Cultural experiences in Namibia
Namibia is one of our favourite places for African cultural experiences. If you're interested in getting to know people of a radically different cultural background then by far the best experience that we know of is with the Bushmen of the Kalahari at Nhoma Camp. Getting to know these people takes time so spend at least three or four nights in this area. We've had several guests fall in love with the experience, even returning to spend several weeks with the villagers.
Our 4 suggestions for cultural experiences in Namibia
Kunene River Camp|100% (1 review)As part of a stay in the far north you may visit a traditional Himba settlement. During your visit you get a brief insight into the traditions and culture of these semi-nomadic people and get the opportunity to wander around observing how they live. More about Kunene River Camp
Nhoma Camp|98% (25 reviews)At Nhoma Camp you're staying right by a Bushmen village. Here, the Ju/'hoan people have been a part of the camp's setup from the beginning, and benefit substantially from your visit. Time with these people offers amazing insights into a hunter-gatherer culture. More about Nhoma Camp
Okahirongo Elephant LodgeOkahirongo Elephant Lodge is an extremely remote lodge, in the northwest corner of Namibia. It’s only neighbour is the nearby Himba village where you can go on guided visits, and gain insights into the culture and everyday life of these semi-nomadic, desert-dwelling people. More about Okahirongo Ele. Lodge
Serra Cafema|95% (12 reviews)Arguably Namibia’s most remote camp, Serra Cafema offers visits to traditional Himba villages. They’re authentic experiences; off the beaten track, away from most tourists, and conducted with great sensitivity. Learn about the lifestyle and customs of these semi-nomadic people. More about Serra Cafema