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The Himba People of Namibia

Namibia | 16 July

I was privileged to spend a day with the local Himba people of Namibia near Epupa Falls which run between the Namibian and Angola border.

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The Himba are indigenous Namibian people who live in the Kunene region in Northern Namibia. There are roughly only 30 000 Himba left in the country. Their culture is extremely different to that of Western nature in that the women do more of the labour-intensive work.

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Himba men and women are famous for covering themselves with otjize paste, a mixture of butterfat and ochre pigment which protects them from the extremely hot and dry climate as well as mosquito bites.

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