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I am going as a photographer, and I interested in people, not animals or landscapes. Where do I go to photograph local life and culture? I want to stay off the tourist traps though.

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    I found Windhoek a little scary, but I guess if you're prepared and cautious then it should be ok. I was travelling with my husband and children and came across a few solo travellers.

    We stayed in a cute hotel called the Roof of Africa http://www.roofofafrica.com/ and really loved it, was safe and clean.

    In Windhoek we loved "Joes Beerhouse for dinner" this was a real treat.

    We drove north of Windhoek and found a gorgeous Himba village - the photography opportunities here for people are amazing - this was truly a highlight of Namibia. about 6 years ago

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    Contact Iris Piehl in Windhoe. Work Phone
    +264 61 254702 - she is a lovely woman, and a very well known person in the community. She is a travel professional and you can trust her advice completely. Do tell her I gave you her details - enjoy! about 6 years ago

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    Thule is a nice hotel. It's in the hills with a wonderful view. about 6 years ago

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    Not a lot of tourist traps in Namibia...maybe none. If you want a human subject to photograph, the Himba and San are special. Or go to the shantytowns on the edges of Katatura. Prepare yourself; it will challenge your humanity. over 5 years ago

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    I suggest you contact Ultimate Safaris. I just came back from a trip all over Namibia with them and our guide, Perez, was excellent. He would be great at helping you find subjects to photograph and to do cultural and language translation for you, which is needed in Namibia. Ultimate Safaris will specialize in anything you need, whether animals, geography, people, etc etc. over 5 years ago

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