Samburu People


The Samburu people are of nilo-hamitic stock related to the Laikipiak Maasai. During the mid 19th century they controlled a very large tract of land stretching from all the way from Lake Turkana to Ethiopia. As a result of subsequent clashes with the warlike Turkana and Purko however, they were forced to retreat south to their present day range. There are approximately 1,200 registered families making up the ‘Namunyak’ community. Visits to local cultural villages may also be arranged, although we do please request that visitors do not take photographs as this changes the people’s lifestyle forever.