Peoples of Kenya
The Samburu are related to the Masai although
they live just above the equator where the foothills of Mount Kenya
merge into the northern desert. They are semi-nomadic pastoralists whose
lives revolve around their cows, sheep, goats, and camels. Milk is their
main stay; sometimes it is mixed with blood. Meat is only eaten on special
occasions. Generally they make soups from roots and barks and eat vegetables
if living in an area where they can be grown.
Most dress in very traditional clothing of bright red material used
like a skirt and multi-beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings, especially
when living away from the big cities.
See other tribes of Kenya: El Molo, Maasai,
See other gallery of Samburu in the Nyiru
Photographs by Frantisek Staud
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