the samburu of kenya

In the semi-arid East African wilderness just above the Equator live a tribe of colourful nomadic pastoralists called the Samburu.

A proud, welcoming people, the Samburu migrated from Sudan in the 16th century, settling north of Mount Kenya in the Rift Valley area.

The Samburu were not as affected as the rest of Kenya by colonisation due to their distance from white settlements, and even at a huge 21,000km2 – half the size of Switzerland - Samburuland remains unspoilt.