Nhabe Museum

Built in 1939 by the British Military, the Nhabe Museum is found in Maun’s center and today you will be driven to this Museum, where you can learn about the village's history and view the work of local artists. 

Focusing on the Ngamiland people (those who lived in the Okavango Delta), the displays aim to teach visitors about the culture and history of the area, as well as promoting cross-cultural awareness. During your visit to the museum, you will also be able to see some of the local artists at work, such as weavers and potters.

The museum has a collection of cultural artefacts as well as wildlife exhibits. Be sure to explore the surrounding grounds too as there are a variety of indigenous plants and trees. There is also a shop where you can purchase local gifts such as candles, crafts and paintings all made by the locals – the perfect souvenir to take home with you.

Highlights

  • Learn about the culture and history of the Ngamiland people

  • See the collection of cultural artefacts and wildlife exhibits

  • Observe the local artists at work

Jamie
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I grew up near the picturesque fishing village of Rye, in East Sussex. However, my heart has always been in Africa since I was a young girl. Having a South African father meant my love for the history and colour of this fantastic continent has been a prominent part of my life, and so getting to travel to seven different countries over the last few years has been a dream come true. One of my highlights was flying in the famous yellow bi-plane across Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.

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