Mohamed Amin, Duncan Willetts and Jan Hemsing
ISBN 1 874041 28 8
Until the last decade of the 19th century, Kenya’s north was virtually cut off from the rest of the world, known only to those who had worked their way down the continent from further north. They comprised the hardy Samburu and other semi-nomadic pastoralists ever in search of water and grazing for their cattle, sheep and goats. This they found on Samburuland’s green mountain slopes and at the Uaso Nyiro River, towards which the early foreign explorers also made their way on foot. The river is the lifeline in this part-desert country for humans and animals alike.
For all who love the wild, remote and often superbly beautiful lands of Africa, Samburuland, home of the last vast herds of mighty elephants and still rich in wildlife – often referred to romantically as Kenya’s ‘Gateway to the North’ – is brought alive in The Beauty of Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs in the fine full-colour photography of Mohamed Amin and Duncan Willetts and the lyrical text of Jan Hemsing.