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Ways to Experience Nama Culture in Namibia

Ways to Experience Nama Culture in Namibia
Nama culture is an important part of Namibia’s heritage; some 60,000 Namibians consider themselves to be of Nama descent. The Nama are known for their music, dance, storytelling, and distinctive Khoikhoi clicking language, and there are plenty of opportunities learn more about their traditions while traveling in Namibia. Here are five ways to start. 

  • Visit Mondesa, a suburb of the city of Swakopmund, and tour a community market, school, and family home.
  • Sample traditional Namibian cuisine  such as omakunde (beans), ondhwa (barbequed chicken), and omagungu (dried mopane worms).
  • Shop for traditional clothing and colorful handicrafts at a local market. 
  • Learn about Namibia’s various cultures—Nama, Herero, Damara, and San—during a visit to the Democratic Resettlement Community. 
  • Meet a Nama chief and hear about the culture’s ancient customs, traditional medicine, and spiritual beliefs.

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Explorer Historical Private Township Cultural Tours

Explorer Historical Private Township Cultural Tours

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Get an insider’s tour of Modensa Township on this guided excursion from Swakopmund, which includes a tasty home-cooked meal and local musical performance. Learn about the region’s diverse tribes during this hands-on introduction. You’ll also visit the town’s crafts center, enjoy a beer at a local tavern, and get a chance to take souvenir photographs in the bustling market.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.54
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Eco Dune Tour

Eco Dune Tour

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This super informative tour of Namibia’s dune landscape is an ideal choice for nature lovers. Your guide tells you all about the distinct desert environment and helps you spot wildlife like lizards, snakes, and beetles as you walk across the sandy expanse. Hotel pickup and drop-off, bottled water, and a snack make this tour an easy and comfortable option.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.54
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Private Guided Swakopmund Tour with Local Guide

Private Guided Swakopmund Tour with Local Guide

Explore the food, culture, and history of Namibia with a tour of the Township of Mondesa in Swakopmund. Lead by a guide who grew up in the township, visit markets, schools, and homes where you can try traditional food with a local family and see daily life in the township. The tour includes cultural stories, education, and a live performance from a local choir.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.06
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Walvisbay Dune 7 and Swakopmund Town Half Day Guided Tour

Walvisbay Dune 7 and Swakopmund Town Half Day Guided Tour

Our Cultural Township Tours are all about the people. To truly experience the warmth, friendliness and humanity of township residents of Mondesa, you have to walk its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and not to forget the food, local mopane worms, learn to say “Uuharapo” and the Click language, experience what is meant by “Ubuntu”Explorer the Eco-friendly Cycling Township Tour with your private local Guide Explore different cultures in Mondesa and meet local people in the Community with your local, personal tour guide, get to know Namibia better, learn about the different tribes in Namibia from Ovambo, Damara, Herero and the Ovahimba people.This is an ideal shore excursion for those travelers with limited time in Swakopmund because this tour explores the main interests in Swakopmund,this will be a quick introduction about the history of Swakopmund and the Township in our community.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
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Swakopmund Historical Local Guided Cultural Day Tour

Swakopmund Historical Local Guided Cultural Day Tour

Learn about Namibia’s diverse cultures and traditions during this half-day, insider-led tour of Mondesa Township, in Swakopmund. Understand the country’s different tribal groups, including the Ovambo, Damara, Herero, and Ovahimba. Highlights include a tasty meal in a local home and a chance to observe daily life in the community.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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Half Day Swakopmund Cultural Historical Township Tour

Half Day Swakopmund Cultural Historical Township Tour

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Discover the region’s cultural heritage on a half-day tour of Mondesa and the Democratic Resettlement Community from Swakopmund. Meet important members of the local community, visit a local restaurant and bar, and gain insight into Damara and Herero culture as you explore the township, with insights provided by your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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US$51.29
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Swakopmund City Historical & Township Half Day Tour

Swakopmund City Historical & Township Half Day Tour

Explore the coastal city of Swakopmund, which sits on the edge of the Namib Desert, on a half-day walking tour. Learn about the city’s German and English colonial history from your engaging tour guide and visit key landmarks including the highest dune in the area, the German Marine Memorial and Lighthouse, and the local flea market.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.57
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Guided Township Tour Of Mondesa Swakopmund Namibia

Guided Township Tour Of Mondesa Swakopmund Namibia

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Local Experirnce in Swakopmund ,Mondesa was the exiled neighborhood where blacks were sidelined during apartheid , while whites and rich were concentrated in the city center. Although the system of racial segregation was abolished in 1991, it is still possible today to observe the traces of this dark part of history. You will stroll through the streets of Mondesa, discovering its culture. You will see the kindness of the people, who will not hesitate to welcome you and invite you to taste one of their craft beers or some of their typical dishes , such as mopane worms (grilled caterpillars). During the visit, you can enjoy other traditional dishes, so that your cultural immersion is complete.In addition, you can interact with locals and immerse yourself in the heart of African culture and history. You will have the opportunity to learn a few words in khoe-khoe , the local language, and understand the meaning of the term " buntu" . Do you know why he is so important today in Africa?
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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Swakopmund Explorer Township Tour in Mondesa with Nande the Township Local Guide

