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Live portrayal of traditional lifestyles from the past

A visit to this museum was included in our tour itinerary. We were met by a guide that took us... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wetherby, United Kingdom
Stopped off here to see the Museum whilst in Damaraland in least populated and geologically based rocky envinonment

Taken around by original bushman showed where chief and his wives lived and the bare essentials... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Margery P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
D2612 | About 10 km north of Twyfelfontein, 9000, Namibia
+264 81 650 8634
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 5, 2010

The Damara Living Museum is a community project of a village nearby to preserver the original traditions and way of life of the Damara people, in showing it to the world. At first I was a little skeptical because many of those type of places...More

3  Thank hesspoint
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

The visit was interesting, but our enthusiastic guide made a homophobic joke and that sort of ruined the vibe. I know it's Namibia, but they should be a bit more careful when catering to western tourists.

1  Thank phillipdavid
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to this museum was included in our tour itinerary. We were met by a guide that took us through a narrow entrance between rock formations, into the site. It aims to represent an early Damaraland village, with various activities taking place in a...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Taken around by original bushman showed where chief and his wives lived and the bare essentials used in adapting to the environment. The women all busy making jewellery with beads which they sell to tourists. Most interesting was the herbs they used to treat minor...More

Thank Margery P
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We made a stop of around one hour to see this small museum village where we shown around by a nice lady and her little child. Interesting to learn more about the Damara people and see them dancing and hear them singing.

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

This place is well worth a visit. Fascinating insight into how things used to be. The young ladies were very welcoming and told some amusing stories, with sound effects, about the use of various herbs! The 'clicking' language is great to listen to and there...More

Thank Alys S
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit . The staff their were very friendly welcoming and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed learning about their way of life . They did a fantastic song and dance for us. They wanted to take pictures with our children . The shop has...More

Thank Monica D
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Namibia is made up of many different tribes of people. The Himba and The San still live traditional lives and can be visited. Several other groups offer these living museum villages to tour. The small village is set up with the traditional way of life...More

Thank ks358
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Very well done site showing how the Damara people lived and teaching their young folk their ways. Asked one of the guides where he lived. He said " Only two K up the road, got a fridge and wifi." Classic. Lovely people.

Thank Ljb310
Reviewed May 16, 2018

An open-air living museum, undoubtely the best place to experience the genuine Damara culture, way of life and traditions. Definitely a must see. Very informed and well prepared guides, many activities available. Amazing songs and dances at the end of a very interesting visit. Traditional,...More

Thank 15matjan
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We popped in to the Living Museum on an impulse, and ended up spending nearly 1 1/2 hours there. There is a choice of visiting the "modern" village as well, which we did. This consists of 4-5 shacks where the extended family that runs the...More

Thank Sverre M
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Of course it's all for tourists. But still it's quite informative and at the same time it was a lot of fun fur us and for the exhibitors. One of the best experiences in the whole Namibia

Thank marcelir00dy
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