From offering sex to guests to not bathing at all, here are some interesting facts about the Himba tribe of Namibia

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Dec 6, 2019 at 08:30am

December 06, 2019 at 08:30 am | Opinions & Features

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

December 06, 2019 at 08:30 am | Opinions & Features

Photo: projectexpedition.com

Just like almost every other tribe on the continent, the Himba people have preserved their cultural values and practices in the face of civilization.

Recorded as being from North-East Zambia, the Himba people can be traced as far back as the 16th Century when they journeyed through the Angolan border and settled at Kaokoland now called Kunene Region.

Their stay in that region was plagued with an epidemic which caused them to move south for survival. This move down south brought them in contact with the Herero tribe. 

With an estimated population of 50, 000 now living in the north of Namibia, the Himba people are mostly semi-nomadic.

Here are some interesting cultural practices of the Himba you should know:

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