The Hambukushu or Bukushu are a population of Bantu origin who live predominantly in the Okavango Delta area.

Their lifestyle and their economy is based on fishing and, in part, on agriculture.

The Tsodilo Hills are believed to be the place where their god, after creating men and animals, has made them land.

Admirable are the weaving of the baskets used for fishing, masterpieces made by the Hambukushu women.

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Hambukushu people - Photo Credits: Frans Lanting

The Hambukushu
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Hambukushu people - Photo Credits: Sebastien Lafont

The Hambukushu’s beliefs