"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


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Our partners

Below are Kovahimba association’s supportive partners.

Their help is essential for the association which is thankful to have them. 

 In Namibia

• FRANCE AMBASSY www.ambafrance-na.org

In 2009, the French-Namibian Cooperation offered a financial support to drill a bore in Wakaparue, in the centre of Kaokoland. In 2010, it financed the first initiative of collecting oral sources on Herero stories and traditions, in order to create a database on Herero cultures and to design the museum space of the cultural centre.

• FNCC www.fncc.org.na

The French-Namibian cultural centre in Windhoek has been supporting Kovahimba since its creation, regularly providing rooms and equipment. Kovahimba organised conferences, viewings and an exhibition designed by the Himbas themselves, between 7 October and 7 November 2008. Translated into French, the exhibition "The Himbas, a life in ochre" is presented in France in numerous festivals, cultural centres and libraries.

• OMANDA DESERT & WIDLIFE TOURS  www.omandatours.com

A Namibia-based travel agency founded twenty years ago by two Frenchmen, Vincent Henry and David Rey. They specialize in safaris in the North-West of Namibia (Kaokoland and Damaraland), in the Caprivi and in the Kalahari, out of the typical tourist paths. Since 2010, Omanda Tours has brought Kovahimba a logistical support

• LONDININGI GUEST HOUSE www.londiningi.com     

More than an authentic charming guest-house, it is the place where the French-speaking tourists love going. Nathalie welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere (also in English and in Afrikaans). All the information on Kovahimba can be found there.

In France

 National Museum of Natural History of Paris  www.mnhn.fr

The museum integrated in its research programme the Baboon Rock cultural centre devoted to north-west Namibian minorities. Kovahimba association works in close cooperation with the museum researchers on this project.

• GEDEON PROGRAMMES www.gedeonprogrammes.com

“Helping to understand the world through amazing stories” is the daily challenge of Gedeon Programmes Production Company. The latter produced the documentary “The Himbas are shooting” in 2012.

PLANETE COULEURS  www.planete-couleurs.com

Since 2005, Planete Couleurs has been organising the Movie Festival “Curieux Voyageurs” in the city of Saint-Etienne. For three years (from 2009 to 2011), it financially supported Kovahimba association, returning part of the entrance fees collected.    

 • JEAN-MICHEL TURPIN www.actuphoto.com

Jean-Michel Turpin, a professional photographer, made the photographic coverage of the documentary "Rendez-vous en terre inconnue en Namibie avec Muriel Robin". The association is grateful to him for lending his photographs you can find on our website and in the slide show.

• JUNICLAIR http://www.juniclair.org/

Both an association and an endowment fund, Juniclair supports development projects in the fields of education and environment.

• INTEGO http://www.intego.com/fr/

This IT company provides solutions in web security and antivirus programs for Apple Mac.

• Terres d'Aventure www.terdav.com

This French agency is specialised in adventure trips and trekking. It is Kovahimba’s partner to organise and sell the first “immersion trip with the Himbas” departing in May 2014
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