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Private Guide Township Historical Family Tour

1. Private Guide Township Historical Family Tour

Through this township cultural tour experience you will be introduced to the locals and learn about the different Namibian cultures. Touring with your private guide is like being a guest in the neighbourhood. Visit the guide's friends in their homes and shacks, hear their stories, and see their businesses. Hear the traditional Damara clicking language and smell the sidewalk barbecues - even have a taste if you'd like. Your guide wants to share with you a slice of life in the townships of Mondesa, so you have a real authentic Namibian experience. The tour will include a meal, usually a barbecue or a normal set-up of local traditional food with a local family. The daily tours include a visit to the women's day project. On Sundays, the tour includes a visit to a Church with prior arrangement. Most guests come away feeling positive and inspired. These tours are not about poverty - yes, you will see signs of poverty, but rather the tours are about people and how they are lifting themselves out of their poverty. They are positive, resilient, hopeful people who are friendly, welcoming and proud of their culture and history.

Swakopmund: 2.5-Hour Coastal Segway Tour

2. Swakopmund: 2.5-Hour Coastal Segway Tour

Set off for some Segway sightseeing in Swakopmund, Namibia. Riding a Segway is intuitive and easy to learn, making it a perfect addition to any visit to Swakopmund. Prepare to have a blast on a tour along the coastline with a local guide. After introductions and a 15-minute training session, make your way through the charming streets of Swakopmund town, led by a professional guide. Feel safe and secure donned in one of the new and stylish helmets provided to all riders.  Buzz around the city and its beautiful beaches as you listen to a suite of fun and interesting stories. Get dropped off at your hotel to conclude the tour. Note that before the training session, you'll be required to sign an indemnity form.

Swakopmund: Guided Cultural Bicycle Tour

3. Swakopmund: Guided Cultural Bicycle Tour

Experience the warmth, friendliness, and humanity of the residents of Mondesa, a township in Swakopmund, as you cycle through its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and food, and even learn how to say a few basics in the click language. Together with your local guide, cycle through city center and learn more about Namibian history and tribal culture. Pay a visit to a local market, stop at a kindergarten to meet local school children, and visit a community art project. Later, learn a few phrases in the click language from a member of the Damara tribe before stopping for lunch at a local family's home. Finish your tour with a performance by a local choir from the township.

Swakopmund: Mondesa Township Historical Day Tours

4. Swakopmund: Mondesa Township Historical Day Tours

Start your day with pick up from your accommodations and get in-depth insight into the history and culture of Namibia. During your visit to the Mondesa Township, explore the open-air market, visit local schools, and visit local community arts and craft projects. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer, learn the Click language, and experience the meaning of “Ubuntu.” Experience a local meal prepared at a family home and end your tour with a live performance of the local township choir. Join this tour for an exciting, educational, and memorable trip to Namibia.

Swakopmund: Township Walking Tour with Local Guide

5. Swakopmund: Township Walking Tour with Local Guide

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the Mondesa District. During the first part of the tour, learn about Swakopmund’s history, its origins, and its well maintained buildings from the colonial era. Nestled between the wind-blown Namib Desert and the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund is home to palm-lined streets, seaside promenades and a pleasant summer climate that attracts surfers, anglers and beach lovers. Upon arrival in the Mondesa District, learn about how the neighborhood suffered during the apartheid years. Although racial segregation was abolished here in 1991, it is still possible to observe the traces of this dark part of history. Stroll through the streets of Mondesa and discover its vibrant culture. See first hand the kindness of Mondesa’s local people, who won’t hesitate to offer you to taste their traditional delicacies or homemade craft beer. During the visit, there’s plenty of time to taste the flavors of the region, such as grilled caterpillars. Spend time interacting and conversing with the locals and truly immerse yourself in the heart of African culture and history. Learn a few words in the town's local language, Khoe-Khoe, and understand the meaning of the African term “buntu.” Next, visit a traditional Nama herbalist and listen to her share her knowledge of the Nama culture and traditional herbal medicines. Last but not least, enjoy drinks at a typical African bar, and taste yet more authentic but unusual African delicacies.

Private Guided Historical Township Tours Mondesa

6. Private Guided Historical Township Tours Mondesa

Explore the eco-friendly cycling township tour with your private local guide. See different cultures in Mondesa and meet the Community with your local, personal tour guide, get to know Namibia better, and learn about the different tribes in Namibia from Ovambo, Damara, and more. Be picked up from your accommodation at Swakopmund. Visit a local open market. Walk the beautiful streets of Mondesa, full of life. Take pictures of the colorful houses and local people. Visit a school or Kindergarten. Learn about the community arts and crafts projects in the town. Then next visit an information center, where you can hear about the language and the Damara tribe. At mealtime, taste a traditional meal prepared by a family home in the town. Then the tour will finish with a performance by a local choir, highlighting the diverse interests of the townspeople. 

Swakopmund: Guided Local Highlights Tour

7. Swakopmund: Guided Local Highlights Tour

Explore the local culture and meet local people in Swakopmund and Mondesa with your local, personal tour guide. Learn about the different tribes in Namibia including the Ovambo, Damara, Herero, and the Ovahimba people. Following pickup from your hotel, you'll enjoy walking through the colorful streets of Mondesa, a visit to a local market, and meeting school children at a local school. You'll also visit a community arts and crafts project and discover the unique language of the Damara tribe which uses a wide variety of click sounds. Finally, enjoy a traditional meal prepared for you by a local family and then, end your tour with a live performance by a community choir. 

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