We had a great visit at a Samburu village outside Samburu National Park before continuing on a game drive. Liz and I were able to partake in a conversation with Joseph and Steven about their tribe – their struggles and their successes. We were welcomed in with the ladies to their dance and song and a visit in one of their huts to see how they live.
They have very little but are pretty happy people – water seemed to be their main concern. It is so hot and dry in Samburu – the river bed is dry right now, the rains should come soon but in the meantime, they rely on a water tank that was donated to them that they fill every couple of months for the whole village. As they say “water is life” … so Liz and I were able to do a little donation to pay for their next water tank to be filled and they were extremely grateful.
Check out Steven with the Buffalo horn that they use when they are calling the tribe in for a meeting or if there is a warning of some sort. They can hear it for up to 10 km!