Tribal East Africa

East Africa is a vast territory mainly dry or semi-dry with very few good roads especially in more remote areas.

Such areas were a target of my travel in 2011. It wasn't because of lanscapes or wildlife, it was because of PEOPLE - brave warriors Samburu, cheerful Rendille, proud Prophet worshippers - Gabbra and Borana, bold Turkana and friendly Elmolo people. All these tribes are pastoralists: they keep cattle, goats or camels and all depend totally on their animals and scattered sources of water. They live in northern Kenya cooperating together or fighting over all that what is necessary to keep them alive.

In Tanzania one of the last African hunters-gatherers bushmen Hadza, wander in wide areas around saline Lake Eyasi in search of game and bee nests, the same way they were doing for ten thousands years. They buy heads for their arrows from neighbours Datoga who are traditionally blacksmiths.

Welcome to photographic travel through tribal East Africa.