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The Living Museum of the Ovahimba
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Unique half-nomadic Bantu culture


Approach and opening hours

The Living Museum is open 365 days a year from sunrise until sundown. Bookings are not necessary. Just follow the signboards that are leading to the Living Museum and you will be warmly welcomed...

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Omungunda, 42 km north of Opuwo
-17.801614, 13.691071
+264 (0) 81 838 2556 (John) / +264 (0) 81 371 3884 (John)


You can book a program and the campsite at the Living Museum directly at the reception. Prebookings are not necessary / possible.


Please also read the "Frequently Asked Questions" section.

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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 ...