"Pour survivre, les Himbas doivent avoir les pieds enracinés dans leurs traditions et les voix qui portent jusqu’aux grands pays au-delà de la grande mer..."

Kovahimba, l'association ayant pour but d'aider les Himbas, peuple nomade de Namibie


DVD for sale: 15€ + 3€ shipping cost (France)



KOVAHIMBA TRIP : Immersion trip with the Himbas

The Himbas who took part in the shooting of the movie “The Himbas are shooting” decided to host seven travellers for several days in April 2017.

They will share with travellers their culture and lifestyle. It is a solidarity trip and consequently all the benefits will be given to the Himbas.

By taking part in this trip, you will contribute to developing local projects decided by the Himbas themselves. Seven lucky travellers will have the opportunity to share the Himbas’ life! They are waiting for you!

This trip lasts seventeen days and, besides meeting the Himbas, you will discover the amazing spots of North-Namibia Kaokoland.

More info (here) 






If you’re an ARTIST (painter, sculpCapture dcran 2014-06-28  17.31.51tor, graphic artist, photographer…) who was inspired by the Himbas



Please LET US KNOW about your creations and SUPPORT the Himbas offering one of your works to Kovahimba.


Our association seeks to collect several artistic works and sell them for the construction of the Baboon Rock cultural centre !!


Please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or http://www.association-kovahimba.net/en/contact-us mentioning in the subject "Artist".



NEWS : Join us on Facebook 

Our association has just created its new Facebook page!

Come and discover it:  www.facebook.com/kovahimba

To show us your support, please go and like the page and you will be the first to know about our actions and news!

This page is also a link between you and the association. You can express yourself and share with us your suggestions, ideas and interest for the Himbas!

We are looking forward to meeting you on Facebook. See you soon!


The movie “The Himbas are shooting!”

When a whole people takes its image in hand...       

couv-dvdbdfClick here if you wanna see the trailer of the movie

Tired of being filmed by others without having the possibility to say what they really want, some twenty Himbas of Namibia decided to make their own movie. With humour and sensitivity, far from usual clichés, the Himbas share their ceremonies and relations with ancestors, beauty secrets, cooking recipes but also what they think about modernity... They let us discover their world! In their life - usually based on storytelling traditions- this movie-making experience was the first one! It is also the story of men and women who, as actors, discovered the pleasure to play, to invent and to narrate their personal story.

Co-directed by Solenn Bardet and twenty-one Himbas from Epuga and Omuhonga communities, the movie was very well received, especially abroad after it was broadcasted on France 5 in May 2012 and in several film festivals. It won the Public Choice Award of the film festival Planète Honnête in Cadenet, FRANCE, the Jury Choice Award of the film festival Curieux Voyageurs in Saint-Etienne, FRANCE and the Golden Devil in the category “Cultures of the world” of the film festival of the Diablerets, SWITZERLAND.

The DVD is in French and English (52 minutes, 40 minute bonus). All the money will be given to the Himbas (15€ + 3€ for carriage expenses in France).
If you wish to buy in large numbers or you are based abroad, please contact the following email and the total price will be communicated to you This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                       
Please send your bank cheque to the following address: KOVAHIMBA 11 rue Ferdinand Gambon 75020 Paris

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