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Very commercial but interesting

We had some doubts after reading some reviews but still decided to go. Cost pp ND 350, but after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Too many tourists but fascinating

I'd seen Himba people on video before going to Namibia so I was excited to see them up close. I was... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
New York City
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some doubts after reading some reviews but still decided to go. Cost pp ND 350, but after some discussion reduced to ND 250. Several larger tour group, we had to join a French group. Excellent English explanation re. culture/traditions by good guide Mario,...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

This place is just a tourist trap. The people are purely on show and look most disgruntled about it all. Would give this place a miss

Thank harte
Reviewed 14 June 2018

You are told that the Himba people live a very authentic live and you are cautioned not to introduce modern life to them. When you spend time here though it is clear than the women are very used to being paraded and exposed to tourists...More

1  Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We were in a group of 4 and excited to know the tribe. The cost for 1h tour was N$330 (around USD27) per person. The guide was kind on a rush and very objective and short answers for our questions. The Himba womens were not...More

Thank Gustavo B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I'd seen Himba people on video before going to Namibia so I was excited to see them up close. I was especially fascinated by how they do their hair. I was really cool seeing them in person though they looked less than thrilled being photographed...More

Thank trav226
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This village is very interesting and informative. It shows us how the Himda tribe live. It was unusual to learn that they do not wash and that the womaen generally don't cover their top half. We also saw ther hots made with mud that need...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I make frequent (multiple times a year) trips to Namibia. I know the full backstory of how this place started. We were there the first time in 2008 - interesting and not yet commercialized. Tour guide we had was OK but the local rancher who...More

5  Thank MJM33770
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

On the way to Etosha-west we all pass a jewel, a living Himba village with the full unposed experience we all wanted to know about! Its easy access, friendly received, well spent ken guide and the full spectrum of their livelihood! And, its a visit...More

Thank Bokwagter
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were privileged to visit this village where the tribe take in orphaned Himba children and raise them in the traditional way. The local guide spoke about their use of red ochre for sun protection and insect repellant as well as the smoking of the...More

1  Thank Jennie W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was an interesting place to visit to get an insight into Himba culture and lifestyle. Only downside was it appeared to be too commercial in their approach to tourism with many of the "craft items" on sale were available elsewhere and at much cheaper...More

Thank Jim M
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19 September 2017|
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Response from Jennie W | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We flew into Windhoek then drove to the main camp at Etosha for a few nights - well worth it. It was about a 5hr drive. We then drive another few hours to the Village. I don't think there is an airport close by.
Ellen S
25 May 2017|
Response from Ionela S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Ellen! Visiting the Village which included attending some activities (such as cooking, dance) and the tour across the village was around $30, I don't remember exactly the figure. I had the opportunity to visit it through... More
Jan T
8 June 2016|
Response from Beata_Saigon | Reviewed this property |
We did it via our guide. Just ask any guide or reception to get in touch with the village to arrange it. They need a day notice to prepare the visit.