you only film a few hours.
  • N$ 2200.00 - for every further day.
  • More information about filming in Namibia

Child policy:

  • Children from 0 – 2 years are free of charge.
  • Children from 3 – 12 years pay half price.

Namibian student groups:

  • Namibian student groups only pay half of above prices
  • Up to 4 teachers (group leaders) are free of charge, but others pay the student price.
  • All groups must prove their Namibian origin to qualify for the reduced price.
  • Our Living Museum is a private educational institution without any external financial aid. As we need to pay our actors we are not able to reduce prices below this offer.

Latest News

20 November 2023
During the last project tour, the idea of a traditional workshop at the Mbunza Living Museum came about. The aim of the workshop was to improve traditional craft techniques that originally played a role in the respective traditional cultures and are ...
04 October 2023
The Living Culture Foundation Namibia is organizing a traditional workshop and music festival for all Living Museums from Monday, October 30, 2023 to Friday, November 3, 2023. The workshop will take place at the Mbunza Living Museum, approximately 15...
12 April 2023
The employees and patients of the dialysis clinics in Tangermünde and Genthin handed over a donation of €4,000 to Dr. Ralf Kühn, founding member and chairman of the board of the German-Namibian association Living Culture Namibia at his farewell party...
27 January 2023
Thanks to a very generous donation of €3,600 from Ms. Ute Schmidt-Rohr, we were able to successfully complete the first part of the water infrastructure project at the Mbunza Living Museum. A pump was installed at the Samsitu campsite very close to t...
18 November 2022
 This meeting was a "follow-up" to the previous meeting in March 2022 to assess the project progress in the development of a Herero Living Museum in Otjokavare. From our side, two things were essential. Firstly: Better communication structures m...
01 October 2022
In August 2022 we paid a visit to the Mafwe at the Living Museum in the northern part of Namibia to, among other things, install a new road sign. The erection of the sign had become necessary because the Mafwe had moved two years ago and some of the ...