Kaokoland | Home of the Rural Himba People

Himba girls dancing

Kaokoland, home of the Himba ethnic group, who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the seclusion of Kaokoland. Kaokoland is situated in the far northwest of Namibia, the almost inaccessible area south of the Kunene River.

Himba people:

Kaokoland (or Kaokoveld) is the home of about 6000 rural Himba people. They predominantly breed cattle and goats and lead a nomadic life. Depending on the time of year, they move with their herds to different watering places.

Frail environments, ancient traditions and cultures:

Visiting this region can be extremely rewarding, explore this environment with its cultures. It is recommended you visit the area accompanied by a guide. This will allow you to get the most out of the area, as a guide will have contact with the local people, which will allow you to come into close contact with the Himba people. One of the most spectacular landmarks of Kaokoland is the Epupa Falls. Several pools at the base of the waterfall allow for (relatively) Crocodile free swimming.

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