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“How it once was....”

Damara Living Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed May 28, 2013

A close up encounter with what traditional Damara village life used to be like. Traditional crafts, fire starting, herbs, games, dancing demonstrated by enthusiastic locals. All in our group felt it was not to be missed. Mornings would be cooler as it was hot at noon.

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

It was very interesting and they do clearly indicate that it is a living museum. They do not claim that this is the way they live today, but back in time. The people were very friendly and they did it with passion. Would recommend if you pass.

1  Thank Stefaan V
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This museum is very close to the rock engraving site we weren't sure if we wanted to stop but we where really glad we did. This is an initiative by young people who recreate how their elders used to live,eating,medicine,creating artefacts etc.It is dynamic and the information they provide is extremely interesting.they charge a reasonnable price and the profits go to the community.
Well worth encouraging.

Thank caro089
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

you can see how people lives long time ago how they make fire
weapon , medicins from plants etc .they dance in original dress.
we higly recommended to visit it

Thank rudy b
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Interesting view of the damara culture and way of life, dancing and singing was a highlight. The chief of the village was a real character who gave an amusing commentary when the young people were being taught to light a fire with traditional methods.

Thank Albany2
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