See a Tribe in Namibia that offers Visitors Free Sex when they visit

This article with the above headline will come as a surprise to many of you reading this now but do you know that a tribe in North-west Namibia, Southern Africa offers to visitors who visit them in their land. I know this will come as a shock to you but there is a tribe called the Himba tribe, and they are indigenous in the country called Namibia. See more details below as you read on.

See a Tribe in Namibia that offers Visitors Free Sex when they visit

I have to do a thorough research about the subject matter before coming out to write and publish these master pieces. The internet was awash when news of such cultural practice came to limelight, but alas it was true.

Sex for this tribe, often called the Ovahimba is offered as a show of warm welcome and hospitality. In the process, the visitor must beg the woman to remove her ornaments one by one and must also return them intact after the act.

Let’s talk about the country where this tribe is located. It is called NAMIBIA. The name of the country is derived from the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world. The word Namib itself is of Nama origin and means “vast place”. The name was chosen by Mburumba Kerina, who originally proposed “Republic of Namib”. Do you know that before Namibia become independent in 1990, its territory was known first as German South-West Africa, and then as South West Africa, reflecting its colonial occupation by Germans and South Africans, respectively.

Namibia, a former German colony, is situated towards the north west of South Africa. It is predominately covered by the Namib Desert. The first European that landed in Namibia was the Portuguese explorer Diogo Cao, who came ashore north of Swakopmund at Cape Cross in 1484.

Parts of Naminbia are notoriously dry and much of the country is made up of the Namib Desert and the Kalahari Desert. Towards the north of the country becomes greener with the Etosha pan filling with water from the northern rivers. The area is rich in diverse wildlife.

Have you heard of the Skeleton Coast? It is the area where the Namib meets the Atlantic Ocean and is littered with wrecks of ships that ran ashore in the treacherous waters, whalebone shelters used by the San and ghost towns that boomed during the early diamond days.

Due to the country harsh environment, the country is sparsely populated with different tribes of which the Himba is one.

The Himba are semi-nomadic people, who lived in the Kunene region of Namibia and speak otjihimba, a variety of a Herero, which belongs to the Bantu family within Niger-Congo. Then OvamHimba are semi-nomadic as they have base homesteads where crops are cultivated, but may have to move within the year depending on rainfall and where there is access to water.

Do you know that the OvaHimba people are predominantly livestock farmers who breed fat-tailed sheep and goats, but count their wealth in the number of their cattle. Their main diet is sour milk and maize porridge (oruhere ruomaere) and sometimes plain hard porridge only, due to milk and meat scarcity.

Both the Himba men and women are accustomed to wearing traditional clothing that benefits their livings environment in the Kaokoland and the hot semi-arid-climate of their area.

Customary Practice of the HIMBA people

The OvaHimba people are polygamous, with the average Himba man being husband to two wives at the same time. They also practice early arranged marriages. Young Himba girls are married to male partners chosen by their fathers. This happen from the onset of puberty, this may mean that girls aged 10 or below are married off. This practice is illegal in Namibia, and even some OvaHimba contest it, but it is nevertheless widespread.


Among the Himba people, it is customary as a rite of passage to circumcise boys before puberty. Upon marriage, a Himba boy is considered a man. A Himba girl is not considered a fully-fledge woman until she bears a child.

Religion of the Himba Tribe

The OvaHimba are monotheistic people who worship the god Mukuru, as well as their clan’s ancestors. Mukuru only blesses, while the ancestors can bless and curse. Each family has its own sacred ancestral fire, which is kept by the fire-keeper. The fire-keeper approaches the sacred ancestral fire every seven to eight days in order to communicate with mukuru and the ancestors on behalf of the family.

The OvaHimba traditionally believe in Omiti, which some translate to mean witchcraft but which others call “black magic” or “bad medicine”. Some OvaHimba believe that death is caused by Omti, or rather, by someone using omiti for malicious purposes.

It is also believe and reported that “when a visitor knocks, a man expresses his approbation and joy at seeing him by giving him the Okujepisa Omukazendu treatment, which entails offering his wife to his visitor to spend the night while the husband sleeps in another room. If no lodging is available, her spouse will sleep outside.” This apparently, reduces jealousy and foster relationships.

The OvaHimba have been successful in maintaining their culture and traditional way of life. As such, the people have worked with international activists to block a proposed hydroelectric dam along the Kunene River that would have flooded their ancestral lands. In 2011, when Namibia announced its new plan to build a dam in Orokawe, in the Baynes Mountains, more than 1000 Himba people march in protest to submit their anger to the United Nations, the African Union and the Government of Namibia.

Are you still surprised at this culture? As a visitor to this wonderful people, you could be offer a woman to keep you warm all night.

Lastly, another tradition that has stood the test of time is the “bathing is forbidden” rule. Rather than take their baths, the woman take a smooth bath and apply aromatic resins on their skin. They are also guided by the belief that the colour red signifies “Earth and Blood.” Their red skin is one of the things that make them extremely unique. The red colour is from the outsized paste (a combination of butterfat, omuzumba scrub and ochre) and its function is to protect their skin from the harsh desert sun and insect bites.

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