Tag Archives: tribe

July 24

Africa’s Alternative To Western Medicine

  We have all heard about the Traditional Healer, the Witchdoctor and the Shaman, but what do they really believe or practice on millions of African patients every day? Granted a few hours and some questions doesn’t give you a proper insight into what REALLY goes on, but at least I have scratched the surface […]

March 06

Understanding the Samburu People of Kenya

Recently I revisited the Samburu People living nearby Maralal, in Northern-Central Kenya.  They are known to have come from South Sudan and some even believe the Israelites. They are cousins to the better known Maasai People of Southern Kenya who separated from them around 500 years ago; they share the same language of Maa but […]

September 13

Samburu County and the Camel Derby at Maralal

  Ever thought you could enter a camel race and win $230 and to top it off watch a marriage ceremony of the Samburu people? Maralal, in the Samburu county of Kenya, was named so for the shiny tin roofs of the White settlers. Picture a charming little town of many shops, hotels, restaurants and […]

July 12

Himba People, Namibia

The Himba women and girls cover their hair with clay, creating clay dreadlocks and smear their bodies to protect themselves from the sun and mosquitos.  They wear goat and sheep skins around their waists and cover their bodies in jewellery.  Unfortunately it seems that the tradition is no longer standing for the men, who wear […]