Kaokofeld Highlight Tour



Discover Untouched Tradition

In the remote north western reaches of Namibia one finds the nomadic Himba. Perhaps one of the last true tribes in Africa, the Himba walk a fine line between ancient traditions and the onslaught of the 21st century. They cling desperately to their traditions and beliefs. The Himba are a semi-nomadic group of pastoralists whose very existence, dress and beliefs are dictated by traditions. They are tall, slender and statuesque people, characterised by their proud bearing. Their dress and elaborate hairstyles indicate their position and social status within their community.

Walking great distances in search of grazing for their herds of long-horned cattle and feisty goats, the young men are often away from their villages for weeks at a time. In times of drought the whole family will close up their simple, cone-shaped homes and move to seek better pastures. Men, woman and children adorn themselves with necklaces, bracelets, anklets and belts made from iron and beads. 

Scattered across the great expanse of Kaokoland the Himba seem as ageless as their land which stretches from rugged mountains across sandy plains to the great Kunene River where it plunges over the breath-taking Epupa Falls.

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