Activities in Opuwo and northern Kunene generally centre on visiting Himba communities. This can be organized on a more informal basis in Opuwo, by contacting English-speaking Himba in town, such as Western, the owner of Aamveny Camp, or “Queen Elizabeth” (t 081 213 8326), usually found under the large tree with the other Himba jewellery sellers outside the OK supermarket. Alternatively, you can arrange a visit through your accommodation or book with a tour operator. Before deciding, make sure that your visit is likely to involve a small group, be culturally sensitive and benefit the community. Kunene Conservancy Safaris (t 064 406136, t 081 149 0399, w kcs-namibia.com.na) are Namibia’s most successful conservancy-based tourism company, with great ethical and environmental credentials, running a range of four- to eight-day small-group tours led by experts. All profits go to the five conservancies involved, and some tours include staying at the first Himba-owned lodge.

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