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Salt Pan Carnival Will Boost Local Community – Lifestyle

The first Etotha Carnival will be held at the Kangonde Salt Flats in Onanke Village, Oshikoto Region, from June 27 to July 1.

The carnival is an annual tourism event that aims to showcase and celebrate the cultural and heritage diversity of Namibia in a way that provides economic value and benefits to the local community.

The festival will be held under the theme “Safeguarding Jubilant Pots to Improve Tang for Our Future Generation” under the theme “Celebrating Our Ancient Heritage”.

The carnival will be organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, the Ondonga Traditional Authority and the Namibia Tourism Board, as traditional custodians of the identified area where the event will take place.

Albert Bamm of the Ondonga Traditional Authority says the carnival aims to diversify tourism products, strengthen domestic tourism and attract international travelers to experience the beauty of Namibia.

“Carnival serves as a unifying platform for Namibians to come together and celebrate the country’s cultural richness and heritage diversity,” says Bamm.

Organizers hope to attract thousands of attendees from across the country and beyond, presenting an excellent opportunity to showcase the cultural richness and natural beauty of Namibia.

“Attendees can expect a weekend full of fun and events, including a traditional cuisine cookout, a totem pole parade, traditional games, horseback riding, skydiving and quad biking, among others,” Bamm says.

There will also be musical performances by local artists such as Kuku Nkandanga, Jericho and Tate Buti.

Kuku Nkandanga promises to deliver an incredible performance with shambo songs from his previous album.

Tickets cost N$100 per person for the duration of the event or N$30 per person, per day.

Self-catering accommodation will also be available.

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