As a freelance journalist I have been travelling in Africa for four months writing on tribes, culture, animal conservation and much more.
During my first two months I captured the fascinating lifestyles of the Tanzanian Hadzabe and Maasai people and the remote North-Ugandan Karamoja tribes.
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Wiliso, the 27 years old Hadzabe hunter took me on his hunting trip
The male members of the tribe are famous for having incredible hunting skills. Their main targets are the baboons.
They only use bow and arrow to capture their prey
The Hadza or Hadzabe are an indigenous ethnic group in north-central Tanzania, living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley
Their number is just under 1,000. 300–400 Hadza live as hunter-gatherers, much as their ancestors have for tens of thousands of years. They are among the last hunter-gatherers in the world.
Wiliso quenching his thirst after the hunt
Fire making paraphernalia
Preparing the meat after the hunt
The Maasai people reside in both Kenya and Tanzania, living along the border of the two countries
Many of them still practice nomadic pastoralism, while others have been absorbed into modern day jobs working in tourism where they showcase their culture.
After the ceremonial circumcisions, the Maasai boys dress in black, have their face painted white
They must leave their families to live in the wild for six months. Only after this test they can become warriors, which is of great importance as a source of pride in the Maasai culture.
Maasai women chanting their traditional songs
Snakebird in Uganda
The Karamojong are a pastoral nomad group who inhabit the north region of Uganda
They have been trapped in a cycle of conflict for generations as clans of Kalashnikov-wielding warriors have battled the government, each other and the nearby Turkana tribe for cattle and survival. The country’s Karamoja region has become more secure, but it’s people are still struggling with every day life as their territory is the most marginalized in the country.
Karamajong girls from the same age. One with the scared tattoo, the other one without it
The Karamajong are famous for their scared tattoo which signifies beauty, adulthood and togetherness
During the scarification ceremony they use sharp razor to cut the pattern and rub ash into the wounds to make them heal as raised scars.
Young Karamajong girls
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