Experience the reality of conditions of those living in the Mondesa township, as well as the great spirit of the people and their children.
Drive along the coastal road, to the Mondesa Township in Swakopmund, which was established in the early 1950's to provide housing for Owambo, Damara and Herero people working in Swakopmund.
Discover another world as you enter Mondesa, a side of town that is more African, more complex and, with the assistance of your specialist guide, will become much more personal. Mondesa is a township where poverty and unemployment is high and where low income families live. By opening their lives to travellers and visitors, the township community raises awareness and can provide opportunities for growth, friendship, support and a greater understanding between varied cultures.
This unique cultural experience depicts a different style of life; each customised tour lasts about three hours with the aim of immersing visitors in township life. All interaction with the community is done in a non-intrusive manner respecting their privacy at all times. Learn some history, bridge the cultural gap through understanding, watch a demonstration of Mahango preparation, taste some unusual food and enjoy the children dancing.
Note: There is approximately one hour of intermittent walking on this tour over some uneven surfaces. Please take care of personal belongings at all times at the Township. A portion of each visitor fee is deposited in a community fund. Please note that most of the sites visited on this tour are part of an African Township, with much poverty. Be prepared for this aspect of the tour, as it is definitely a ‘no frills’ experience. Tour itinerary order may vary. Sun block, hats and comfortable shoes are recommended.