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Programs & Rates

Download program & rates (pdf) (2020-2021)

Download program & rates (pdf) (2022-2023)

1. Traditional life in the village (2-3 hours )

Get an introduction into our culture. We demonstrate important parts of our traditions including daily life, food production, craftsmanship and singing and dancing. You will learn about our homestead, the holy fire, our religious beliefs and the importance of our livestock. You are welcome to join the activities!

  • N$ 250 / person

2. Bushwalk (1 hour)

Follow our guide and some Ovahimba on a guided walk. We will show you some traditional weapons and the plants we use for medicine and food.

  • N$ 120 / person

3. Craftsmanship Workshop (2 hours)

We introduce you to our special craftsmanship like pottery, wood carving and the work of the blacksmith. You will get the chance to work together with us and learn some skills from our masters.

  • N$ 250 / person

4. Spend a Day with us (5 hours)

Get a detailed insight into our traditional culture. This program is a combination of programs 1-3.

  • N$ 500 / person

5. Ovahimba Body Painting (1 hour)

Get dressed and painted Ovahimba style.

  • N$ 120 / person

6. Singing and Dancing (1 hour)

We introduce you to our energetic dances. This activity can be done either in the Living Museum or in our cave close by. You are welcome to join!

  • N$ 120 / person

7. Wedding ceremony (1 day)

On request. Pre booking essential. Get married Ovahimba style. You will get dressed as an Ovahimba and go through the stages of a traditional wedding. We will slaughter a sheep and a goat and have a celebration at the end of the day.

  • N$ 4000 / person

8. Professional filming (2 days)

Filming for documentaries and movies:

  • N$ 6000.00 up to 2 days unlimited filming (even if you only film a few hours).
  • N$ 2000.00 - for every additional day.
  • More information about filming in Namibia

 

Other

Camping:

  • N$ 100.00 / person / day
  • Water and fire wood available

Craftshop:

  • The museum has a craft shop, where a lot of jewellery, tools, instruments and articles of daily use are being sold.

Child policy:

  • Children from 0 – 4 years are free of charge.
  • Children from 5 – 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

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 ...
19 September 2022
The first stage of the water infrastructure project for the Mbunza is, thanks to a very generous donation, in the starting blocks. The access to a supply of water is one of basic human needs. However, this need is not fulfilled in many parts of Namib...
03 September 2021
We have a new infrastructure project and ask for your support. This project is about supplying the Mbunza community with clean drinking water (step 1) and creating a sustainable source of income in the form of a small campsite for visitors to the Liv...
14 August 2021
We are happy to announce the pre-opening of the Living Museum of the Khwe. Supported by our project partners Gebeco and Futouris e.V. we have repeatedly organized workshops and project meetings with a group of Khwe-San from Mut’icu to develop a livin...