Natural beauty: The Samburu of Kenya.

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Just north if the equator, where the Great Rift Valley provides some of the most spectacular scenery in Kenya, lies Danburuland, home to a race of proud, semi-nomadic pastoralists, the Samburu. Like their more famous relatives, the Maasai, they continue to withstand efforts to impose an alien calture on them. They still live their as they have always done, passing their traditions down through the generations.

In 1991, Nigel Pavitt, an acclaimed anthropologist who had lived in Kenya since 1955, published Samburu, a coffee-table book in hardback, on the Samburu people. Never before had a book been published about them that combined such meticulous accounts of their fascinating culture. The outstanding photographic illustrations provided a...

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