Samburu warriors wearing traditional bead ornaments in the Nyiru Mountains, Kenya

Peoples of Kenya

With The Samburu Across The Nyiru

Mt. Nyiru is located on the edge of the Great Rift Valley in Northern Kenya. Remote and wonderful, it is the sacred mountain of the Samburu tribe people and the heart of their territorial homeland.

I was privileged to join the Samburu on their way across the Nyiru Mountain; I was lucky to make it alive.

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Photographs by Frantisek Staud


 Samburu warrior with colorful bead ornaments in mountain village, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with colorful tribal decorations, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with colorful bead ornaments in mountain village, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior resting high in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Three Samburu men resting high in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior resting high in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Flies on the face of Samburu woman in Nyiru Mountains village, Northern Kenya
 Mother, flies and crying child - Samburu people of the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Flies on the lips of Samburu woman in a village of the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Mountain village of Samburu people, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Little Samburu girl in mountain village, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Little Samburu girl in mountain village, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior wearing traditional bead decorations, Kenya
 Samburu warrior wearing Michael Jordan shirt and traditional tribal decorations, Kenya
 Samburu warrior wearing Michael Jordan shirt and traditional tribal decorations, Kenya
 Elderly Samburu man sharpening his knife in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Young Samburu girl hiking through Nyiru Mountains, Kenya
 Samburu men resting high in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with colorful bead ornaments in Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Colorful bead ornaments of Samburu warrior, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Scars on the stomach of Samburu warrior, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior opening fire the traditional way  with dry wooden sticks, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior making notes on match box, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior opening fire the traditional way  with dry wooden sticks, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warriors washing up in dirty puddle in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Samburu warriors camping in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior camping in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Samburu warriors in tribal dress resting in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior in tribal dress resting in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Samburu girl resting on the way through Nyiru Mountains, Kenya
 Samburu warriors cooking at open fire in Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior at night in Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warriors cooking at open fire in Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with tribal bead decorations in Nyiru Mountain village, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with tribal bead decorations in Nyiru Mountain village, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with tribal bead decorations in Nyiru Mountain village, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with red blanket and traditional tribal decorations, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with genuine tribal ornaments resting in the Nyiru Mountains of Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with colorful tribal decorations and modern wrist watch, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu men resting on a cliff high in the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior resting on a cliff high in the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior resting on a cliff high in the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu man in the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu men in the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Old Samburu man in the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Portrait of Samburu warrior with colorful bead ornaments in Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Hand of Samburu warrior with bead decorations, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with colorful bead ornaments in Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu women in mountain village, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warrior with colorful bead ornaments, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Samburu warriors with colorful bead ornaments, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Colorful bead wristbands on the hands of Samburu woman, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Flies on the lips and eyes of Samburu woman in a village of the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Two Samburu women in a village of the Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Goat in Samburu mountain village, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Smiling Samburu warrior with genuine tribal decorations, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya
 Huts in mountain village of Samburu people, Nyiru Mountains, Northern Kenya

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