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Damara Living Museum

D2612 | About 10 km north of Twyfelfontein, 9000, Namibia
+264 81 650 8634
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Well Presented

Rather fun with very enthusiastic locals showing off their tribal life style. Life has certainly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian_Tomes
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Wedmore, United Kingdom
Fun experience

This is a "living museum" of the Damara people of Namibia. They demonstrate their art, fire-making... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Froggy2Denmark
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Denmark
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“village life” (7 reviews)
“young people” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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D2612 | About 10 km north of Twyfelfontein, 9000, Namibia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather fun with very enthusiastic locals showing off their tribal life style. Life has certainly changed (for the worse) when local Africans now wear often shabby western dress, compared with their former practical tribal attire.

Thank Ian_Tomes
Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is a "living museum" of the Damara people of Namibia. They demonstrate their art, fire-making skills, herbalism, and dances. Looking at this place from the outside (the parking lot) it does not look like there is much to see. But there is, once you...More

Thank Froggy2Denmark
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We stopped here on the way while driving from Etosha to Swakopmund. In all honesty it was a bit disappointing and awkward. It was cool seeing the San people but it all felt very rehearsed and they looked bored and tired of the act. There's...More

Thank Jolie J
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Well organised show to deal constantly with many groups of tourists. There are different tours and each group has its own guide. In our case the bushwalk was very short, probably because of time pressure. The various aspects of village life are shown and if...More

Thank huys25
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Local villagers have set up this living museum and it is well worth supporting. They give a good overview of what it was like to live in this area long ago with enthusiasm and a very welcoming feeling. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

1  Thank Barry T
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The idea of a "living museum" is quite clever as a lot of the aspects of local traditional culture are experiences of the people and their speech and activities. Visitors are guided through a series of stalls where different activities (e.g. making of jewellery and...More

1  Thank NZMDProf
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

If in the area this is a must. A charming man wearing a gecko skin on his head and a goatskin round his waist greeted us and showed us round the village. He introduced us to wood carvers and a medicine woman who explained in...More

1  Thank carol s
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was interesting and probably the best thing I saw in Damaraland, which seemed to be mostly about rocks and dry river beds, but I was a little disappointed to learn later that this is just a 'show' for tourists; that the Damara people don't...More

Thank trav226
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A small mock village of how a Himba community would have existed. Very well done with various demonstrations, including singing & dancing.

Thank BELMONTIpswich
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Nice place to get some insight into Damara culture, the visit is quite short and it did not live fully to my expectations. Not sure I would recommend it.

Thank Alli394
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