African Tribes

Tribal life is still a living, breathing part of Africa. In some cities, ancient cultures struggle to coexist with skyscrapers, modern art and underground music scenes. But step away from the urban centres and venture out into the wild and tribal rhythms still beat loud and clear. From the people of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley to Kenya’s crimson-clad Maasai warriors, tribal communities offer travellers a glimpse into Africa’s past and an insight into its future.

Omo Valley – Ethiopia

Tucked away among the forests and savanna of southern Ethiopia, the Omo Valley is a remote wilderness home to some of the most untouched people on the planet. Life here hasn’t changed much in the last thousand years, despite encroachments from hydroelectric works and palm oil farmers; the Omo and Mago rivers are still the lifeblood of the region, tribes still stick together and ritual still runs deep. 

 

Masai Warriors - Kenya

The Maasai are probably the most famous of all the tribes in Africa. They were once the preeminent warriors of the savanna: tall, athletic and powerful. And despite representing barely two per cent of Kenya’s population, their crimson robes, colourful beads and long spears are still one of the country’s most recognisable images. We’ll introduce you to some of our friends among the tribes, people whose ancestors have lived on the Mara for untold generations. 

The Masai Heartlands

15 days from
USD $2,570
CAD $3,115
AUD $3,290
EUR €2,135
GBP £1,685
NZD $3,535
ZAR R37,755
CHF FR2,365

The wonders of Kenya and Tanzania unfold on this African adventure tour. Enjoy Serengeti safaris, the Ngorongoro... View trip

Kenya & Tanzania Safari Under Canvas

15 days from
USD $7,415
CAD $8,990
AUD $9,495
EUR €6,170
GBP £4,860
NZD $10,210
ZAR R108,960
CHF FR6,825

Experience the wild wonders of Kenya and Tanzania on this trip that delivers adventure and comfort in equal measures... View trip

Masai Mara Walk

3 days from
USD $1,002
CAD $1,217
AUD $1,285
EUR €835
GBP £657
NZD $1,382
ZAR R14,745
CHF FR922

Travel to Kenya and visit Nairobi. Embark on a journey across the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Park... View trip

 

Ashanti Tribes - Ghana

It’s Ashanti legend that, prior to Europeans arriving in Ghana, a golden stool was called down from the heavens that would give the clan eminence over all its rivals. It’s said to still exist today, although only Ashanti royalty know where it is. And although you won’t catch a glimpse of this mythical chair on your trip, the Ashanti are also renowned for their amazing crafts and ceramics – and they’re things they do love to share.