Swakopmund Explorer Township Tour in Mondesa with Nande the Township Local Guide

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Visit Mondesa township with a local on a half-day tour that’s a personalized introduction to the community: you’ll walk through the township market, join locals for a beer, eat lunch in a family home, and watch a Mondesa choir perform. The most impoverished part of Swakopmund, Mondesa is a world away from the city’s tourist sites, but taking in the township alongside a local ensures a rich—and respectful—experience.
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  • 4 hours
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US$61.54
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City Tour of Historical Swakopmund

City Tour of Historical Swakopmund

Swakopmund, known as the prime holiday resort of Namibia, was founded in August 1892 by the German Colonial Reich. For many years this town was the main harbour for the territory, being served by the mole and later the jetty. Both these structures still exist. Many historical buildings dating from that area are still being used and are rated as historical monuments. The distinct German Colonial character of Swakopmund has been well preserved and is undoubtedly a key attraction for tourists and entrepreneurs. The walking tour of Historical Swakopmund concentrates on the historical part of Swakopmund. Your guide will relate the history of Swakopmund and explain the origin of the various historical buildings in town. These include the Woermannhaus, a superb example of early architecture, Prinzessin-Rupprecht-Heim, a striking reminder of the way of life of the early years, and the Marine Memorial, a monument of superb detail.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.53
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Swakopmund & Walvisbay Flamingo Dune 7 Half Day Privat Tour

Swakopmund & Walvisbay Flamingo Dune 7 Half Day Privat Tour

Our Cultural Township Tours are all about the people. To truly experience the warmth, friendliness and humanity of township residents of Mondesa, you have to walk its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and not to forget the food, local mopane worms, learn to say “Uuharapo” and the Click language, experience what is meant by “Ubuntu”Explorer the Eco-friendly Cycling Township Tour with your private local Guide Explore different cultures in Mondesa and meet local people in the Community with your local, personal tour guide, get to know Namibia better, learn about the different tribes in Namibia from Ovambo, Damara, Herero and the Ovahimba people. Experience a local Traditional meal prepared at a family home in the Township / Lunch or Dinner End your tour with a live performance by a local choir from the Township
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  • 4 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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Swakopmund Cape Cross seal colony Day Tours

Swakopmund Cape Cross seal colony Day Tours

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This four hour tour has both a morning (09.00) and afternoon (13.00) departure. After picking you up at your Swakopmund accommodation, the tour leaves up the coastal road in a northerly direction. Cape Cross is 130 km from Swakopmund and along the route you will stop to marvel at the extensive lichen fields stretching away to the horizon, east of the coastal road. Another point of interest before you reach the holiday town of Henitiesbay is the “Free Republic of Wlotzka’s Baken”, some 40 km north of Swakopmund. This self-sustaining settlement of wooden cabins and bungalows on the beach is the haven of many a beach angler. Once past the town of Henitiesbay, the road leads past expansive salt pans where rock salt is mined and refined. Your guide will introduce you to the intricacies of salt crystals and saline algae, which are found in abundance.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Moon Land Vally and Welwitschia Plains Namib Desert Swakopmund

Moon Land Vally and Welwitschia Plains Namib Desert Swakopmund

A guided tour from Swakopmund to Namibia’s popular “Moon Landscape” is made easy on a guided tour. Private transportation brings you directly from your hotel to the famous dunes, where a guide highlights the area’s history—distinct from anywhere else in the world. Inclusions such as lunch and national park fees make for a hassle-free outing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.00
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Walvisbay or Swakopmund Explorer Township Cultural Day Tours

Walvisbay or Swakopmund Explorer Township Cultural Day Tours

Explore Mondesa Township ,on the tour you get a chance to  meet local people in the community of Mondesa, get to know Namibia better , learn about the different tribes in Namibia from Ovambo, Damara ,Herero and the Ovahimba people and try local Traditional Food and drinks in the Township with your local Township Tour Guide.Nande  is a local Tour guide from Mondesa, he started his  Township Tour journey 15 years ago while still in school, He grew up in the Township of Mondesa, he will let you explore The Township of Swakopmund and you will have the opportunity to interact with the community and learn about different Cultures Your guide will introduce you to a few colorful characters that belong to this thriving community.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.54
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Explorer Cycling Bike Township Community Tour

Explorer Cycling Bike Township Community Tour

Experience life in one of Mondesa township on a private two-wheel tour. Join a local guide on a bicycling excursion though the community, which began as an informal settlement during the years of apartheid in 1960s. As you go you'll interact with residents, learn about the township's cultural background and even interact with area children at a daycare center. The tour also includes a visit to a local family home while enjoying a breathtaking lunch or dinner Bicycle tour of Mondesa Township Explore one of the city's township communities on two wheels and interact with locals, including children at an area daycare Learn about the area, its history and culture from a local and knowledgable guide Includes lunch and convenient ,
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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 Swakopmund City and Mondesa Township Historical Day Tour

