Damara Living Museum, Damaraland

#2 of 18 in Museums in Namibia
Learn some bush skills on a guided tour and get an insight into one of the oldest traditional nations in Namibia at Damara Living Museum, a world-famous museum of rock engravings and home to the nearly extinct Damara people. In an attempt to reconstruct the almost lost culture, a traditional village with thatched huts was set up at the foot of a boulder. As you explore the village, local women will show you which plants from the bush are good for food, medicine, and perfume, while men will teach you how to set up snare traps and light a fire using traditional methods. You'll see a mixture of hunter-gatherer and cattle-herding lifestyles, with some of the Damara making their living selling minerals. Plan your Damara Living Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Damaraland using our Damaraland day trip tool .
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  • Like an eco-museum, but truer than life. Dance, singing, daily life and crafts to discover. It's a very nice visit We could hear the language of the clicks
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  • If you want to know more about the culture and life of the local people, then you shouldn't miss this living museum. However, it should be noted that there is a lot of tourists. Sometimes there are la...  more »
  • Very amazing experience,very nice to know that in an ever growing world in Technology the Damara people have kept to their old traditions
  • Excellent means of teaching people how indigenous tribes used to (and, in some cases, still do) live. Well worth a visit.
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