Namibian cuisine

Namibian cuisine

Grilled game: crocodile, kudu and oryx, in Windhoek, Namibia
Location of Namibia

Namibian cuisine is the cuisine of Namibia. It is influenced by two primary cultural strands:

Indigenous cookery

Chakalaka, a spicy African vegetable relish served with bread, pap, samp, stews or curries

In the precolonial period indigenous cuisine was characterised by the use of a very wide range of fruits, nuts, bulbs, leaves and other products gathered from wild plants and by the hunting of wild game. The domestication of cattle in the region about two thousand years ago by Khoisan groups enabled the use