It surprised me to see these Himba women selling their crafts near the Swakopmund Lighthouse. It’s unusual for these striking Nomadic people to be found so far south. They were dressed in traditional clothing, their hair was beautifully styled with ochre and fat and their bodies adorned in jewellery. I chatted with them and bought some bracelets in support, but there was a certain sadness about. Times are tough for man.

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The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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