A Day in Pictures – Samburu: Wamba, Kenya

Wamba, population 4,000, is a small town in the Samburu region of north central Kenya. It is located on the edge of the Mathews Range and near the Samburu National Reserve. Although Wamba is located on a dirt road, the main northbound road to the Ethiopian border is just a few miles away. Wamba is a semi-arid environment with unpredictable rainfall.

We spent the better part of a week here as we explored the communities in the area. This provided us with the opportunity to observe and take a series of pictures of everyday life in this remote part of Kenya. Enjoy!

The main street of Wamba
Wamba Storefront
Boy with wheelbarrow
Carrying water down the main steet
Classrrom at Wamba CCN Primary School
Changing a tire
Woman in front of a shop
Men engrossed in a ntotoi match
Woman walking down the street
Wamba storefronts
Students at Ntepes Primary School
Samburu Man
Men unloading bags of avocados
Boys playing soccer - ball is made out of strips of cloth

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2 thoughts on “A Day in Pictures – Samburu: Wamba, Kenya

  1. allowa lesamana

    i have been born in this place,im working at namunyak wildlife conservancy.

  2. Mary Newsham (Kennedy)

    I have lived in this town. I was a teacher there for 2 years in 1980s. I LOVE Wamba!!

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