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They are of European descend and their first language is Afrikaans.
They are the smallest ethnic group and descend from the Tswana in Botswana and South Africa.
Most of the Baster descends from white South African farmers and Nama mothers.
The Caprivian people live along the Kwando and Zambezi rivers in the extreme north-east of Namibia. They consist of five tribes: Lozi, Mafwe, Subya, Yeyi and Mbukushu.
They are a Khoisan group also known as the Khoi-khoi or Topnaar Hottentots. They have a tribal council and live in the area near Mariental and Keetmanshoop.

Your Travel Tips
You should carry your personal identification with you at all times. A photocopy of the relevant pages from your passport is sufficient.

If travelling along the Caprivi Strip, stick to the well-travelled routes.

You are advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.
Quadbiking: splashing sand ontop of some the oldest and tallest sand dunes in the world.

Fishing: Freshwater fishing in Namibia has become a popular attraction for tourists. Take trip to Avis Dam close to Windhoek for example, where one can spend a relaxed day fishing.
Short History
Namibia was first colonised in the late nineteenth century, but in the course of 100 years, it had passed through many hands before becoming independent on 21 March 1990.

Namibia enjoys one of the few democratic dispensations in Africa. The visitor will find a society in which issues relating to the management of the state, and civil rights, are often debated with vigour.
Namibians are a heterogeneous society of many cultures.  The oldest inhabitants, the San, are great storytellers and love music. 

Owambo have a matrilineal descent social system. The Herero are a pastoral cattle-breeding people, The Himba women rub their bodies with a mixture of red ochre and fat, wear traditional body ornaments and garments. 
Largest Towns
Windhoek - Capital City.
Oshakati - Northern Region.
Swakopmund - Coastal Area.
Walvis Bay - Western Coastal.
Katima Mulilo - North Eatern.
Otjiwarongo - central Namibia.
Rundu - North Eastern.
They belong to the Herero group and are cattle, goat and sheep herders.
With a semi-nomadic lifestyle they migrate with their livestock in search of grazing.

Due to their geographic isolation and conservatism they have not succumbed to the pressure of adopting a western lifestyle and modernization.
There are a number of Ovahimba who still prefer traditional clothing. Younger women wear hairstyles according to their social standing and married women wear a headdress (erembe). Women also wear cow-hide loin-cloths, ochre- and mud- encrusted iron, leather and shell adornments.

Young men wear a single plait (ondato), men old enough to be married wear two plaits (ozondato) and they shave the plaits off when they get married. They also practice a teeth knock-out tradition (Okuhiwa) this is done between the ages of 10 to 12 years.

The Ovahimba use a traditional lotion of butter mixed with ash and ochre to smear their skins. It gives them a youthful, wrinkle free appearance.

Upon visiting an Ovahimba settlement, please refrain from:
*Visiting the sacred fire in the centre of the settlement.
*Entering the main hut.
*Taking pictures of the people or their dwelling without permission.
*Women should not wear tight jeans or short skirts, as these acts are offensive and prohibited.
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