Swakopmund City and Mondesa Township Historical Day Tour

Our Cultural Township Tours are all about the people. To truly experience the warmth, friendliness and humanity of township residents of Mondesa Swakopmund, you have to walk its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and not to forget the food, local mopane worms,learn about different cultures in Namibia
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
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Township Local Community Private Day Visit Swakopmund

Township Local Community Private Day Visit Swakopmund

You will get an-in-depth exploration in the Township of Mondesa and Swakopmund". Learn about the different tribes in and cultures of Namibia from the Ovambo, Damara Herero to the Ovahimba People. Explorer Tours got in the Finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards and was selected as the best Responsible Cultural Experience in Africa the selection which was held in Johannesburg on 9 April, the panel of nine expert judges shortlisted nine organisations from across Africa – including Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa and Seychelles and Nande Junias Explorer Tours was in the selection. The African Responsible Tourism Awards rest on a simple principle – that all types of tourism, from niche to mainstream, can and should be organized in a way that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and local people.
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  • 4 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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Swakopmund and Walvisbay Privat Guided Day Tours

Swakopmund and Walvisbay Privat Guided Day Tours

Get a glimpse of township life on a 4-hour tour from Swakopmund into Mondesa and the Democratic Resettlement Community. Meet the locals as you visit community craft markets, schools and homes, and learn about the cultures of the Damara and Herero peoples. Discover how humanitarian projects are taking on the townships' dire housing conditions, then pause for a drink in a local bar and sample Namibian cuisine before returning to Swakopmund. Read more about Swakopmund Township 4-Hour Tour with Namibian Food Tasting
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.54
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Swakopmund & Walvisbay Historical Cycling or by Car Township Tours

Swakopmund & Walvisbay Historical Cycling or by Car Township Tours

The guide will pick you up at your hotel in Swakopmund , to start a tour of the Mondesa district. During this visit, you will discover the daily life of the inhabitants and the influence of apartheid in this area of ​​the city. Mondesa was the exiled neighborhood where blacks were sidelined during apartheid , while whites and rich were concentrated in the city center. Although the system of racial segregation was abolished in 1991, it is still possible today to observe the traces of this dark part of history. You will stroll through the streets of Mondesa, discovering its culture. You will see the kindness of the people, who will not hesitate to welcome you and invite you to taste one of their craft beers or some of their typical dishes , such as mopane worms (grilled caterpillars). During the visit, you can enjoy other traditional dishes, so that your cultural immersion is complete.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Swakopmund City Tour

Swakopmund City Tour

This tour offers a unique insight into the beautiful town that is Swakopmund. This tours educates our visitors about the rich heritage. This tours also informs the guests all the history and culture that lives in Swakopmund as well as how Swakopmund came to be.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94.23
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Swakopmund Best Cultural Historical Township Tours Namibia

Swakopmund Best Cultural Historical Township Tours Namibia

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Nande J. Explorer Tours Township Cultural Experience Tour in Mondesa ,Swakopmund    Explore different cultures and meet local people in the community of Mondesa, get to know Namibia better with your local Tour guide, get to know and learn about the different tribes in Namibia from Ovambo, Damara ,Herero and the Ovahimba people. Nande Junias is a local Tour guide from Mondesa,he started his  Township tour journey 15 years ago while still in school, He grew up in the Township of Mondesa, he will let you explore Namibian Cultures ,through his Guided Township Tour  Experience, your local Tour guide will get you into the township. ‘Don’t forget your camera and sweets and any sort of stationaries for the kids’ Why you should do our Tour 25% of your payments benefit the community of Mondesa.
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  • 4 hours
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Swakopmund City Cultural Historical Day Tour

Swakopmund City Cultural Historical Day Tour

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Our Cultural Township Tours are all about the people. To truly experience the warmth, friendliness and humanity of township residents of Mondesa Swakopmund, you have to walk its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and not to forget the food, local mopane worms, learn to say “Uuharapo” and the Click language, experience what is meant by “Ubuntu” Explorer Tours got announced April 9th 2018 as one of nine organizations from across Africa for the African responsible Award 2018! - Pick up and drop off at your accommodation - Visit Open Market in the township - Walk in the streets of Mondesa, while taking pictures of kids and houses - Visit schools and Kindergarden - Visit community arts and craft projects - Learn the click language from the Damara tribe - Experience a local meal prepared at a family home - End your tour with a live performance by a local choir from the Township
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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US$100.00

Half Day Namib Desert

Half Day Namib Desert

Lying between a high inland plateau and the Atlantic Ocean, the Namib Desert extends along the coast of Namibia, merging with the Kaokoveld Desert into Angola in the north and south with the Karoo Desert in South Africa.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$81.68
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Full Day Spitzkoppe

Full Day Spitzkoppe

The Spitzkoppe is a group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$244.90
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