Secrets of the Himba in Namibia
Approximately 10,000 Himba pastoralists live in the Kaokoland, an extensive territory in northwest Namibia along Cunene river. Another 3,000 live in Angola. The Himba are nomadic, moving place to place in search of better grazing lands for their goats. According to a local proverb, “A Himba is nothing without his cattle.” Himba women spend several hours each morning making themselves as beautiful as possible since hairstyle is an indicator of status.