Discovering indigenous bush traditions in Namibia's borderlands

Travellers who venture to the country’s northeast can engage with the history and lore of indigenous Ju/’hoansi people in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, learning about natural medicines and wayfinding on a bush walk. 

What are Namibia's Living Museums, and how can you visit responsibly?

We speak to Kathrin Dürrschmidt, project coordinator of the Living Culture Foundation, and Rimunikavi Tjipurua, known as John, who manages the Ovahimba Living Museum, where travellers can learn about Himba culture through workshops and re-enactments.

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