Escursioni a Swakopmund: This tour offers a fascinating and authentic connection to the characterful community of Mondesa, located just outside of Swakopmund, in the company of a knowledgeable and entertaining guide.
Drive out to Mondesa Township and enjoy a brief history of the township, which was established in the early 1950s to provide housing for Black people working in Swakopmund. Stroll down the bustling OB Street and get a fascinating glimpse into a typical Namibian township with the opportunity to chat to local residents and view typical homes and schools. Stop off at a small home craft market with different artists’ crafts on offer.
Drive through to DRC (Democratic Resettlement Community) where we explain the housing projects and how the Swakopmund Municipality is improving the area with money allocated by the government and with local projects and initiatives. This is an informal settlement which was supposed to be temporary but has now become a permanent area for people who cannot afford to buy a house. We visit a traditional Nama herbalist who shares her knowledge of the Nama culture and herbal medicines. Take a short drive to visit a Herero lady who discusses her dress and Herero culture (afternoon and weekend tours only).
Enjoy drinks at a “shebeen” (African bar / informal drinking place in a township) where you have the chance to socialise with the locals in a relaxed and informal setting, the way they would. Indulge in some unusual, yet typical African delicacies at a local restaurant, including Ondjuhwa (barbeque chicken), Omagungu (mopane worms), Mahangu Porridge (millet), Omakunde (beans), Oofukwa (ground nuts) and Onyandi, Oombe and Ondunga (wild fruits and berries). Head back to Swakopmund Town where the tour ends on arrival.
Meeting/pick-up point: Complimentary pick up and drop off available from central Swakopmund hotels.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: 10am, 3pm.
-End/closing time: 2pm, 7pm.
Others: Minimum 2 guests.