The Himba are a community of semi-nomadic herders, many of whom still live and dress according to ancient traditions. They speak Herero and since the 16th century, they have lived in scattered settlements throughout the region of the Kunene River in north-west Namibia and south-west Angola.
“Don’t start your farming with cattle, start it with people”
The Himba number is estimated 20,000 to 50,000. As one of the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia, their culture, identity and way of life have come under threat from land reform, severe droughts, famine and political conflict. Despite rapid changes in their environment, many Himba have managed to maintain and preserve their traditional lifestyle.