Nomadic Northern Tribes

The remote north of Kenya is the last tribal frontier of the main East African economy.
On the Ethiopian border are the most traditional societies that survive in this arid still untamed territory. It is possible to live with different types of peoples, some better known as the Samburus or Turkanas and others unknown such as the Njemps or the Sakuyes.
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The trips are planned as an ethnographic expedition to live with the different peoples, some better known as the Samburus or Turkanas and others unknown as the Njemps or the Sakuyes. The trips are in 4x4 vehicles and most of the trip is camped. We bring a cook and local guides so that we can communicate and photograph the different tribes.

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Kenya: Nomadic Northern Tribes

Route designed to explore the remote north of Kenya, the last tribal frontier of the main economy of East Africa. We will reach the Ethiopian border in search of the most traditional societies that survive in this arid still untamed territory. The trip is planned as an ethnographic expedition to coexist with different peoples, some better known as the Samburus or Turkanas and others unknown as the Njemps or the Sakuyes. We will travel in 4x4 vehicles and we will camp for much of the trip. We will bring a cook and local guides to communicate and photograph the different tribes.

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Kenya & South Sudan: Exploration of Ilemi Triangle

Ethno-photographic trip to Ilemi Triangle in southeastern South Sudan, on the border with Kenya and also with Ethiopia.

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Kenya: Tribes of Lake Turkana and Chalbi Desert

Kenya is more than amazing wildlife. Following Last Places philosophy, “deeper and further”, Eva Colomer will guide a group of adventurous travelers to reach further than traditional safaris, plunging into a less known territory.
 
It is a unique ethnographic route, designed in search of the most remote and traditional tribes: Samburu, Turkana, Rendille, Gabbra, Maasai, Borana, Yaaku, El Mole etc., to experience their extraordinary way of life which survives in a harsh and untamed land.
 
Seminomadic societies, mostly pastoralist, who also combine farming with fishing, and sometimes stealing cattle from their neighbors, will amaze the traveler with their colorful traditional attire and sophisticated hairdos and body decorations.
 
From Nairobi to the north, close to the Ethiopian border, we will discover different ecosystems which have conditioned and shaped their inhabitants. We will come across endemic wildlife, volcanoes, deserts, oases and lakes. We will cross Chalbi Desert and will swim in the mythic Lake Turkana, known as the Jade Sea by the color of its waters. With its 250 Km long and 55 km wide, it is the aquifer reserve which allows life in these territories.
 
We will travel by 4x4 and combine hotels and guesthouses with our tents put up within the villages. We will bring our own chef and rely on local guides to facilitate communication and to take pictures.
 
A great dose of patience and good mood will be required as we will travel long distances along unpaved roads, with lots of dust and heat. Also, although there are nights at hotels and guesthouses, one should bear in mind the minimum comfort in the tented nights. But the reward at the end of the journey will well deserve the effort.
 
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Kenya: Nomadic northern tribes, safaris and relax at Lamu Island

In this third edition of the trip to Kenya, we would like to give it a new approach. Without abandoning the essence of the original ethnographic trip, we have added two animal safaris and an ending of charm at the paradisiac Lamu Island.

Following Last Places philosophy, “deeper and further”, Eva Colomer will guide a group of adventurous travelers to reach further than traditional safaris, plunging into a less known territory.
 
We will start with a unique ethnographic route, designed in search of the most remote and traditional tribes: Samburu, Turkana, Rendille, Gabbra, Maasai, Borana, Yaaku, El Mole etc, to experience their extraordinary way of life which survives in a harsh and untamed land.
 
Seminomadic societies, mostly pastoralist, who also combine farming with fishing, and sometimes stealing cattle from their neighbours, will amaze the traveler with their colourful traditional attire and sophisticated hairdos and body decorations.
 
After the direct contact with these unique peoples of northern Kenya, we will enjoy two safaris in search of the big 5 in Ol Pejeta Conservancy (the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees) and in the Samburu National Reserve (with more than 900 elephants!). The sight of wild animals is an exceptional experience which will fulfill our dreams.
 
To finish up, we will relax on the beaches of Lamu after having sailed in a dhow, their traditional boats. Lamu was an important commercial point between Arabia and the Far West. We will share the labyrinthic alleys with the donkeys, the local means of transport, as there are very few vehicles.
 
From Nairobi to the north, close to the Ethiopian border, we will discover different ecosystems which have conditioned and shaped their inhabitants. We will come across endemic wildlife, volcanoes, deserts, oases, lakes and deserted beaches. We will cross Chalbi Desert and will swim in the mythic Lake Turkana, known as the Jade Sea by the colour of its waters. With its 250 Km long and 55 km wide, it is the aquifer reserve which allows life in these territories. Finally, the warm Lamu Island, with its motto pole pole (slowly, quiet), will introduce us to the Swahili culture.
 
We will travel by 4x4 and combine hotels, guesthouses and catholic missions with our tents put up within the villages. We will bring our own chef and rely on local guides to facilitate communication and to take pictures. A domestic flight will take us to Lamu Island.
 
A great dose of patience and good mood will be required as we will travel long distances along unpaved roads, with lots of dust and heat. Also, although there are nights at hotels and guesthouses, one should bear in mind the minimum comfort in the tented nights. But the reward at the end of the journey will well deserve the effort.
 
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