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Travel Namibia - Meeting the Himba Tribe

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Published on Oct 1, 2013

What happens when a traveler encounters the Himba tribe in Namibia?

Earlier this year, Sussan Mourad travelled with the World Nomads film crew to explore Namibia.

The highlight of the trip was the day spent visiting a nomadic Himba tribe deep in the heart of Namibia. While apprehensive at first, Sussan managed to connect with the women of the tribe despite language and cultural barriers.

After speaking extensively about the Himba women's unique beauty regime of applying ochre and fat to their skin, Sussan asks if she too can try out the treatment.

Watch as Sussan is transformed from traveller to tribal woman -- and see how the women of the tribe react to her new look.

*Note: Being invited into a Himba village and being dressed like a Himba woman is not a common occurrence in Namibia and certainly is not a tourist attraction.

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Credits:
Produced by Alicia Smith
Directed by Jesse Chard and Peter Teys.
Cinematography by Peter Teys.
Edited by Jesse Chard.

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