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Mbunza Living Museum

Samsitu Lake, Rundu, Namibia
+264 81 215 2496
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exhibition of the Kavango tribe

10 minutes off Hakusembe River Lodge you can visit this very interesting living Museum of the... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
teeny29
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Leonding, Austria
Great experience of African culture

We were not expecting much, but as it turns out it was amazing!!! This was the first and only time... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Ari I
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About 14 kilometres west of the Kavango capital Rundu you can find a place unlike any other: The Living Museum of the Mbunza, a traditional school for culture and at the same time a communal business for the local people of the Kavango. With this sustainable project they will be able to preserve their traditional culture and to generate an additional income.
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  • Very good7%
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  • Terrible7%
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“great job” (2 reviews)
“africa” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Samsitu Lake, Rundu, Namibia
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+264 81 215 2496
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

10 minutes off Hakusembe River Lodge you can visit this very interesting living Museum of the Kavango People. The guide explains all the different forms of their traditional life, weaving baskets, fishing, blacksmith, Music instruments, food, herbs etc. We liked this one very much as...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We were not expecting much, but as it turns out it was amazing!!! This was the first and only time we got to see inside the little African huts, and their villages, they explained their way of life, what they cook, how they hunt, make...More

Thank Ari I
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Not geared for what they adverise...came running from all directions to get into their artificial gear!!!....stop any where at a village in the area and talk to locals...you will know more afterwards!

Thank Andre E
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Sebastian D, Public Relations Manager at Mbunza Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Hi Andre, Are you actually sure, that you have been to the Mbunza Living Museum and not to a different village in the area? What do you mean by artificial gear? Kind regards, Sebastian

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

We visited the Mbunza Living museum on 11-Nov-2016 and were the only guests. We wanted the full experience, which was supposed to be 3 hours, but since it was just us, it took much less time. Joseph was our guide and he was great! We...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Africa is more than sunsets and the big 5 checklist. These people have a story to tell and we are the better for having listened. Beware of the sand in the parking area!!!

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

we learn a lot about Africa in this place and from the warm people in this museum. We drove there in a normal car. That might not always be possible , we made it but next time I would like a 4wd car to go...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

It's well worth visit. My friends and I visited and having spent a few months in Rundu we where able to identify parts of this tribes behaviour which is very much still present today. It is clearly a tourist attraction, however games that they played...More

1  Thank Toni J
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Hakusembe River Lodge
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.57 km away
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FAWENA Kavango Basket Shop
10.26 km away
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