Cultural Village - Mafwe Living Museum
Come and join us for an experience of a lifetime!
08:00 - Depart from your Lodge and proceed to a village ( Mafwe Living Museum ) on the Kwando River near Singalamwe (Kongola area)
Learn about the Mafwe peoples’ fascinating traditional way of life as subsistence farmers, cattle herders, hunters, and fishermen. The Living Museum is a source of income for the Mafwe, who lived as subsistence farmers before. The Mafwe Living Museum also acts as a school for teaching traditional skills and values for the children who are actively involved in the activities at the museum.
You can expect to observe and experience the following at the Living Museum:
Traditional dancing and singing Traditional attire
Traditional food (should you wish to try some)
Fishing from Makoro’s (dugout canoes made from local trees)
Blacksmith, pottery, jewelry making and much more.
17:00 - Return to your Lodge at approximately 19:30.
NB: Clients should be prepared for a hot day, flies and insects around the villages because of the cattle kraals. It is recommended that you carry insect repellent and sunscreen.
Vehicle transfer, guide, picnic lunch, light refreshments and 15% VAT. Should anyone wish to extend this village visit to include sitting around the fire in the evening and sharing the village traditional evening meal, this can be arranged at an additional cost of N$ 250.00 per person.
Minimum 4 people
Rates apply and valid from January 2019 – December 2019
Pricing on request
A portion of your fee will be donated to the village and entertainment groups by the guide. Should any guest wish to donate anything to the village, it MUST be directed through the guide.
Suggested donations: old clothes, school utensils, pencils/pens/note pads/books/blankets, and NO food or cash donations please.
Subject to availability