Windhoek City & Township Tour

It’s believed that Jan Jonker Afrikaner was the founder of Windhoek, who built his house next to the present day South African High Commission when he settled there in 1840. Jan Jonker Afrikaner was the leader of the Orlam Nama people. Historians differ on how Windhoek got its name. Some say Afrikaner named Windhoek after his ancestral home Winterhoek near Tulbag in South Africa. Others believe the name was given to it because it’s a windy place. Local people, the Damara and Nama called Windhoek /Ai//gams meaning hot springs while the Herero called it Otjomuise which is translated as place of smoke referring to the hot springs that were found in the area. The modern Windhoek was found by Kurt Von Francois when he laid the stone foundations of the fort which is called the Alte Feste (Old fortress) on 18 October 1890. This is the oldest building in Windhoek and was built as the headquarters for the schutztruppe and later served for South African Troops. Later over the years the building was used as a hostel for Windhoek High School as from 1935. It became a museum in 1962 and still serves for that purpose in present day Namibia. The settlement developed more rapidly as from 1907 with more settlers arriving from South Africa and Germany. Businesses were opened in Kaiser Street, which is today known as the Independence Avenue. Today Windhoek is the largest, and the capital city of Namibia and is considered to be one of the cleanest cities in Africa. Want to learn more about our City? Join us on a 3-hour City & Township tour were we will give you an overview of modern day Windhoek while you get to know the comprehensive history of Windhoek and Namibia from colonial era to today. We will visit the Christ Church, Ink Palace, Parliament Gardens, and the Old Fort from the city centre and then drive to the Katutura Township. Katutura is Windhoek’s informal settlement and estimated to be home to more than two thirds of Windhoek’s 325,000 people. The township is a vibrant and exciting place to visit and a great chance to get a bit of insight into some of the more traditional Namibian cultures.

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Cultural Village/ Mafwe Living Museum Day Visit 

Mafwe Living Museum is situated near Kwando River in Singalamwe, Kongola area in Zambezi Region. 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. Want to learn more about the Mafwe peoples’ fascinating traditional way of life as subsistence farmers, cattle herders, hunters, and fishermen? Join us and expect to experience Traditional singing and dances, Traditional food (should you wish to try some) as well as witnessing Fishing from Makoro’s (dugout canoes made from local trees), Blacksmith, pottery, jewellery making, Traditional attire and much more. Our package includes a full day visit to Living Museum that stats at 08: 00 to approximately 17:00, 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. We take Minimum 4 people.

NB: Clients should be prepared for a hot day, flies and insects around the village because of the cattle kraals. It is recommended that you carry insect repellent and sunscreen.  

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Sioma Falls Day Visit

The Ngonye Falls or Sioma Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi river in Western province Zambia, near the town of Sioma and a few hundred kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls. Situated in the southern part of Barotseland, the falls are a day’s journey from the capital, Lusaka.

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