Scents of Namibia Visitors Centre

Scents of Namibia brings to the world unique fragrances from the arid north-western region of Namibia. It is a wholly community owned enterprise specialising in sourcing plant products and producing essential oils. Designed in a traditional Himba homestead style building, our Visitors Centre offers daily tours which describe and demonstrate the production of essential oils at the Opuwo Processing Facility.

The Visitors Centre is open daily Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00, however, the best time to visit the processing is from 09h00 – 16h00 when the distillation process is underway. At the centre you can learn about the community development initiatives associated with indigenous natural plant products in the Kunene region of Namibia with the highlight being "Namibian Myrrh", the Ovahimba traditional perfume. Various finished cosmetic products are also available to purchase.


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